Alright smarty pants, I'll give you this battle. But I shall win this "war". hahanitestalker said:What ever number of shots you are using for your zero must be repeatable. The rifle should be cleaned and fire another string. It takes a number of strings of fire to determine if the rifle is holding its zero.
It is highly unlikely you will carry a Lead Sled around while using your rifle. The zero of a rifle changes with forearm support. The zero from a rigid forearm support will differ from a hand supported forearm. It is only in a mystical land that 3 shots proves a rifles is zeroed. Really Alice.
If you are refering to sighting in a rifle here is one example.Is there such a thing as a 3 shot zero? I've heard of it but can't find out about it. Thanks.
I do agree that I would probably gain a good bit from actually sitting down and reading up on marksmanship skills and the like. However, I do not take back the smarty pants comment as all of us, like it or not, like to toss out immature names from time to time. Hahanitestalker said:"Smarty Pants" have not heard that since the third grade. You really should study Basic Rifle Marksmanship. This would at least enable you to discuss the subject on shooting forums.
That is how I do it and I strongly advise it. If you are on at 25 it only cost one shot. If you are not on at 25 it is easy to get there and you will not waste time and money (and cussing) if you don't hit the paper at 100 when you first start!So I had two scopes mounted and bore sighted for 100 yards. I'm new to scopes as I've always shot iron sights, so best thing to do is start at 25 yards, make sure it's good then out to 100 yards to get it zeroed. Correct?
i bought mine simply because it's easier than having to take mine to the gun shop and have it done when i bought a new scope or decide to move one to another rifle. and sometimes i buy a new scope and the one that was on there, i decide will be better for another rifle i have!I think Im gonna invest in a boresight laser next...but its kinda fun shooting tight 3-shot groups and adjusting to POI
I agree - There are few things as humbling as "coming back to it later in the process."I use a bore sight when I install a scope but still fire my first shot at 25 to make sure I am close enough to be be on paper at 100 to keep from wasting ammo.
Just some advise from an old fart who has found it is better to do this to start with rather than come back to it latter in the process!