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#1427986 - 11/29/09 07:19 PM Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250??
UKCatsHunter Offline
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Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 11
Loc: Lexington, KY
Just picked up a new .22-250. Plan to shoot HVmax 55 grains. Most of my shots will be <250 yards, probably even less than 200. Should I zero at 100 and then see where it hits beyond etc or start at 200?

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#1428002 - 11/29/09 07:34 PM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: UKCatsHunter]
coyote control Offline
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Registered: 05/20/02
Posts: 1438
Loc: Mt. Vernon, Washington
Start out at 100, set your groups to around 1 1/2" high at this distance. Then test out at 200 yrds, then maybe increase your height another 1/2" if need be.

I rarely shoot over 225 myself, so I have mine zeroed at 1-1/4 high @ 100. I am using the same bullet you are also.

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#1428010 - 11/29/09 07:39 PM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: UKCatsHunter]
yoteaddict Offline
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Registered: 03/08/09
Posts: 219
200 yard zero should allow for a near dead on hold on a coyote out to 300. Shoot at 100, 200, and 300 to know where you are hitting.

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#1428019 - 11/29/09 07:45 PM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: yoteaddict]
Orneryolfart357 Offline
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Registered: 10/06/07
Posts: 9053
Loc: Nevada
If yer looking for called Coyotes. Id say 100... if they are coyotes of opourtunity.. then anything you wish. I try to call em at least within 100 yds.. Good luck.
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#1428023 - 11/29/09 07:50 PM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: coyote control]
Bigdog2 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/02
Posts: 2091
Loc: Oregon
Good advice from Coyote Control

I've got mine sighted in at about 2" high at 200 yds. I use a dot reticle and I tend to put the dot under the intended point of impact. I think this gives me about a 275 to 300 yd zero.

I'm kicking myself because I went to check this very thing today at the range and wouldn't you know I left my paper targets at home and only had clay pigeons with me. 3" to 3.5" targets at 200 yds with a 22-250 is too easy a target but at least I dusted the 7 pigeons.

The V-max bullets work well for me too, as do the SPSXs, and I've shot a ton of Sierra's over the years.
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#1428051 - 11/29/09 08:12 PM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: Bigdog2]
UKCatsHunter Offline
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Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 11
Loc: Lexington, KY
So 1.25 high at 100 would be a good start?

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#1428071 - 11/29/09 08:27 PM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: UKCatsHunter]
2muchgun Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 14660
Loc: Michigun
I just sight in @ 200yds.......
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#1428091 - 11/29/09 08:44 PM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: 2muchgun]
venatic Offline
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Registered: 06/11/03
Posts: 6990
Loc: In the right lane
Originally Posted By: 2muchgun
I just sight in @ 200yds.......

+1
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#1428117 - 11/29/09 09:05 PM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: venatic]
Alec Offline
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Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 200
Loc: Concord,CA
Try entering your information on this link for an accurate customized trajectory table. You need the caliber in inches, muzzel volocity, balistic coefficiant, bullet weight. Use 25 yard incriments, a 200 yard zero (to start) 600 yard max range, most other info use defalt setting , or read the description. I'm used to their "Simplified version" be I can't seem to get that link up on my computer right now.
http://www.jbmballistics.com/cgi-bin/jbmtraj-5.0.cgi
I use a 1" high at 100 yards which is zeroed at 200Yards
55 grain NBT at 3550 FPS good luck Alec

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#1428417 - 11/30/09 01:21 AM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: 2muchgun]
Jack Roberts Offline
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Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 15854
Loc: Elko, NV formerly MD
Originally Posted By: 2muchgun
I just sight in @ 200yds.......

Good advise.

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#1428537 - 11/30/09 09:52 AM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: UKCatsHunter]
IMR4320 Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 07/10/09
Posts: 83
Loc: MI
100 1.5"
150 1.4"
200 Zero
250 -2.8
300 -7.1

This is based of a Remington Accutip 55 gr with a MV of 3250. 24" barrel

Should be pretty close.

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#1428610 - 11/30/09 11:39 AM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: IMR4320]
Chris_Brice Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 1579
Loc: Iowa
1.5" high at 100 yards will do just fine with about any .22-250 load.

CB

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#1428621 - 11/30/09 11:58 AM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: venatic]
tt35 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 4398
Loc: E Oregon
Originally Posted By: venatic
Originally Posted By: 2muchgun
I just sight in @ 200yds.......

+1


+2. Sighting in further can cause some missed shots at 150-175 yards. Ask me how I know. No real advantage to sighting in at 100 IMO.
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#1428628 - 11/30/09 12:09 PM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: tt35]
quarterbored Offline
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Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 454
Loc: Northern CO
9 out of 10 coyotes I see missed... are shot over. For this very reason, I never sight anything in over 1" high at 100.
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#1428638 - 11/30/09 12:37 PM Re: Whats a good site in distance (zero) for a .22-.250?? [Re: quarterbored]
motivationteam Offline
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Registered: 09/13/04
Posts: 605
Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: quarterbored
9 out of 10 coyotes I see missed... are shot over. For this very reason, I never sight anything in over 1" high at 100.


Ditto what quarterbored wrote.
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