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Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby RoadRanger » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:16 am

Just put a new scope on a 30-30 of my dad's that my boy will be using this season. We were already going to an indoor range so I took it to get a ballpark idea where the zero was on the gun.

At 25 yards. Which was the max range indoors, it's driving tacks now.... my question is at 100 yards and 200 yards where will that put me? Shooting Hornady lever revolution ammo. The range owner said I'll be maybe 2 inches low at 100 and close to dead on at 200.

I have never sighted a gun at such a close range so it's different
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby RoadRanger » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:18 am

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Last shot is the top right Dimond... first shot was the lowest hole

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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby RoadRanger » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:20 am

Side note... that image loaded sideways for some reason?? As shown the actual TOP of the target is the left side of what you see
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:09 pm

Here is a ballistic readout on the Hornady 30-30 Image


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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:11 pm

The 4th column is the path of the bullet. Sorry I cropped the titles off


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Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:21 pm

Try this one based on scope mounted 1.7" above the bore. Image


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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby RoadRanger » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:37 pm

So by reading that info am I correct that it being dead on at 25 yards I will be 2.5 inches high at a 100... dead on at 200 and 10 inches low at 300?
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:08 pm

Correct. I think you miss heard the range guy about low at 100


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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby RoadRanger » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:30 pm

I'll still shoot at 100 yards just for peace of mind but I will have that chart permanently on my phone for reference.. thanks a billion
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:52 pm

RR you can't beat live fire! All of the ballistics programs use standards that may not apply to you such as barrel length & muzzle velocity.
They will get you in the "ball park" but live fire does the fine tuning.
I have a 30-30 that is sighted in 1.5" at 100 Yards but I doubt any of the deer it has taken were farther than 50 yards away. Don't get me wrong, it is a great gun but if I know I'm going to take a stand that might have a long shot I take the .257 Weatherby Magnum. :W:
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby ozarkpugs » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:37 pm

The chart only works if your scope is 1.7" over the bore

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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:47 pm

ozarkpugs wrote:The chart only works if your scope is 1.7" over the bore

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True if you are trying to get ultra accuracy but for hunting there is very little difference at 1.5" vs 1.7" here is 1.5" scope height chart
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby ozarkpugs » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:57 pm

I was more worried about see thru mounts .3.5" mounts set at 25 would be 7+ inches at 100

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Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:11 pm

ozarkpugs wrote:I was more worried about see thru mounts .3.5" mounts set at 25 would be 7+ inches at 100

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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby ozarkpugs » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:24 pm

It's hard to wrap your head around but there are advantages to having higher scope mounts for flatter trajectory with some calipers .

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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby jv » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:28 pm

RoadRanger will you and your son be hunting in the woods or open fields. If in the woods I think I would set it dead on at 100 yds and if in open fields set it at 1.5 high at 100 yds.
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby RoadRanger » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:30 pm

This season it's delta hunting so longer range is possible however I will limit his shots to under 100 yards as he has never killed a deer.
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby jv » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:49 pm

I wish y'all good luck this season be safe and have fun.
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:30 pm

patinlouisiana wrote:RR you can't beat live fire!


That right there. ;) Any updates RR?
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby RoadRanger » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:37 am

Well we are headed to the range one last time in a few hours to shoot. My boy has decided he liked a youth .243 so that's what we will be using.
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby jv » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:38 pm

Hope he does good and likes it.....good luck
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Re: Sighting in 30-30 help

Postby RoadRanger » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:45 pm

We just got home. He was real nervous shooting the gun at first but after a few shaky rounds he got to where he can put a decent group within 5 inches at 100 yards. Good for a youth who has little experience..
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