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8 years 2 weeks ago, 10:52 PM


luckybychoice's picture

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Join Date:
May 2009
United States

what range do you typically set your rifle up for? and i am talking your rifle,i have always measured in meters myself when shooting and consider 200 meters to be POA-POI,so i hold low at 100 meters and high at 300 meters.I have also always set a battlesight zero at 17 clicks from right to left and 11 clicks from bottom up on an AR.That's iron sights too.any thoughts?

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8 years 2 weeks ago, 12:20 AM


rifle zero

for my Savage .270 deer rifle I zero at 200 AK,RPK and SKS I have sighted in zero at 200 meters.I dont know how many feet or yards that many meters is but I can judge it by my eye and know where my bullets hit between there and me with them weapons.i call it redneck windage...

8 years 2 weeks ago, 7:53 AM


Vaquero's picture

General of the Army
Join Date:
Dec 2009
West Texas
rifle zero

200 yards with the .243.
with POI I get a 4" window all the way to 300 yards.
Thats where the energy starts to drop below 1000 ft. lbs."deer killing" range.

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8 years 2 weeks ago, 10:13 AM


runawaygun762's picture

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Nov 2008
Richland, MO, United States

A meter is 3.2808888 feet. I zero my M4 at 25 meters. I haven't looked at any ballistic charts for my wife's Rem varmint gun yet. Hell, she hasn't even fired it yet after almost two years. That's 700 bucks wasted so far.

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8 years 2 weeks ago, 2:59 PM


Shakleford's picture

Join Date:
Feb 2009
Ft. Worth, Texas, United States
All my rifles are set

at 100 yards.......We don't believe in the long shot for deer down here in Tejas!

"Two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red the white the blue.The other ones got a rattlesnake with a simple statement made, Don’t Tread On Me is what it says"
8 years 2 weeks ago, 7:56 AM


TXLUCKYGUY's picture

Major General
Join Date:
Dec 2009

My work gun has the Aimpoint set for 25m; irons (XS) set for 100m. I rarely get to train past 100m (maybe 4-5 times a year), and the particular piece is typically deployed inside 50m. The way the gun is set up either sight system allows for very quick/close engagements, and I know where the bullet will strike at ranges out to 200m with either sight.

My hog gun is a shorty scout setup (Leupold 2x)'s set for 100yds (outside usage range) and still holds true at much closer ranges.

I usually set an iron sighted long gun up for 100yds then practice at different ranges to know for sure where the pill will strike at 35, 75, 150, etc.

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