what would be a reasonable distance to sight in a scope?? im looking at hunting around spokane, yakima, or even the hanford area for elk/deer. some say 100 yards but yet some say 200 yards that ive talked too. should i just go with 150yards?
I site with the same method as Don.
It will be around 2" high at 100 yds, with a high powered bolt action. Put you around 220 to 240 yd zero. Point and aim out to 280 to 310 yds.
With the info Don asked for. He can give you an exact.
the bullet im shooting now is Federal Power Shock at 180 grains. Velocity is at 2470 @ 100 and 2250@200. there is a apx drop of -4.2.. i also want to switch to 160 or 165 grain and im not sure what their specs are but i know it has a less of a drop.. plus soon im going to be reloading, well my buddy and i are anyways.
So it's early September and you just took your first elk with a bow! Chances are you are feeling pretty good at this point. You get all your trophy pictures taken and the adrenaline starts to wear off. Now you start to think about the massive chore at hand. You have your work cut out for you! This early in the fall, chances are it's going to be hot when you go to field dress your animal. One of the complications that hot weather brings forth is BUGS. They will land on you and your animal, lay...