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Old May 5th, 2017, 06:37 PM   #1
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need to zero a new scope

Question for the M1A shooters here. I have mounted me a SWFA 3-15 42 on my M1A and intend to try zeroing this weekend if it does not rain?

? any one use a 200 yd/meter zero? any +- in long range settings or just stick with 100?

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Old May 5th, 2017, 06:40 PM   #2
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I use mine scoped for hunting, I set it 1.5 inches high at 100 yards. This will keep you on a milk jug out to around 275-300 depending on ammo and where you hold.

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I use mine scoped for hunting, I set it 1.5 inches high at 100 yards. This will keep you on a milk jug out to around 275-300 depending on ammo and where you hold.
Thanks Wasted ammo and I do the same for my hunting rifle but this one is mil/mil and tacticle turents and I want to play long range with it

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Jeff, the other option is to use the method that long range target shooters sometimes use, which is to sight the scope in at 100yds/meters and then use the scope adjustments (comeups) to zero in at 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, etc. This works best if you can verify the adjustments at the various ranges. They then put this information on a card and tape it to the stock. You then use your range finder to determine the range and set the scope for that range and hold dead on. Ballistic charts will give you a ball park setting but you need to verify what your scope, load, rifle actually is. Totally confused yet??

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^^^^this is logical ^^^^

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Jeff, the other option is to use the method that long range target shooters sometimes use, which is to sight the scope in at 100yds/meters and then use the scope adjustments (comeups) to zero in at 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, etc. This works best if you can verify the adjustments at the various ranges. They then put this information on a card and tape it to the stock. You then use your range finder to determine the range and set the scope for that range and hold dead on. Ballistic charts will give you a ball park setting but you need to verify what your scope, load, rifle actually is. Totally confused yet??
Thanks boomerpusher, was just wondering if there was any advantage to the 200 meter zero I use for my hunting rifle. I do intend to make me up a range card (checked as I can) for my rifle... Am totally confused usually but sometimes things make some sense!

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