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#6388929 - 07/30/16 11:39 PM Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle?????
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Sitting here tonight I was thinking since I have another blind and feeder as of today I now have set my wife up with her own spot. From her new blind to the feeder itself she is exactly 140 yards!!!
150yards to the back of the feeder pen and 130yards to the front.
She shoots a 25-06 interlock 117grain through a 24 inch barrel

I'm questioning what should I sight her rifle in at?

The reason I ask is

This bullet shoots flat out to around 200yds
Seeing that she needs to reach out to 120-150?yards what would you sight her scope In at?
Her blind is elevated 10ft up.

Her ballistics are below

Muzzle. 100yds 200yds. 300yds
2990fps. +1.6 0.0 -7.0

Below is a picture of the feeder and pen I set her up with today.
I need to round the front edges off as I got a little flat with the front sides
( I'm blaming 100 degree heat ) then slap on the hog panels.

I think I set her up good. Elevated blind , feeder with the timer and a hand remote to throw corn when you want.



Now my 5 year old son and I can enjoy our time while momma has her fun.

So what would y'all sight in her rifle at with those distances and those ballistics ???




Edited by StephensCnty308 (07/30/16 11:41 PM)

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#6388941 - 07/30/16 11:58 PM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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This is not the scientific answer, as it's 11.45 on a Friday night. But you would be fine with a 100 yd zero. If it's 150, correct slightly high. Or, zero 1-1.5" high at 100 and call it good. Without knowing the BC of your bullet and atmospherics, there's no sure way to establish a better estimate as to true ballistics.

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#6389000 - 07/31/16 06:50 AM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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.59 inches high at 100 yards would hit a bullseye at 150 yards.

But you might also consider a setting of 1.5 inches high at 100 yards, which would create a 200 yard zero. She could safely reach the kill zone out to 250 yards with no need for hold over, since the drop would be just 2.6 inches low at that distance, given a high shoulder aim to the vitals. The drop at 250 yards with a 150 yard zero would be almost five inches, which would require hold over.

I have my 25-06 set to hit an inch high at 100 yards.
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#6389072 - 07/31/16 08:43 AM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Put dead on at 150. That's were the feeder is and most likely where 90% of all shots will be taken.
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#6389122 - 07/31/16 09:42 AM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Thank you for your responses. I didn't know with it shooting so flat if it would be better to sight it in for 1 inch high at 100

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#6389179 - 07/31/16 10:53 AM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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In theory, 2" high at 100 yards puts you 2" low at 250, so you can basically just point and shoot at all reasonable ranges. So, that's the theory. In practice, I'd probably just zero at 150 as suggested above, as that really will be where 90% of your shots are taken. With the 150 zero, you're 2" low at 200 and 5" low at 250.
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#6389181 - 07/31/16 10:55 AM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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if she's shooting past 100 yards, sight it
in at a range past 100 yards. shooting at
game animal it needs to be dead on. don't
depend on some book or magazine or website
and whatever formula for so many clicks up
at so and so yards or hold over 1 inch at
this many yards. be sure when you're talking
about an animal. there are plenty of gun
ranges that folks talk about right here that
have stations past 100 yards. and for gods
sake don't sight at 50 and try to use that
like so many do. be sure or don't shoot.

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#6389194 - 07/31/16 11:12 AM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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2 inches high at 100. Teach her to aim high shoulder where the neck meets the shoulder. up


Edited by Pitchfork Predator (07/31/16 01:08 PM)
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#6389217 - 07/31/16 11:39 AM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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she's probably afraid of the kick and will have some excuse why she didnt fire the rifle anyway, so I doubt if it makes any difference.
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#6389226 - 07/31/16 11:46 AM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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#6389227 - 07/31/16 11:46 AM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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That's a very easy problem to fix. My wife is 5'2. She shoots a 30/06 with 180 grain bullets. She has 24 shots and 24 kills with this rifle. Her arm is black and blue after shooting an animal. The secret is that I do all the sighting in for her and that rifle kicks the crap out of me. She never pulls the trigger unless she is shooting at an animal. The tells me she has never felt the rifle kick at all. It's worked for 40 years for us.
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#6389377 - 07/31/16 02:19 PM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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If you have someone who is very recoil sensitive get a Lead Sled. After a broken collar bone and 2 shoulder surgeries sighting in from the bench sucks. They also make sighting in a new scope a 2 or 3 shot process at 100 yards. Just my 2 cents.

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#6389514 - 07/31/16 04:28 PM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Originally Posted By: StephensCnty308
Thank you for your responses. I didn't know with it shooting so flat if it would be better to sight it in for 1 inch high at 100


"Flat shooter" is a misnomer. There isn't a bullet made that doesn't begin to drop once it leaves the muzzle.
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#6389529 - 07/31/16 04:42 PM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Pretty sure everybody understands that nothing shoots perfectly flat.

If the OP's wife is just going to hunt that one blind, just sight the rifle in to be dead on at that distance. If she'll be hunting other places and distances, I'd sight it in for an inch high at 100.

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#6389939 - 07/31/16 10:36 PM Re: Wife has her own setup now. Question about sighting in her rifle????? [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
Pretty sure everybody understands that nothing shoots perfectly flat.

If the OP's wife is just going to hunt that one blind, just sight the rifle in to be dead on at that distance. If she'll be hunting other places and distances, I'd sight it in for an inch high at 100.


Thank you for your response !

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