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    Sighting a new rifle

    Just brought a new .22 and need to sight it in just wondering what range should I sight it in to, I mainly shoot anywhere from 25 to 100m so what would be a good range to sight it in to. cheers

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    40-50m?

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    Yeah was thinking that maybe 50, Does accuracy seem to be affected when your shooting further out though?

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    Yup, My marlin will be pin point at 40m at 100m it open to around an inch depending on ammo. My cheap scope may not be helping though

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    Ah I see maybe if I sight it in to 60metres might be a a bit better, Only problem is the local range is 50 or 75 haha

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    Others may do it differently, I do it this way

    Find an ammo that your rifle likes to eat without jamming (CCI for my Ruger)
    Sight in at, say, 50m. Get your windage sorted and zero at that height.
    Shoot at 10 m intervals beyond that (and 40m too if you think it might go high) and record the drop at those distances.

    Now you've got a drop chart for that ammo in that rifle so if you are aiming at a bunny at 120m you know to aim, for example, 30mm high to scone it in the noggin.

    if your local range won't accommodate then you can zero at 50 there then measure out distances that suit somewhere else?

    Good luck
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    Check it at other ranges too so you know how high and low it goes at what ever range

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    It won't change the accuracy, you need to spend a bit of time and ammo working out your drops at various distances.

    My 22 is zeroed at 50 as that is where i need it spot on for deerstalkers 4 position at 50. I have worked out where it shoots at various ranges (using known trees as distance markers from my deck!) So i can now headshoot mynahs and magpies out of the various trees confidently.

    75 would be a good distance for you, then work out where it is at 50 and 100, use a ballistics table to start but varify it on the range, then practice heaps, no substitute for lead down range and a 22 is cheap enough to shoot a shitload!

    Have fun!
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    Alway sight my .22 in at 70 metres but start at 25. Read a ballistic chart as it it will climb an come back in, depends on ammo used as 308 says. Did the same with my .17 yesterday 25 metres then 100. From 25 metres had to bring it up about 5 ". It's easy to hit a target to start with at the closer range
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    Thanks guys will make a drop chart when I get the chance to just need to find a spot to do it, Are you allowed to go to the nearest doc land and make a makeshift range or is that not possible?

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    No rim fire on DOC land? Check first maybe wrong
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    Yeah not to sure might have to get a small game permit and then do it that way suppose that's not a bad thing tho be a good way to test it out haha

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    Make sure you go in the right direction

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    Just had a look on my scope it as left,right,up,down written on it so hopefully i am going in the right direction ahah

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    50m for subsonic and 75m for supersonic I find good zeros for 22lr(and if your lucky they will both zero at or around those ranges without altering scope)
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