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    Hi all...

    What would be the best Zero distance for shooting FT. %-6

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    Marksman
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    depends on a few factors...like the height of your scope above the boreline.

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    since the DD shoot...........i now "dial-in". essentially i zero for 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 m.

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    prefer the dialing, like Urabus mentioned above.
    Tape the elevation turret closed, take a permanent marker and set up your gun for the various distances. Ofcourse accurate rangefinding goes hand in hand with this.
    More detailed info available on request, example :
    http://www.fieldtarget.co.za/forum/scope_2.JPG

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    I agree guys....but if you use mildots for hold over or hold under then about 20 to 25 yds is a good zero.

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    35 yards is considered the norm in uk ft scene. Many shooters set this as their primary zero, slacken the grub screws on the elevation turret and turn it to zero and then tighten screws. 35 yards will now allways be 0 and then dial up or down from 0 but allways returning to '0'

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    when i used mildot......hornet 11.8 ftlbs, high mounts, exterminators.......

    i zeroed at 30m and on 18X, it was -2(8m), -1 (10m), 0(12-18m), +1(19-25m), 0(25-32m), -1(35m), -2(40m), -3(45m), -4 (50m)

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    First master aiming off and then go for dialing.
    Use the Chairgun program to see what zero will suit you best.

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    Using Mil-Dots and a 10 mag scope for HFT, I zero at 35 yards. This gives me 20,25 and 30, just above the cross hair, 40 yards half way to the first mil-dot below, 45 on the first dot, 50 half way to the second dot 55 yards on the second dot. Velocity 785 fps, pellets JSB / AA, 8.44 grain.

    FT, I zero at 23 yards, everything dials UP from there.

    Velocity 785fps, scope centre 1.8 to 2 inches above barrel centre, pellets JSB exact 8.44 grain.

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    I zero on 25.Velocity 800+GST AccuPell. 10y 2x mill,dots 15 1x 20-30 cross hairs 35 0,5, 40 x1 50 x2
    At 25 I am also ready for B/R. Chairgun agrees with me. Make sure your K/Z is put in correctly e.g. 40mil K/Z is put as 20 otherwise Chairgun shows it as 40 above and 40 below LOS

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