Rifle Zeroing

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by ManDown, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. ManDown

    ManDown New Member

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    Just bought a .308 scout rifle for target practice and hunting. It's my first rifle, what's the recommended distance to zero in. I was told that zeroing at 25 yds. is fine if hunting distance won't be more than 150yds. Any recommendations?
     

  2. ManDown

    ManDown New Member

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    So after bore sighting my weapon I should adjust windage and elevation at 100yds?
     
  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    You should be on paper, then adjust scope. If you adjust to 2" high at 100 yards that should zero the rifle at 200 yards giving you a 250 yards kill zone.
     
  4. ManDown

    ManDown New Member

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    Thanks for the info
     
  5. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I have to agree, for a scout carbine.

    Not what to do, but what I do,

    any rifle I'm going to use short distance, I try to

    zero at 100 yards, makes shooting shorter distances

    easier, for me, at least.
     
  6. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    After bore sighting I always zero at 35 yards. This will roughly give you a 200 yard far zero.
     
  7. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Dont kill the 308 set it at 3 inch high at 100 puts u back to zero around 254 yards an only 3 to 4 low at 300 then practice alot at 300 200 an so on good shootin to ya
     
  8. ManDown

    ManDown New Member

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    When you mean 3 inch high you mean to move my shot group 3 inches above the bulls eye at 100 yds.
     
  9. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Yes sir the 308 is an exelent choice for shots out to 400 or more as long as u put in the time to become able to make the long shots