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Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:50 pm
by White Oak 06
I'm going to change ammo.
It's zeroed for 60 yards, but his poi is around 2 inches high when he shoots.

Should I let him shoot and adjust elevation and windage myself while he's on the trigger or do I do it all and then let him go for it.

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:06 pm
by jbullard1
What will the shot ranges be?

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:15 pm
by White Oak 06
I'm gonna start by saying he is a natural.
He took his 1st deer at 60 yards with a 243 we borrowed last year.
It was a bang flop ! Just behind the shoulder.

I'm thinking it will be somewhere around 80 and out to 130.

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:17 pm
by jbullard1
Dead on at 100 yards then with him shooting

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:40 pm
by White Oak 06
I'm thinking the same thing jbullard1

Some people frown on the led sled , but it has proven effective for me, from a solid rest to the box blind.
I'm thinking I should leave the weight out of it for him.
Thanks !

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:27 pm
by Bullie
Two inches high at 60 can cause you some problems longer ranges. Like Jerry said, put it dead on at 100 and he will be fine.

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:45 pm
by White Oak 06
Thanks , that's what I'm going to do.
60 yards was a quick zero when I got the rifle during the summer.

I wanted to see how it shot.

Thanks for the feedback !

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:50 pm
by jv
I think y'all going to be fine at that range

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:54 am
by leepurvis
White Oak 06 wrote:I'm thinking the same thing jbullard1

Some people frown on the led sled , but it has proven effective for me, from a solid rest to the box blind.
I'm thinking I should leave the weight out of it for him.
Thanks !


nothing wrong with using the lead sled. its the easiest way to zero a gun to me.

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:29 am
by glenn
leepurvis wrote:
White Oak 06 wrote:I'm thinking the same thing jbullard1

Some people frown on the led sled , but it has proven effective for me, from a solid rest to the box blind.
I'm thinking I should leave the weight out of it for him.
Thanks !


nothing wrong with using the lead sled. its the easiest way to zero a gun to me.


I agree with Lee. The biggest problem I have seen people make with a lead sled is putting their hand on top of the barrel when shooting since it is not comfortable to hold the forearm. Then they blame the lead sled. I also agree that dead on at 100 yards is perfect.

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:54 am
by White Oak 06
Your right , I don't practice that holding the barrel down.
This is what I do, I use an 18 lb. weight from concrete in a plastic cake thing that about 10 or 12 in. round.

I circle the feet with a sharpie when it's on target and make sure the but of the rifle is snugg at the back of the rest for each and every shot.

I let the barrel cool for each shot and holes touch.
If I shoot a string of shots , the barrel heats up and poi becomes higher.

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:20 am
by jv
I agree also that 100 yards dead on is perfect, about 90% of my hunting is in the woods so I don't see a need to zero any farther than that....I don't have a lead sled so I use sand bags but never put my hand on top of the barrel.

Re: Zero question for youth

PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:17 pm
by White Oak 06
10-4. I bought one of those long sand bags for my 10 year old to shoot off of after I use the sled to sight in.