zero range's?

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  1. palmanda

    palmanda Member

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    Well Im sitting here an my little brain is ticking over and I got to thinking about different zero ranges.

    Pretty much everyone at our club zero's at 40 yards for FT

    Im not really sure why we do but we do.....

    What range do you chaps zero at and is there a particular reason you use that range

    :confused:
     
  2. villiers

    villiers Self appointed antipimp

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    All my numbers start from the top of my curve which in my case is 27 yards so i only dial in one direction.
     
  3. palmanda

    palmanda Member

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    Now looking at chairgun so I can picture that in my head.......it does make some sense to do it that way I can see that
     
  4. john sears

    john sears old but not so wise

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    Hi my scope is set 3.26ins high and zeroed at 35yrds and I dial up for all my ranges
     
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    villiers Self appointed antipimp

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    Scope to Barrel on my Walther is 2.2 inchs all my numbers start at 27 yards and my scope is in the middle of its turret range at 45 yards so i look through the best bit of glass at the longer ranges . 27 yards to 55yards is covered by 6 moa 27 to 8 yards is covered by 12 moa .
     
  6. palmanda

    palmanda Member

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    Cheers chaps, the more I look at it the more I can see the logic in it

    For a start it would help me stop turning the turret the wrong bloody way ;)
     
  7. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    My "0" on the turret is for 50m. I dial down apart from under 11m
     
  8. PeteM

    PeteM New Member

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    My Zero is 25 metres

    Centre of Scope is 9cm from centre of the barrel.
    Scope rail also has a slight angle downwards, unsure what that is exactly probably no more that 5 º.
    All my dialling is all upwards.
    My Zero is 25m.
    my reasoning is simply it is half the distance of 50m
    Probably not very scientific, but it works for me.
     
  9. palmanda

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    So do you hold over for anything under 11?
     
  10. palmanda

    palmanda Member

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    No reason it has to be complicated if it works...it works :D
     
  11. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    My in is zeroed at all distances from 8 to 55 yrds.

    I think optimum zero is where the scope is optically centred and on your zero, which for many is a point in the trajectory where all other ranges are dialled upwards.
     
  12. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    depends. one of my mk has a no 27 ret so i have well spaced mill dots below cross hair so i can use thos with turret set on 0, the mk4 i am using ( my 9no1 luep) does not so i just dail past 0 and up into the danger zone!
     
  13. palmanda

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    Thanks for information chaps this has given me even more to think about now

    :eek:
     
  14. KNIFEMAN

    KNIFEMAN New Member

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    Zero ranges

    Amazing the different ideas we have with regard zeroing, both myTX200 and STEYR LG100 have scope to barrel centerlines of 55mm, both are fitted with 10x50x60 big nikkos and both zeroed at 20yds, all ranges are upward clicks. It works fine for me
     

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