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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-09-2011, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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30-30 questions

i got a old 30-30 mdl 94. just bought a new redfield revolution 2x7 scope for it. most of my shooting will be 100 yards or less. someone tole me to sight it in 2 inches high at 50 yrds and it will be good up to 125yrds... is this true?? i will be shooting the new lever revolutiobn ammo. any help would be great
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Re: 30-30 questions

My uncle sighted his 30-06 in at 50 yds. It would shoot 1 to 2 inches high at 100 and a inch or so low at 200.

I would go to a range and try it dead on at 50. Shoot at 100 and see where it hits.

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That sight might help you out a little. Bottom line shoot at the range and see how it performs, each gun will be a little different.
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I was always told you want to hit where you aim sight it in at 25 yards and it should be good at 100.
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I use 25 yards to get on paper and then finish at 100 if longer ranges not available. With the Hornady flex tips would shoot dead on at 100 and should be good to 150. Look on the box they print their data for sighting in there.

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I was told the same thing as you but I never did that. I sight mine in for 50 yards because most of my shooting will be at 50 or less. It makes more sense to me to sight in for the range that you know you will be shooting rather than the range you might take a shoot at.
I never used that new flex tip ammo but might try this year. I use 150 sp. I can put all my shots in an area the size of a qaurter at 50 yards.
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go to the range and verify where it hits. that is the ONLY way to be sure. i'm sure you could use the practice anyway.

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Re: 30-30 questions

sight in for the max point blank range, because you never know exactly how far your shot will be. with a 30-30 your good to 200yds with either 150's or 170's. with a 150 yrd sight in you will be 1.6"-1.8" high at 100yds, dead-on at 150yds., and 4.3"-4.6" low at 200yds. aim for the center of the vitals from the muzzle to 200yds.

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i got a old 30-30 mdl 94. just bought a new redfield revolution 2x7 scope for it. most of my shooting will be 100 yards or less. someone tole me to sight it in 2 inches high at 50 yrds and it will be good up to 125yrds... is this true?? i will be shooting the new lever revolutiobn ammo. any help would be great
thanks
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if you want to be positive where the bullet will hit at a 100yds and have confidence in your shot---go to the range and sight it in for 100yds--you'll be positive about the shot and confident about your ability to make a shot at that distance

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I just sighted in my 30/30, or made sure where it was hitting. i had not used in awhile. i shot at the 50 yards target. after some adjusting was dead center of the bullseye. adjusted the elevation to be a litte high at 50. that shot had me 1-2 inches high, but perfect on the windage. I am good to go. One thing though, you must use something really stabile such as sandbags etc to rest the gun on. to me the whole purpose of sighting in is to make sure that the bullet goes where the scope says it should.
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Re: 30-30 questions

You should really try to confirm your POI at whatever distance you intend to shoot game at. I believe that sighting in 2" high at 50 yds will give a MPBR of much more than 125, close to 250 yds.

You need to decide what the maximum deviation between line of sight and trajectory is for you. 2" high at 50 yds will make you roughly 4" high at 125 yds and 4" low at 250 yds. That sounds fine, but if you have a 2 MOA rifle that could be 5.25" high at 125 yds and 6.5" low at 250 yds and that is starting to push things. If it's a 3 MOA rifle, that becomes 5.88" at 125 and -7.75" at 250 yds.

What I'm getting at is that a lot of how you zero your rifle depends on the distances you shoot and the accuracy (precision, actually) of your rifle.
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