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#6750783 - 04/30/17 09:29 PM Going back to a 200 yard zero
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Hunted all my life (well...most of it) with the rifles set on a 200 yard zero. For the last few years I've hunted with a 100 yard zero. I've finally decided to go back to "the old ways". Not trying to start any sort of argument about what's best, other than going back to what's best for me.

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#6750795 - 04/30/17 09:37 PM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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For the past 20 years I have sighted in all my hunting rifles at 200 yards but I also shoot them at 300 yards just to see where their at there. Most shots here at the ranch are usually 100 to 250 yards.
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#6750818 - 04/30/17 10:08 PM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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Not trying to start any sort of argument about what's best, other than going back to what's best for me.


And you should do what is best for you.
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#6750836 - 04/30/17 10:32 PM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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No shame in that at all. Baring ultra long sendero's, mountain hunting or Northern Plains for speed goats, a lot of game can be killed at 250-300yds and in. For a lot of folks, that's about at as far as they are comfortable shooting, and that's fine. Do what is right by both you and the game you are chasing.
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#6750847 - 04/30/17 10:56 PM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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What problems did you have with the 100 yard zero?
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#6750892 - 05/01/17 06:12 AM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
What problems did you have with the 100 yard zero?


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#6750919 - 05/01/17 07:05 AM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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I guess the problem is mostly just me. After 40ish years with a 200 yard zero, I think in terms of a 200 yard zero. It's easier and more efficient for me to just stick with that, since most of my hunting is 125 to 250 yards out. So, a 200 yard zero isn't better than a 100 yard zero, but just better for me.

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#6750960 - 05/01/17 07:47 AM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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I'm the same. My rifle is 2 inches high at 100. That way I just put the cross hairs on at 100 or 200 and pull the trigger and watch the deer drop. I'm not a fan of "long distance" shooting at all, so I'm not worried about where my bullet will hit at 3-4-500 yards, because I don't shoot that far.
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#6750980 - 05/01/17 08:12 AM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
I guess the problem is mostly just me. After 40ish years with a 200 yard zero, I think in terms of a 200 yard zero. It's easier and more efficient for me to just stick with that, since most of my hunting is 125 to 250 yards out. So, a 200 yard zero isn't better than a 100 yard zero, but just better for me.


So what your saying is that you don't like being dead on at 100 yards?

I set my hunting rifles 1 1/2" high at 100 yards to compensate for drop
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#6750996 - 05/01/17 08:26 AM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
Hunted all my life (well...most of it) with the rifles set on a 200 yard zero. For the last few years I've hunted with a 100 yard zero. I've finally decided to go back to "the old ways". Not trying to start any sort of argument about what's best, other than going back to what's best for me.


200 yd zero......Been doing it this way for years myself! up
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#6751030 - 05/01/17 08:57 AM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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I've always hunted with a 200 yard zero.
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#6751099 - 05/01/17 10:05 AM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
I guess the problem is mostly just me. After 40ish years with a 200 yard zero, I think in terms of a 200 yard zero. It's easier and more efficient for me to just stick with that, since most of my hunting is 125 to 250 yards out. So, a 200 yard zero isn't better than a 100 yard zero, but just better for me.


40 years of a habit is tough to get away from. Understandable.

When I got real serious about rifle shooting, using a turret, or using the reticle, with designations (what I do most of the time on animals) I learned how important a 100 yard zero was. I've got the habit of holding the elevation for 200, just because I've imprinted it into my brain. You're imprinted for a 200 yard zero. If a 100 makes you have to stop and thing before double lunging a coyote, I can't blame you for moving back to a 200 yard zero.
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#6751147 - 05/01/17 10:40 AM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: 603Country
I guess the problem is mostly just me. After 40ish years with a 200 yard zero, I think in terms of a 200 yard zero. It's easier and more efficient for me to just stick with that, since most of my hunting is 125 to 250 yards out. So, a 200 yard zero isn't better than a 100 yard zero, but just better for me.


So what your saying is that you don't like being dead on at 100 yards?

I set my hunting rifles 1 1/2" high at 100 yards to compensate for drop
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So you have your hunting rifles with a 200 yard zero then. Pretty dang close to it anyway grin


Edited by BOONER (05/01/17 10:43 AM)

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#6751319 - 05/01/17 02:12 PM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: BOONER]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: 603Country
I guess the problem is mostly just me. After 40ish years with a 200 yard zero, I think in terms of a 200 yard zero. It's easier and more efficient for me to just stick with that, since most of my hunting is 125 to 250 yards out. So, a 200 yard zero isn't better than a 100 yard zero, but just better for me.


So what your saying is that you don't like being dead on at 100 yards?

I set my hunting rifles 1 1/2" high at 100 yards to compensate for drop
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So you have your hunting rifles with a 200 yard zero then. Pretty dang close to it anyway grin


More or less. The only rifle I own that may think about making me hold over at all at 200 yards is my .30-30


The way I took it the OP was sighting his rifle in at 200 yards

My .22-250 I sight in dead on at 100 because that's what I head/neck shoot does with and I want it dead nuts, course I won't do that past 100 yards.
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#6751631 - 05/01/17 07:00 PM Re: Going back to a 200 yard zero [Re: 603Country]
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I ask a question about a100 or 200 zero. You would of thought I ask a personal question about someone's wife, they chewed me up. Got even a little nasty about the question.

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