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Re: Dont touch it? [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #8457530 11/24/21 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
I highly doubt moving the POA a half inch is going to have any difference when he’s shooting at something the size of a volleyball at 60 yards roflmao

Some of you guys crack me up.


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Why not at least zero 1 ammo choice? I'm cheap, but geez!!!!!

Yes, I get the ones saying leave it, I understand the size of a kill zone. I just don't understand why at least 1 can't be zeroed.


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Originally Posted by jsteve
Why not at least zero 1 ammo choice? I'm cheap, but geez!!!!!

Yes, I get the ones saying leave it, I understand the size of a kill zone. I just don't understand why at least 1 can't be zeroed.


Opening weekend of rifle season I killed a pig at about 40 yards, a doe at 115, and a coyote at 215. My rifle is zeroed with 4064 and a 150 SGK. I shot those three animals with a 130 Speer hollow point and 3031 that hits about an inch and a half at 2 o’clock. They never knew the difference, and neither did I. Aim, squeeze, bang, flop.


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Originally Posted by jsteve
Why not at least zero 1 ammo choice? I'm cheap, but geez!!!!!

Yes, I get the ones saying leave it, I understand the size of a kill zone. I just don't understand why at least 1 can't be zeroed.



LOL I agree I am cheap. But It isnt easy to get ammo nowadays. The last few years I was able to get Hornady 120 SST's from Academy and I had a few hundred or more stocked up before the craze at $23 a box. Over the past summer I have shot up my ammo to about 15 to 20 SST's left and they arent at acadamy anymore or anywhere else for that matter but i have seen a few places online that have them but the price is way up. If Im going to pay that much I am going to buy quality bullets so I switched to Wilson Combat ammo at $40 a box. I have been planning on moving my bullet over to Wilson combats line and I have about 7 or 8 boxes of 95 gr Barnes TTSX that I am switching to as we speak. I also bought 6 boxes of 110gr Barnes TSX just recently and I will give those a try also. I am always afraid of running out especially during hunting season.

I agree with the 1 bullet for the rifle but things have to change to get better sometimes and ammo jsut isnt easy to get anymore. I wanted to buy more 95 gra Barnes but they have been out for awhile. I have 8 boxes on backorder but who knows when they will come in. Its just not that easy to stay with one bullet in a 6.8SPC nowadays.

Ill shoot up the SST's this weekend then take a look at the 110 grain barnes. Its fun to play around a little isnt it?


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Dude, it's your gun, do what you do! cheers

Re: Dont touch it? [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #8457791 11/24/21 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
I highly doubt moving the POA a half inch is going to have any difference when he’s shooting at something the size of a volleyball at 60 yards roflmao

Some of you guys crack me up.

Some of yall crack me up - spend hundreds/thousands on hunting trips and leave your gun shooting off POA to save $10 in ammo

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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
Originally Posted by jsteve
Why not at least zero 1 ammo choice? I'm cheap, but geez!!!!!

Yes, I get the ones saying leave it, I understand the size of a kill zone. I just don't understand why at least 1 can't be zeroed.


Opening weekend of rifle season I killed a pig at about 40 yards, a doe at 115, and a coyote at 215. My rifle is zeroed with 4064 and a 150 SGK. I shot those three animals with a 130 Speer hollow point and 3031 that hits about an inch and a half at 2 o’clock. They never knew the difference, and neither did I. Aim, squeeze, bang, flop.


I can't even understand this. If 1 1/2" at 2 o'clock is known, then fix it!


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All he had to do was say that target was shot from a Creedmoor and people would have been in awe.

Re: Dont touch it? [Re: JCB] #8457862 11/24/21 01:59 PM
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All he had to do was say that target was shot from a Creedmoor and people would have been in awe.

Judd says the CM always shoots tiny bugholes, is he wrong?

Oh, and you have nothing to loose by adjusting your scope, right?

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Re: Dont touch it? [Re: FiremanJG] #8457866 11/24/21 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jsteve
Why not at least zero 1 ammo choice? I'm cheap, but geez!!!!!

Yes, I get the ones saying leave it, I understand the size of a kill zone. I just don't understand why at least 1 can't be zeroed.


Opening weekend of rifle season I killed a pig at about 40 yards, a doe at 115, and a coyote at 215. My rifle is zeroed with 4064 and a 150 SGK. I shot those three animals with a 130 Speer hollow point and 3031 that hits about an inch and a half at 2 o’clock. They never knew the difference, and neither did I. Aim, squeeze, bang, flop.


I can't even understand this. If 1 1/2" at 2 o'clock is known, then fix it!


Oh, and it was also a load that was developed before I cut 4” off the barrel and hung a can off the end… so it wasn’t even the proper node
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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
Originally Posted by jsteve
Why not at least zero 1 ammo choice? I'm cheap, but geez!!!!!

Yes, I get the ones saying leave it, I understand the size of a kill zone. I just don't understand why at least 1 can't be zeroed.


Opening weekend of rifle season I killed a pig at about 40 yards, a doe at 115, and a coyote at 215. My rifle is zeroed with 4064 and a 150 SGK. I shot those three animals with a 130 Speer hollow point and 3031 that hits about an inch and a half at 2 o’clock. They never knew the difference, and neither did I. Aim, squeeze, bang, flop.


I can't even understand this. If 1 1/2" at 2 o'clock is known, then fix it!


He was using the Kentucky different ammo hold.





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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
Originally Posted by jsteve
Why not at least zero 1 ammo choice? I'm cheap, but geez!!!!!

Yes, I get the ones saying leave it, I understand the size of a kill zone. I just don't understand why at least 1 can't be zeroed.


Opening weekend of rifle season I killed a pig at about 40 yards, a doe at 115, and a coyote at 215. My rifle is zeroed with 4064 and a 150 SGK. I shot those three animals with a 130 Speer hollow point and 3031 that hits about an inch and a half at 2 o’clock. They never knew the difference, and neither did I. Aim, squeeze, bang, flop.


I can't even understand this. If 1 1/2" at 2 o'clock is known, then fix it!


Oh, and it was also a load that was developed before I cut 4” off the barrel and hung a can off the end… so it wasn’t even the proper node
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Seemed to kill critters just as dead


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Oh, and it was also a load that was developed before I cut 4” off the barrel and hung a can off the end… so it wasn’t even the proper node
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I see what you're doing.

You are trying to give me hives.


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I hope none of y’all ever try to sight in a open sight rifle. You will be chasing your shots all around your target for years trying to get them all to land in the 10 ring. LOL!

I’m sitting in the stand right now with a 444 Marlin that ain’t even capable of a pattern like that even with a 3x9 scope. Maybe I should quit and go home. frown

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Re: Dont touch it? [Re: Bigfoot] #8458399 11/24/21 11:21 PM
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Down 1 MOA and right 1/4 should get it zeroed.


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Originally Posted by JCB
I hope none of y’all ever try to sight in a open sight rifle. You will be chasing your shots all around your target for years trying to get them all to land in the 10 ring. LOL!

I’m sitting in the stand right now with a 444 Marlin that ain’t even capable of a pattern like that even with a 3x9 scope. Maybe I should quit and go home. frown


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Very nice buck!





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Nice buck. Congrats.

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There is nothing magic about a 100 yard zero if 100 yards does not apply to the range you shoot. What you have will work. If it were me though, I would choose the ammo I planned to use and zero at the range I planned to shoot.
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