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Site in Rifle before Deer season #6025227 11/12/15 03:42 PM
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How many of hunter site in your rifle before Deer season? Guy at a party last night. said "My gun is still sited in from last year" never goes out and checks his gun. I check my gun by shooting coyotes in Sept and October. I think everyone should check their gun before the hunt.


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I shot a pig in the ear hole at 225 a month before deer season and still went to the range to verify zero two days before season. I don't want to take a chance.


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The week before every year and I still worry about if it is "On."


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I shoot frequently in the off season yet I still go to the range to check exact zero prior to the season.

I will never understand those who spend thousands of dollars and many hours preparing and hunting, but won't spend 1 hour and $20 to make sure their rifle is ready to go.


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Re: Site in Rifle before Deer season [Re: YellowDog] #6025329 11/12/15 04:10 PM
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Shot mine in June, August, and October and shot it again at the place after hauling it 270 miles. You never know.


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Re: Site in Rifle before Deer season [Re: YellowDog] #6025335 11/12/15 04:12 PM
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When me and the kiddos go to the range before a hunt it's not just to check zero, it's also to check ourselves. We don't shoot enough to just go without some practice. Notice I said before a hunt...Not just at the beginning season...

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It'll be on.. unless that slick 10 shows at 100yds..

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I shoot off and on throughout the off season with mine. The gun isn't traveled with and I hand load my ammo. If I change to a different lot of bullets/powder/or primers I will re-check it. I usually pick a set of brass and shoot till it cracks/loose primer etc. Also I resight after cleaning if need be.


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I always check mine before the season starts.

Re: Site in Rifle before Deer season [Re: YellowDog] #6025366 11/12/15 04:19 PM
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Just shot a javelina at 140 yards. I'm on.


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I bore sighted 6 rifles, the Friday before opening day. One was a new rifle and scope we sold to the guy. I suggested he go to the range. He informed me that "it will be close enough" Several of the guys said they were going to the range before they left to go hunt. But I doubt that happened.


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I hunt year round so most stay sighted in. Always double check at the range at camp when I get here though.

Re: Site in Rifle before Deer season [Re: Captain Luke] #6025386 11/12/15 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: Captain Luke
Just shot a javelina at 140 yards. I'm on.


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Just shot a javelina at 140 yards. I'm on.


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Re: Site in Rifle before Deer season [Re: YellowDog] #6025402 11/12/15 04:30 PM
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I always check mine before season. Unfortunately that means I don't have the excuse of "my rifle must not have been sighted in" when I miss.


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Originally Posted By: boonee
I bore sighted 6 rifles, the Friday before opening day. One was a new rifle and scope we sold to the guy. I suggested he go to the range. He informed me that "it will be close enough" Several of the guys said they were going to the range before they left to go hunt. But I doubt that happened.


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I had to resight several that went back to Remington. One I'm hunting with hasn't been shot since Oct of last year.

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I always sight it in before the season and again if I do any substantial travel just in case the scope was knocked around any. I also like to spend some time shooting before the season. This year I shot about an extra 80 rounds before the opening of the general whitetail season. I figure that $100 dollars in ammo and range fee not that much compared to the other costs of hunting. I shoot relatively inexpensive Remington Core-Lokt PSP 150 gr (.308). With my rifle they hit where I point, if I've practiced...

Posted this photo elsewhere, but shot this buck on Tuesday. Hit it exactly where I aimed. Shoting at moderate distance of 120 yards as he crossed a pipeline. I can see that if someone is shooting deer at a feeder at 75 yards or under, that a bore-sight might be enough. In east Texas and central Texas woods and brush, long shots requiring accuracy don't come that often.

Don't use me to judge scale on the buck. I'm 6'7" and 260 pounds. I'd make anything less than an elk look smaller.


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I always sight it in before the season and again if I do any substantial travel just in case the scope was knocked around any. I also like to spend some time shooting before the season. This year I shot about an extra 80 rounds before the opening of the general whitetail season. I figure that $100 dollars in ammo and range fee not that much compared to the other costs of hunting. I shoot relatively inexpensive Remington Core-Lokt PSP 150 gr (.308). With my rifle they hit where I point, if I've practiced...

Posted this photo elsewhere, but shot this buck on Tuesday. Hit it exactly where I aimed. Shoting at moderate distance of 120 yards as he crossed a pipeline. I can see that if someone is shooting deer at a feeder at 75 yards or under, that a bore-sight might be enough. In east Texas and central Texas woods and brush, long shots requiring accuracy don't come that often.

Don't use me to judge scale on the buck. I'm 6'7" and 260 pounds. I'd make anything less than an elk look smaller.



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Why is traveling a cause for "checking" your POI/POA. My dad knocked my rifle off the bed the morning before a match, although I wasn't happy I wasn't worried about it holding zero hell first shot of the match was a 300yrd cold bore...... Dialed up 1.3 bang ping moral of the story don't waste your money on cheep, not to be confused w inexpensive, gear. I mean if you check in November do you recheck December or each trip to the stand, on is on. OR is it what tell our wives so we have an excuse to hit the range one more time

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Originally Posted By: YellowDog
How many of hunter site in your rifle before Deer season? Guy at a party last night. said "My gun is still sited in from last year" never goes out and checks his gun. I check my gun by shooting coyotes in Sept and October. I think everyone should check their gun before the hunt.


The sad thing is, some folks do the same thing with a bow! It's not just sighting in your weapon (that should be a given), you have to practice! They just don't understand........

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Why is traveling a cause for "checking" your POI/POA. My dad knocked my rifle off the bed the morning before a match, although I wasn't happy I wasn't worried about it holding zero hell first shot of the match was a 300yrd cold bore...... Dialed up 1.3 bang ping moral of the story don't waste your money on cheep, not to be confused w inexpensive, gear. I mean if you check in November do you recheck December or each trip to the stand, on is on. OR is it what tell our wives so we have an excuse to hit the range one more time


1. Because I'm traveling from 3500 ft to 1500 ft and hunting in different weather conditions than when I last shot.
2. I don't have cheap equipment, but you never know when the vibrations and bumps of travel might have somehow changed something.
3. I've seen a rifle fall 15' out of a tree and hit two limbs on the way down, zero was fine. I've seen one leaning in a corner on a hardwood floor slip down, was off a foot.
4. You can never get too much range time! up


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i can't imagine any excuse of not confirming
your firearm is dead on before shooting at a
game animal. that's something everyone should
have already done before they set foot out in
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1. Is a legitimate reason to check zero although 2k is only marginal drop
4. Is the means by which you'll never have to "check" your zero.

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I shoot/hunt with most of my rifles several times a month. Unless I change something on the rifle or change ammo, I don't worry about my zero being off.
I have a notebook that I write down what each rifles scope is zeroed for ammo wise. If I have the turrets set on zero, that rifle is good to go.

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