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02-29-2012, 4:38 PM
Hey 50 Cal shooters, at what range are you zeroing your rifles and why? 100 yards, 300 yards, 1000 yards?

02-29-2012, 6:17 PM
I'm not a 50 shooter but I would zero at 300; however, it would also depend on how far I was trying to shoot and shooting on a regular basis.

02-29-2012, 6:42 PM
Whatever range and with whatever ammo I'm planning on shooting at that day. It only takes one round to rezero a scope at any distance so, I don't have a problem just zeroing either of my 50s every time I go out. I normally plink at 600 yards at Angeles or shoot paper at 1000.

02-29-2012, 7:12 PM
I'm not an expert on the 50bmg but the bullet drop is significant at long ranges so you really need to have a sight setting for each distance. Guns that shoot under 300 yards can sometimes get away with a single zero because you won't be too far off at shorter ranges but once you get out there a bit, you need to KNOW your setting or holdover.

02-29-2012, 7:26 PM
I've been using a 400 yard zero with all of my big bore rifles. There's no particular science to that other than its the farthest I feel comfortable shooting accurate groups for zeroing purposes. With that 400 yard zero and a 40MOA base I can get to 2000 yards without running out of elevation.

03-07-2012, 12:19 PM
Brando, are you using the 40 MOA base from Nightforce? I have a 30 MOA built in base and was able to zero at 100 yard zero with an NPR-1 reticule. I dont know if I will have a chance to shoot further than 1000 range at DM anytime soon but having elevation at 2000 yards is a good setup.

CASCANNONEER, how often do you head to Angeles. I go almost every Sat in the AM and shoot with a Windrunner, would be great to meet. Thanks for the advice!

03-07-2012, 4:20 PM
Nope, 40MOA rings from DTA.