Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Sheep Zero

  1. #1
    New member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    112

    Default Sheep Zero

    I was trying to get an idea of what some of you are zeroing your rifles for when sheep hunting. I have had a few people tell me dead on at 300 yards. Just trying to get some different ideas. Thanks.

  2. #2
    Member Chisana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Juneau, Alaska
    Posts
    1,401

    Default

    I zero my rifle for the greatest distance at which I can keep all of my shots in an 8" circle from a field position.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Post Falls, Idaho
    Posts
    59

    Default Rifle?

    What caliber rifle?

  4. #4

    Default Me too

    I do also as Chisana, I zero in so that I shoot within 8 inch at the greatest distanced I ancitipate.

    So, for a 338 WM, 3 inch high at 100yds, 306, 3-4 inch high at 100yd, etc...

    ~F

  5. #5
    New member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    112

    Default Zero

    I am shooting my 300wsm. Not sure of the load yet. Currently trying some 165g and 180g bullets.

  6. #6
    New member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    97

    Thumbs up 300wsm

    I have a Win 300WSM and found that the winchester 180gr factory loads performed well out to 300 yds, holding a 5-6 inch grouping. I sighted for dead on at 200 yds. In doing that, you can hold dead on the animal out to 200 and still hold "on hair" for about a 5-6 inch bullet drop out to 300 yards. My 2cents...

    Good luck on your hunt......

  7. #7
    Member Daveintheburbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Eagle River, AK
    Posts
    616

    Default POA

    I sight in at the max distance that keeps the bullet from striking more than 3 above point of aim from muzzle out.
    Using my .300WM, 165G (~3100fps) this puts it dead on at 276 yards and about 2.5 high at 100. This lets me hold center of critter for as far out as I even want to shoot.
    Shot my last sheep at 25 yards, so think about both ends of the spectrum.
    This program can help a lot:
    http://www.norma.cc/htm_files/javapagee.htm


  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Post Falls, Idaho
    Posts
    59

    Default

    I agree with dave. No more than 3" high @ 100yds. Your gun should have no problem with a 300 yd zero.Most people cannot shoot acurately beyond 300. So sight in with what you feel is comfortable. Most shots in the field are impracticale beyond 400. ie wind/ critter movement. Good luck

  9. #9
    New member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    112

    Default zero

    Thanks a lot to everyone who provided input.

  10. #10
    New member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,297

    Default

    200 yard zero,a laser range finder accompanying your knowledge of your caliber and bullet ballistics should get the job done, just remember when shooting extremely uphill and downhill you always shoot high.

  11. #11
    Member Doug in Alaska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Wasilla, AK
    Posts
    390

    Default

    I shoot 250 gr. Nozler Partitons through my .338 Win Mag. I sight in for 3.2" high at 100 yards, this puts me dead on at 167yards and 4" low at 300 yards. Wooters did a great article on this several years ago. This gives you the 8" kill zone almost everyone is in agreement with.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •