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Location: New Brunswick
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Help needed Sighting in 7MM

Just wondering what the norm was for sighting in a 7mm. Dead on at 75 yrds. or inch high or what??? Need Help!!!

Thanks!

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Help needed Sighting in 7MM

Hello,
Are you talking a 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm 08, 7x57 Mauser? Either way for a big game rifle many hunters like to sight in at 2 to 3 inches high of center at 100 yrds. That allows you (depending on your bullet drop) a point-blank-range out to about 300 or more yards in that 7mm.

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Location: New Brunswick
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Help needed Sighting in 7MM

Yeah sorry about that, im Shooting a 7mm Rem Mag. With 140gr. Ballistic Tips

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Help needed Sighting in 7MM

Okay I can point you in the right direction. Go to Remington's website or Federal's too.

At Remington go to Products/Ammunition/Ballistics. See there bullet drop tables. This will give you a good idea.

At Federal just go to centerfire type in your caliber and click on ballistics.

If you have a reloading manual, see if it has a trajectory table. This will also help, but will require you to do some math.

A few other things to know is the velocity, barrel length, and yet even the elevation at the place you sight-in, sea level or a mile high.

Since it's been a while since i shot a 7mm Rem Mag I'll leave it to someone here who has more experience than I do with this trajectory.

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Location: Misouri
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Help needed Sighting in 7MM

I shoot a 7mag for all my big game hunting. A Rem 700 with a 3-9 Leupold and 150 gr. Nos Ballistic Tips.. I zero 2-3 inches high @ 100 yards, gereally 3 inches high. Hold dead on your deer, elk, lope or what ever and DON"T HOLD OVER UNLESS ITS PAST 400 plus YARDS. The biggest mistake I see hunters do is misjudge distance and shoot over the animals back. How ever tempting put the first shot dead nuts on the animal. Realize that the kill zone of a deer is large and gives you some plus or minus in elevation by a few inches. Best of Luck.
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