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Old 01-05-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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After I have bore sighted my 17hmr scope what is the accurate range for making squirrel head shots



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Old 01-05-2013, 01:59 AM   #2
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You are gonna want to fine tune your scope before you hunt with it, but I would say if your proficient with your rifle you should be able to take em out from a ways off. Just my .02 cents.



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It's not hard to see squirrels over 50 yards away. When there are a few leaves on the trees it's much easier to see the squirrels. It really depends on the height of your scope mount. You want to be able to make shots from 10 yards to 100 yards. I would sight the gun in for 60 yards or more. If you sight the gun in closer you will have to much arc in the path of your shots.

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cgersty,thats a good one, from a ways off! Cliff

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my ruger 1022 converted to .17hm2 was sighted @100 yds it was almost flat till there. after fell off fast .balistic tables are all over the internet study some proof it and hope for no cross winds

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forgot to mention groups were 1 to 1.5 at 100 depending on me and the wind

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cgersty,thats a good one, from a ways off! Cliff
I'm a backwoods redneck hillbilly been saying that for years! Lol
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cgersty ,I like your style

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It's not hard to see squirrels over 50 yards away. When there are a few leaves on the trees it's much easier to see the squirrels. It really depends on the height of your scope mount. You want to be able to make shots from 10 yards to 100 yards. I would sight the gun in for 60 yards or more. If you sight the gun in closer you will have to much arc in the path of your shots.
Sighting the rifle at 50 yards will not effect ballistics. The "arc" is determined by ballistics. It has nothing to do w/ scope height or zero range of a scope.
If the scope is zero'ed at 100 yards it falls to -3" at 150 yards. At 75 yards it is less then 1/3rd" high. This is w/ a 20gr gamepoint. Here is a ballistics calculator. If you check, on most calibers the zero range improves w/ a higher scope. The standard is 1.5".
http://www.jbmballistics.com/cgi-bin/jbmtraj-5.1.cgi

You need to know the bullet and velosity. You can play from there.
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I'm a backwoods redneck hillbilly been saying that for years! Lol
And all this time I thought Rednecks and Hillbilly's were different. Similar to sayin' down the road a bit. Go to Maine. Those are the biggest hillbilly's I've ever met! We are talking deliverence Sh!t. When a town has 90% of the people w/ the same last name, move on.


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