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Zero for both hunting and target

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Welshdean, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Welshdean

    Welshdean Well-Known Member

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    I'm in need of zeroing my rifle so it's setup for both hunting and target shooting. It's .177 and I would like to know what distance is best to accommodate for both styles of shooting.

    thanks
     
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    Your zero depends on what distance you're shooting at, is the hunting 10 yard ratting and is your target 65 yard benchrest? ideally some numbers would be great in what distance you mostly shoot at,I choose 35 yard but I also have mildot and click charts for all guns so it dosen't really matter what my zero is because I know exactly what to adjust for what distance.
     
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    There's several factors to be thought about such as your pellet, muzzle velocity and scope height. Don't forget your reticle and magnification as well. If you have a Hawke scope it's worth downloading ChairGun Pro and inputting this data plus the size of your chosen kill zone and ChairGun will give you an optimum zero distance for the combination.
    If you change zoom then your aim points will alter so you need to be aware of that. As far as I recall a full power 177 using AA Field with a scope height of 1.75 inches gives an optimum zero of 33 yards with all ranges from about 10-36 yards or so only requiring a dead on hold.
    As Matty said it depends on what you're going to be shooting at and you can usually change your zero settin on the day to suit your requirements.
     
  4. Welshdean

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    I've got the chairgun pro app, bug haven't got a clue how to use if or what everything means. If somebody out there wouldn't mind helping me out via Facebook, I'd be very grateful. Or even the chat page on here, Facebook would be a lot easier though
     
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    Zero at 30 mate and spend a good few hours learning hold overs/unders and it won't make that much difference once you know it . I didn't bother with a 32.47289 yard zero , weighing pellets , spirit levels , chairgun etc and after a few 1000 pellets and a lot of misses I can now hit most targets between 10-50 yards . Don't over complicate it !
     
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    The thing is mate, I'm not familiar with the bits and pieces on the scope. I can't think of what it's called off the top of my head but the dial thing with numbers of 4-12 on near the eye pieces. I just about understand the adjustable objective and that's to set that front dial tot he rough distance. A dummies guide to scopes is what I need lol. Because I don't know what to adjust at different ranges and the reasons behind it.
    if you know of an idiots guide, it would be much appreciated
     
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    i zero at 35 yards set sight on x 8i then move to 20, 25, 30, 40 and 45 yards and just out out the hold over under and keep a record of it, after a while you can remember off the top of your head. when using an ns 50 on at night i scan the area on x 4 mag, find a rabbit then set back to x8 to take my shot.i know my area really well and have spent loads of time pacing out differnet marks so i know with in a few meters how far i am from a tree or a hedge ect.time spent on recce is never wasted as they say.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys, does anybody know where I can find an idiots guide because I'm not very familiar with all the technical jargon so far so it's all a bit confusing for me. Thanks again
     
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