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Could someone tell me how to sight in my rifle for 200 yards I am going to be shooting at 100 yard shooting range and using 30-06 180 gr and how big do these targets be

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Go to your ammo manufacturer's web site and see if they have ballistic information for your particular ammo.

See if they show how high you have to be at 100 yards to be zeroed at 200 yards. Probably around a couple inches.

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Generally 2 inches high @ 100 yrds will put you dead on @ 200 (or real close).
If you have a scope with 1/4 inch "clicks" go up 8 "clicks" from you 100 yard zero. Shoot a 3-5 shot group to confirm and make adjustments as needed. Best of luck.

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Don't know what bullet your using but here's for a 180 gr bullet with a BC of 474, thats a spitzer type, at a MV of 2700fps.

50 yd.............+1"..........2576 fps
100 yd...........+2.1........2456 fps
150 yd...........+1.8".......2338 fps
200 yd...........+/- 0.........2224 fps
250 yd...........-3.6"........2113 fps
300 yd...........-9.2"........2005 fps

I doubt that the bullet will ever rise over 3" above line of sight.

Here's a little something you didn't ask for.

Same load but zero'd for a 6" vital zone, the bullet will never rise more than 3" above line of sight.

Max PB zero...........226 yds
Max PB range........264 yds (bullet will be 3" low here)
Rise at 100 yds.....+2.7" (thats where your bullet would strike at 100 yds)
Drop at 300 yds....-6.5"

Brian,
If your going to be using a round nose type bullet, let me know and I'll redo this for you. It won't be the same.

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remington wrote:
Generally 2 inches high @ 100 yrds will put you dead on @ 200 (or real close).
If you have a scope with 1/4 inch "clicks" go up 8 "clicks" from you 100 yard zero. Shoot a 3-5 shot group to confirm and make adjustments as needed. Best of luck.

I agree,that is pretty much a general rule when sighting in rifles.Anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2" will be dead on at 200. If you want to get real technical you can find out what the Bullet's BC is and the muzzle velocity and go to a ballistics calculator and get it down to the 10th of an inch of where you need to be.

Tim

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Welcome to the site Tim. Obviously a wing nut! I did 8 years.

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Well while I do not shoot a 30-06. I do use 175g (as close to your 180g as I shoot) PSP's in my 7mm Mag. I have a 200y zero on my scope. When at a 100y range I'm hitting 3/4-1" high when aimed dead on. I also usually see a 3-3 1/2" drop at 300y. Mind you they are factory remington express core-lokt pointed soft points. I know this isn't for an -06 but it may give you some insite.

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Don Fischer wrote:
Welcome to the site Tim. Obviously a wing nut! I did 8 years.

Thanks. I am at 11 years and counting. Only 9 to go until I reach that lovely state of retirement neener!

Tim

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Is that 2 inches high from the center of bulls eye or the top of the bulls eye

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That would be 2" high from point of aim. Aim at the center of the bull and the bullet should be two inchs above that.

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here's a link to Free target downloads, Many,many to choose from.

http://www.gamecalls.net/free_stuff/52_free_targets.html

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