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Category: Hunting
Forum Name: Big Game
Forum Description: Deer, elk, antelope, and all other big game on all continents.
Printed Date: 07 August 2020 at 16:12
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Topic: dead on
Posted By: BEAR
Subject: dead on
Date Posted: 13 August 2019 at 10:49
what range do you sight-in your big game rifle to be dead-on?

Posted By: lizard
Date Posted: 13 August 2019 at 11:11

     200 Yards for me!

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Posted By: RobertMT
Date Posted: 13 August 2019 at 12:57
200yd zero works well. I've used 100yd and 300yd before. I found no disadvantage, using 200, over 100 and 300yd zero requires you to hold under, on close tight shots, such as neck or head shot.    

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Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 13 August 2019 at 13:50
200 on the 7's and even money hundred on the .375's, 200 on the Panther, 150 on the 06's

...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!

Posted By: RaySendero
Date Posted: 13 August 2019 at 17:36
200 yards


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 13 August 2019 at 19:59
200 with the 6mm, 6.5 creed, 6.5 Grendel 223, and 22 250.
100 for the 4570, 7.69 x 39, 30/30 and the Swede 
I don't know what the 338/378  is.

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Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 14 August 2019 at 04:44
Well if your girl is shooting it, seems to be dead on at any range!

...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!

Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 14 August 2019 at 08:20
Interesting seems 200 yards is the most popular distance.

Posted By: MtElkHunter
Date Posted: 14 August 2019 at 14:10
Kind of interesting... I do things a little differently. I sight all my guns in for Maximum Point Blank (MPB) range for a 8 inch kill zone. That means the bullet never rises or drops more than 4 inches from the line of sight. The reason is that an average deer has a least a 8 inch kill zone. For every gun MPB is different. For most normal guns that translates to a zero of about 250 yards give or take a little. For less flat shooting guns it may be 200 for really fast ones it may be 300.  The MPB is the distance that the bullet is 4 inches below the line of sight again for most guns that is 275-300 yards so that means you can hold dead on the center of a kill zone of a deer out to that distance. So with a average gun I do not need to worry about distance as long as it is less than about 300 yards I just hold dead on and shoot. This works very well as 95% of my shots are less than 300 yards.

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Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 15 August 2019 at 04:33
That is the idea for sure. Ranges here are much shorter. 200 is my max range without a solid rest. The 7's all have close to my 3" vertical at 200 so It's dead on for even turkey heads to there. The 375's are at 100 with little hold out to 400 if it was at all necessary....can't imagine why though. The 308 however has big glass that the minimum range setting is at 200 and goes to 1400. It's a paper puncher and I have never even tried it close. I would imagine with the big rings, it probable shoots quite high in close, but I really haven't ever given it a thought.

...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!

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