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Old 11-14-2017, 11:14 AM   #1
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I am going to be sighting in a new 6.5 Creedmoor and 7mm08. Any recommendation for how to sight them in? Should it be at zero at 100 yards? 200 yards? 1' high at 100 yards?
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:25 AM   #2
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1-2" high at 100 yards depending on preference, should be good
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:27 AM   #3
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1-2" high at 100 yards depending on preference, should be good
Thanks. I probably won't be taking any shots longer than 200 yards.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:27 AM   #4
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This calculator will help you out with maximum point blank range. Just enter your info and it will spit out what you are looking for.

http://www.shooterscalculator.com/point-blank-range.php
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:29 AM   #5
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I like to go 1" high at 100. What 6.5 did you get? Been in the market for one.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:31 AM   #6
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I got the Ruger American Predator in the 6.5 and the Savage 11 DOA Hunter in the 7mm08
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:24 PM   #7
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I sight in DOA at 100 and use my turrets or mils for adjustment or hold over.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:27 PM   #8
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25/200 is the most flat you can get in most cases.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:47 PM   #9
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Dead on at 100. Hold over for the rest


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Old 11-14-2017, 12:58 PM   #10
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I'd look at the bullet drop to see what would work best for how far you will be shooting. I sighted my 30-06 in for 200yds before gong to the Laguna last year. Just in case I need to shoot out to 300yds or so.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:03 PM   #11
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This calculator will help you out with maximum point blank range. Just enter your info and it will spit out what you are looking for.

http://www.shooterscalculator.com/point-blank-range.php
X2. Really like this calc.
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:56 PM   #12
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Really depends on the range you will be shooting. Zero'ed at 200 and you'll be good to 250 or so without thinking about it. If your shots will be closer or you might be taking some neck or earhole shots, I'd zero at 100 or so and holdover for longer shots.

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Old 11-15-2017, 07:17 PM   #13
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Will you have fixed turrets or daily?
What is your max distance?
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:22 PM   #14
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It is a vortex diamond 4-12x40
Max distance is 300 yards but most shots will be 50-150.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:33 PM   #15
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It is a vortex diamond 4-12x40
Max distance is 300 yards but most shots will be 50-150.


Yep, use the shooterscalculator mentioned above. I bet you end up 1.5-2 high at 100
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:33 PM   #16
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Thanks. I like that calculator.
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:43 AM   #17
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dead bull at 100.
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:51 PM   #18
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All my rifles are(except slug gun and 7.62*39 night vision rifle) are sighted in 2" high @ 100. Hold top of back at 300.

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