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    I zero at 200, get my clicks for 500 and 800 then make a yardage tape for my turret. In your case I would decide how far I want to shoot and base the zero off that. In any case, you'll need to verify the drops out to the max hash mark.

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    I zero at 200 with my 300 wby
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    225 because that's as far as my preferred gun range goes!!

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    I tend to zero for MPBR even with a B&C reticle.

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    100 yard zero in the East, 200 yard zero in the West - that's my general rule of thumb.

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    I ordered a zeiss with bdc z8 for my .300 wsm and they recommend a 200 yard zero for that caliber. With the z6 bdc they recommend a 100 yard zero. I would read owners manual, hopefully will help you out. This manual also says magnification doesn't effect accuracy 300 yard and under but above that there is an optimal setting of 12 power. Good luck.

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    100 vs 200 yd zero

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltsheets View Post
    Hello everyone. I've got a fairly quick question. The other day I mounted my first BDC style scope on my 300wsm which I plan on using for most of my big game hunts out west. In the past, with standard duplex reticles, I zero my rifles at 200 to make shots out to 300 fairly easy with a very small amount of holdover. With this Meopta mcwhorter BDC reticle, I'm torn on whether to zero it at 100 or 200 yds. Thoughts?
    I always sight my rifles in for a 250 yard zero. That way 300 yards will not require any hold over. In the West, 300 yards will look like 150 or 200 yards if you're used to hunting the east and you won't be able to tell it's 300 yards without a rangefinder. Also, in the west, 300 yards may be the closest you can get -- however, you should always try and get as close as possible. The latest Barnes reloading book will give you trajectories for a 250 yard zero.

 

 

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