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75 Meter Scope Qs

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Neil Dobson, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Dag

    Dag Very Active

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    Nr Leatherhead, Surrey
    Interesting thread as we started a 75yd Benchrest competiton at our club this Wednesday. So far three of us have shot it and I have attached pics of the three targets which surprised me inasmuch as I didn't expect such close grouping as there was on two of them.
    We each zeroed our rifles prior to shooting having each been shooting at 30yds immediately prior to this. In my case I didn't alter the scope at all from my 30yd zero and ended up not using mildots either. I was using a Bushnell Legend 4-15x40 scope and although on 15x the plain white targets showed each pellet hole perfectly without any need for a more powerful scope.
    I mentioned not using mildots and keeping the scope on its zero for 30yds. To overcome using anything but the crosshairs whilst setting up I aimed at the top of the pellet catcher and hit the bottom of the A4 sheet, I then aimed at the second row of mortar in the brick wall beyond and above the pellet catcher and hit the central 10 circle.
    I recall this method , particularly for horizontal adjustment, is called Kentucky or Tennessee windage and avoids the need for worrying about mildots etc.
    If one doesn't have a brick wall beyond their target position perhaps a board or length of timber with markings would provide a suitable alternative.
    I feel that sometimes we get so hung up over mildots that we forget that there are alternative methods of assessing holdover points
    ps We are shooting 15pellets at a 7" target and scoring the top 12. I miscounted mine and shot 16, that lost me a 10 and I got an 8 instead!
    The three scores were quite close though: 112, 108, and my 106 ex 120.
    However the other two used PCP's and I used a TX200 Mk3 with AADF .177's.



    Last edited: Jan 10, 2020
  2. Ace23

    Ace23 Engaging Member

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    nice shooting!

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