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Title: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: oldschoolhdmike on January 22, 2019, 07:36:01 PM
Where do you guys sight in at?  I have never shot 22 for accuracy so any help.  thanks
Title: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: wagon on January 22, 2019, 08:43:01 PM
Depends on your shooting distant.   Most folks punch paper at 50 and I am one of them, so I just zero at 50 and call it done.   

I don?t shoot 22LR beyond 50 anyway,  and I find 50 yds zero is good nuff to ping 20ga shells at 25yds.


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Title: Re: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: M1A4ME on January 23, 2019, 07:47:54 AM
We always sighted them in at 25 yds.  But then, we used them for squirrel hunting or the occasional groundhog.  Uh, squirrel hunting as in head shots.  Often we were closer, but I don't really recall trying to shoot farther out in the woods.

We would, at times, shoot farther, but at rocks, pepsi cans, etc., etc.  For fun.
Title: Re: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: Blackwatch on January 30, 2019, 07:51:50 AM
I zero my .22 rifles at 50yds.

One other element to consider if you were thinking of going further is the trajectory of .22LR ...if you zero at 100yds you'll be 2.75" high at 50yds and 2.4" at 75yds (using 40gr loads) - you might consider a 75yd zero.

With a 75yd zero, the amount of error is less than a 100yd zero (the bullet doesn't drop 1.5 inches below the line of sight until it reaches something like 85-90 yards). As a general rule, beyond the 90 yard mark the bullet's trajectory drops so steeply that it would be difficult to maintain accuracy (may not be exact for your rifle and ammunition at your altitude).
Title: Re: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: KnightSchneider on January 31, 2019, 07:38:21 PM
As was mentioned, it depends on the load you are using, and your intended use.

If I am using super sonic, high performance ammo for gophers, I use a 75 yd zero, as it offers more 'point blank' aiming.

If I am using my sub sonic ammo for around the house use, I use a 50 yd zero.
Title: Re: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: Garand1957 on February 10, 2019, 02:25:44 PM
50 yards.
Keep that the mark. Then learn to use hold over or hold under (iron sights).
With scopes then just adjust for distance when paper dot shooting or learn to use hold over/under for hunting.
Title: Re: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: adrian on February 10, 2019, 02:49:53 PM
    Hiya ,my indoor range only has 50ft pistol side and 75ft rifle side. With that constraint I assume 25yds to be the logical zero point then.Cheers
Title: Re: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: Wiley Coyote on February 10, 2019, 04:01:16 PM
If it were me Adrian, that's what I would do and make any adjustments when you have an opportunity. Depending on your ammo, it may surprise you to find you're still on "zero" at 30 or even 35 yards with that setup. Good luck and Cheers to you Sir.
Title: Re: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: Jiva on February 16, 2019, 08:51:13 AM
I have zeros for 25 and 50. I almost always use the same ammo and have had good results with a fixed 4x scope on my 452 American at CMP Sporter matches (3 position, 25-50yrds).
Title: Re: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: Phlyers13 on February 16, 2019, 10:04:35 AM
If you are new to target shooting, I would suggest starting at 25 and then moving out to 50 once you have mastered the distance. Then make a decision as to which you prefer. 
Title: Re: sight in at 25 or 50 yrds?
Post by: dale5150 on March 14, 2019, 01:28:06 PM
I always use a a 50 yard zero personally.