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Old 09-08-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default What range should I zero my .22 at?

I'm new to shooting and I recently bought a remington 597 and put an osprey scope on it. I was just wondering where I should zero it in at? I've heard 60 yards, some say 100 yards. I don't know how much the bullet drops at 100 yards for sure but someone told me around 7 inches. Someone give me an idea please.

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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depends on what you need, the scope I have that I use on my 22 is sighted in at 50 yards dead on. I only use the scope for hunting rabbits, squirrels, and muskrats, I use iron for everything else.

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I'm just wondering what would be ideal? Probably between 50-75 yrds?

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I'm just wondering what would be ideal? Probably between 50-75 yrds?
The ideal is, as stated above, depends on you or your intended use. If you will be taking 100 yard shots then that is the ideal. If you are taking 30 yards, then...
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.22's don't shoot very flat which means the bullet rises a bit in a very short range then begins to drop,so if you sighted it in for lets say 100 yards,you would be really really high at say 25 yards,just keep that in mind if you want to hunt with it or something.I'd say 50 yards is more ideal for a .22.

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Zero it at 50 yards.

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Zero it at 50 yards.

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For .22 LR, as the man said- 50 yards.

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You're welcome. Get it zeroed in and shoot the snot out of it.

If you find 50 yards is not your optimal distance, re-zero.

It all comes with accumulated trigger time. Plus our shooting style/preference changes with experience.

Come back to this thread when you find your "happy place" sight-in distance.
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50 yards is a good distance. I personally use 75 as I find it works best for me. 100 is OK if you're doing most of your shooting at 100 yards. However, as has been stated, you'll be a little high in closer. But 50 has it's limitations too.

CCI Mini-Mags, according to their catalog, when at a 75 yd zero, are a 3.3" low at 100 yds, 1.4" high at 50, and 0.7" high at 25. That's why I like the 75 zero. It's quite easy to compensate for these small increments.

But, you takes your chances and lives with the results. Good Luck!

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