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.
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...