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Do you zero in like this

Postby gtk » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:15 pm

I zeroed bwm's dad's 45-70 in yesterday.

After bore sighting, I shot it @ 50 yards. It was dead center, 5" low. So I held the gun where I was aiming, and moved the crosshairs to the point of impact.

next shot was 100 yards, dead center 5" low. One more move of the cross hairs, & two more shots fine-tuning & its was good to go :)
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Re: Do you zero in like this

Postby ufgators68 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:30 pm

gtk wrote:I zeroed bwm's dad's 45-70 in yesterday.

After bore sighting, I shot it @ 50 yards. It was dead center, 5" low. So I held the gun where I was aiming, and moved the crosshairs to the point of impact.

next shot was 100 yards, dead center 5" low. One more move of the cross hairs, & two more shots fine-tuning & its was good to go :)


When I have a steady enough rest, I'll sight it in like that. Works every time. :D
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Postby iveygun3 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:50 pm

that is a good way to do it, just remember how much drop at 150 and 200 and your good to go. I like mine about 2in high @ 100 even though the 45/70 drops like a big stone over 100. I have killed a few with mine but none were over 50yds so maybe I need it dead on.
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Postby leepurvis » Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:48 am

with a good rest or good hold its a great way to do it. If I can I also like to find ballistic or trajectory tables so I'll have an idea as to how high I want to shoot at 50 to have it close to center at 150 or 200. That way I usually only have to make minor adjustments when I move back to those ranges.
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