Shooting 25-50yrds vs the 100yds sighted in?

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  1. TheRo0sTer New Member

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    Ok I know it's a simple question, but I really never asked. My MVP-V is sighted in at 100yrds. Say a yote comes in at the 40-50yrd range. Where should I hold my scope? Should I aim high or low? I just know I've missed at 50 yrds but hit my yote at 120. Any input is much appreciated.
  2. j4cub New Member

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    Ro0sTer,

    It will depend on what load you are shooting as well as the height of your scope above the center-line of your bore. With a hundred yard zero, your shot is starting out below your line of sight and rising until it hits dead-on at 100 yards. at 25 yards, it will hit roughly an inch low. By 50 to 60 yards, it will be 1/2" low. Bottom line is you can hold dead on to about 150 yards and never be much more than 2" off your point of aim. Like I? said, this is rough calculations, to know what load you are shooting but by far the best choice is to hit the range and fire at the various yardages and see for your self.
  3. TheRo0sTer New Member

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    Thanks for the reply j4cub. I'm shooting Nozzler 55gr Ballistic tips. I know they shoot flatter than the 55gr FMJs I sighted with, but I only have 3 left and didn't want to use them for sighting the MVP-V in. ;) I'm working on getting some new rounds made. I just need to come up with the time.
  4. joe77 New Member

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    If you haven't got it figured out in 3 years here is a link: http://gunshowroom.com/scopes_post/18/Scope_Information/Magic_at_25_Yards
    Have no idea why anybody would zero @ 100 yds.

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