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300 WBY

Start by zeroing at 21.9 yards then take it out to 100 yards. I like my 300 Weatherby 4 inches high at 100 yards. Depends on how far your normal shots are. I routinely shoot moose between 400 to 500 yards. I Start by zeroing 21.9 yards this should be close to 4" at 100 yards So with my 4 inch zero at 100 yards I can aim center to just above mass all the way to 500 yards on moose . Really like the 165/180 bullets in the 300 WBY. If closer shots 200 yards or closer suggest a premium bullet like Nosler Part or Barnes TSX My Moose load 180 Sierra Pro Hunter IMR 7828 @ 85.0 CCI 250 primer Hornady Brass 3290 FPS

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How far is .9 yds?

How far is .9 yds?

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.9 yards

Knats ass shy of 1 yard

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Ya know, you don't sight in

Ya know, you don't sight in for 600yds or even 500yds. Be pretty hard to sight in for 400yds. You sight in a some reasonable range and then learn to shoot at longer distance's. You sight in at 600yds and in all likely hood, you will shot over the top of anything at mid range! take's a lot of practice to get to shooting at the ranges your talking. And then once your there, it take's a lot of practice to stay there!

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Long Range

Don Fischer wrote:

Ya know, you don't sight in for 600yds or even 500yds. Be pretty hard to sight in for 400yds. You sight in a some reasonable range and then learn to shoot at longer distance's. You sight in at 600yds and in all likely hood, you will shot over the top of anything at mid range! take's a lot of practice to get to shooting at the ranges your talking. And then once your there, it take's a lot of practice to stay there!

 

Very well said Don.

It appears that everyone is a long range sniper these days.

Personally I have a self imposed limitation on how far I will shoot.  That distance will change as conditions dictate.

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I have found out that the

I have found out that the vast majority of hunters can not tell range that well.  I have friends that say that they routinely take and make shots on deer and elk out to 600 yards.  But when I ask them if they really know how far that is they have no idea.  I'll also show them a balistic chart of how far their bullet drops at that range and they say that it doesn't take into account the fancy rifle that they are using and that they only have to hold over a couple of inches.  That is until I get the out to my range where we can shoot out to 1000 yards and let them see just what their loads do. 

I'll take a piece of cardboard that is 4'x8' and put the target near the top of it.  I then tell them to take the shot with their crosshairs on the target and then we'll walk out to the target to show them where their bullet hit.  It is interesting to hear what some of them say.  It is even funer on a windy day when I'll put two pieces of cardboard up to see the wind drift effect on the bullets. 

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