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#6731246 - 04/10/17 06:57 PM Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200
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Having a 270, 3006 & 308. Question is better to sight in O at 100 or 200 yd. looking at ballistics on some ammo a smaller placement at 200 yds O for lessor yardage than O at 100 for longer yardage.
What's the experts opinions?

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#6731255 - 04/10/17 07:05 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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#6731257 - 04/10/17 07:05 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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And here we go popcorn
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#6731259 - 04/10/17 07:06 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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What yardage are you usually shooting game? Zero at 100 and hold/dial beyond that depending on your optics. P_102
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#6731272 - 04/10/17 07:17 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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I would say depends a lot on your type of optics
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#6731284 - 04/10/17 07:28 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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Since you will only be roughly 1.75-2" high at 100 yds if you sight in at 200 yds, the 200 yd zero gets my vote. Even then you'll be roughly 6-8" low at 300 yds which will still kill a mature deer. For probably 40 years I sighted in my big game rifles 3" high at 100yds.

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#6731285 - 04/10/17 07:29 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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What scopes?

What's the minimum and maximum shot distances?
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#6731345 - 04/10/17 08:26 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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This was just a general consensus question. I sight all my rifles at 100. Just one of those thoughts that might get one in trouble, like several have stated already - "here we go" popcorn

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#6731366 - 04/10/17 08:48 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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What kind of rig are you running? We are not all bad lol, but this will start an argument eventually and we cannot change that.
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#6731367 - 04/10/17 08:49 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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Theory holds for most deer cartridges, zeroing 2" hight at 100 yards puts one dead on at 200. In actual practice, you should, without fail, actually test this theory by shooting at 200 yards. If you're shooting deer under feeders then zero your gun at the distance from your blind to your feeder. There's no reason to make things any more complicated.

If you want more than this, then you need to actually shoot your rifle at longer distances, 300, 350, 400, 450, etc.
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#6731374 - 04/10/17 08:52 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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#6731452 - 04/10/17 11:46 PM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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#6731495 - 04/11/17 05:55 AM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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The way i see it, your 0 needs to match your hunting range, i know where i hunt i won't have a shot over 150yrds, i zero mine in at 100 and adjust my shot accordingly while hunting
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#6731544 - 04/11/17 07:42 AM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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popcorn

it's a looong time till Deer Season, and best to get this subject addressed while the Gun Range is not too crowded...

Several gooder than average answers so far from the guru's ...Well Done Y'all! ...and as long as it's only WET today with NO HAIL I'm OK with that, and a good way to spend a did I say a WET Tuesday ???

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#6731547 - 04/11/17 07:44 AM Re: Sighting in a rifle at 100 or 200 [Re: Dalee7892]
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This will get interesting
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