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#5945694 - 09/25/15 07:22 AM 26 yard ?
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how many believe in the 26 yd sight in method?
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#5945743 - 09/25/15 07:59 AM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
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I believe in shooting the actual distance that you want your zero to be. I've heard way too many people tell me "well my old .270 is sighted in an inch high at 100 yards so it's dead nuts at 200" and then come to find out either 1- they just can't shoot or 2- their old 270 is 3 inches low at 200 and, they can't figure out why they aren't able to "drive tacks" at 200 yards. The way I see it is if a person wants a 200 yard zero on a rifle then zero it at 200 yards, and the same goes for any zero distance or gun.
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#5945745 - 09/25/15 08:00 AM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
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For a bow, it's great! Try it for a rifle, and let me know how you do. You better understand sight height and trajectory very well make it work. If you sight in at 26, you will be about 3"-4" high at 100 yards, depending on several factors. The military has used the 25 yard sight in target for years, but it also accounts for the exact set-up with the 5.56 round. IMO, it's foolish to sight in at anything else than the distance you need to zero at.
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#5945761 - 09/25/15 08:07 AM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
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A 26 yard zero is great if you want a 26 yard zero. If you want a 100 yard zero, shoot the rig at 100 yards. Same holds true for any other distance you want to be zeroed.
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#5945800 - 09/25/15 08:25 AM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
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The height of the sighting plane above the bore is a bigger factor than many realize.

My 17HMR, when sighted in at 100 yards shoots low at 10 yards. - This is solely due to how high the scope sits above the bore.
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#5945815 - 09/25/15 08:34 AM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
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Get a ballistics app to find out where your short range zero point should be. I have to admit that for a half century I really thought 25 yards was the right distance. I never bothered to actually check to see if that was right. Just last week, because of discussion on the forum, I pulled up the app and had a look. And I was shocked to find that I had been using bad data for half a century. That said, using the old 25 yard rule will mostly get you on paper at 100 yards, if your paper is big enough.

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#5945871 - 09/25/15 09:01 AM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: 603Country]
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New scope mounting and depending on scope height I shoot 25 yards(most times get hit 2"low at 25) then get it dead on or preferred zero at 100. Saves me ammo and time.
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#5945946 - 09/25/15 09:37 AM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
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starting at 25 yards is a good way to get on paper at 100 yards

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#5946320 - 09/25/15 12:42 PM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
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#5946329 - 09/25/15 12:45 PM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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LOL!! Ok, where do you get this picture to add your own sayings to it?
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#5946347 - 09/25/15 01:00 PM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
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This is one place -> ImgFlip.com
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#5946349 - 09/25/15 01:01 PM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Sweet!!
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#5946401 - 09/25/15 01:29 PM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: colt45]
Strongbad Offline
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Do a google search for "interesting man meme generator". I actually already had that one on hand because strangely this came up on another forum recently, so I had created it for that.

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#5946431 - 09/25/15 01:46 PM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Stay shooters, my friends...
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#5946531 - 09/25/15 03:01 PM Re: 26 yard ? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Stay shooters, my friends...


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