UKAHFT What's the best zero for hft

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  1. Mike Pockett

    Mike Pockett New Member

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    Hi there was just putting the question out there as alot of people are using the 35y zero what you guys using and why ??
     
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    Best second zero is 25-26m but your sight height should be 42mm. Look at Chair Gun.:)
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  5. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn I❤HFT

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    I personally use a 43yrd zero but as stated above there isn't an "ideal" zero distance/magnification/scope height/px setting for hft, its what works for YOU!
     
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    poth Whafta old Gits world champion

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    50 yds for me must change it can't hit fK all lately
     
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    Almost certainly Kev, ain't not good at all keep away from 40yrds
     
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  8. madplinker

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    What has already been said above what works for YOU.
    Put in the time and effort most things will work.
    Also what part of the course do you struggle with most i.e. do you miss a lot of close 15 mm targets in that part of course where less error can be made or the far targets.
    If miss a lot of 15 mm try 25 yards if miss a lot of 35 mm targets far out try 35 yards zero
    All have plus or minus points non are perfect so put in time and effort know your kit and see what works for you.
     
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    subaru swift I don't have a solution, I just love the problem.

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    36y for me, But as said try a few ranges & see how it goes.
     
  10. Roger Pardy

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    25 yrs for me, px @25 on 8x mag. Just changed to a hawke touch so haven't had a chance to see if it's any different (hopefully better ). I like the scope as close to the barrel as possible. My combo gives ALL hold overs & anything past 15yrds out to 30 is as near as dammit on the cross hairs. I've always struggled with the further targets 40+ but I'm not sure that's because of my zero.
     
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    Roger it is not your zero why you have problems with 40 yards plus it will be your ranging methods or technique why your missing them.
    Good ranging equals good aim points more kills better scores.
    Bad ranging bad aim points more misses.
    Most of the top shooters I know have at least 3 different ranging methods of calculating the range to target.
    If you just use your eyes which can be easily fooled in different light etc.
    Practice with your eye but have other techniques in your HFT tool box.
     
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    Roger Pardy Active Member

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    Ranging & parralax errors due to eye position. I'm hoping the zero eye relief on the new hawke will help with the latter.
     
  13. madplinker

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    I don't want to rain on your parade Rodger all scopes will have some kind of parallax error in them. That includes the connect style scopes.
    You are eliminating the most of it you can which in the end of the day that's what we all are trying to do with a scope.
    And also getting a good cheek head position on your adjustable cheek piece to get that good sight picture to eliminate parallax error by looking through the centre of your scope.
    The Hawke will definitely help in your quest.
    Keep on trying and persevering that's all we can do.:):)
     
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  14. Coggie

    Coggie Mad as a box of budgies.

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    Try, Fail. Try, fail, adjust, try, fail, listen, adjust, try, KILL.

    Repeat repeat repeat.

    No one is right or wrong. Plenty of advice, listen to it all, try some, and then practice.

    Me 30 yds for a zero, scores about the same number . Hee hee
     
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  15. madplinker

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    I have tried 30 yards zero for a long time also 35 yards zero for a long time too but probably last two years stuck with 25 yards zero.
    All have advantages and disadvantages none are perfect so comes down to personal preference at the end of the day. Just learn your zero like the back of your hand and get good ranging skills things will improve.
     
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