View Full Version : 8mm Mauser sight question

11-12-2010, 1:21 PM
I am aware that the sights on the 98k are supposed to zero out @ 300yds.

But at what distance do they initially zero out (before starting the arc that intersects POA)?

It has to be less than 50 yds, no? Because it seems that they like to shoot high at that range anyway.

Milsurp Collector
11-12-2010, 2:01 PM
If you know the weight, velocity, and ballistic coefficient of the bullet, and the angle you are firing at and the height of the sights, you can plug the values into this calculator http://www.handloads.com/calc/

11-12-2010, 4:03 PM
Thanks for the link.

FWIW, all we have here is 1950s Yugo from Slovenia and Prvi... The 196gr FMJBT brass berdan stuff...

11-13-2010, 3:08 AM
This 1940 S/42 K98k zeros at 100 m. And that would be with 196 gr b/t standard military ammo...


Dr. Pepper
11-14-2010, 7:23 PM
What he meant was: what is the other real zero, they are all really set for a 300yard zero, but they have a second zero at closer range on the lowest sight setting.