collapse
Kesslerings Gun Auction! Your #1 Outdoor Optics Resource, Quality Optics At Reasonable Prices

Author Topic: MOAR scope sight in and dial question  (Read 545 times)

Offline jrebel

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 6311
  • Location: East Wenatchee
MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« on: June 22, 2017, 09:42:13 AM »
So...having always used the hold over method for longer shots (typically with a boone and crocket reticle on a Leupold scope) I have always sighted my rifles in at 200 yards.  Now that I have a nightforce and the ability to dial my MOA what is the best way to sight in?  Do I sight in at 100 and dial to 200 and leave it put unless I am shooting beyond 300?  Do you guys like using the dials or the MOAR reticle for hold over?  I am digging the scope but now I need to learn to use it.  My plan is to use it to 600 yards. 

Thanks for any insight in advance.

Offline headshot5

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2008
  • Posts: 1150
  • Location: Port Orchard, WA
Re: MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 09:51:51 AM »
I'd still run 200 yard zero.  That way out to 275 or so you won't have to hold over, and it'll be just like you are used to.  Then dial for anything over 300 or so. 

Offline jay.sharkbait

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 2860
Re: MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 09:53:56 AM »
Sight in at 100 and hold using the reticle.

Do you have a level?

Offline jrebel

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 6311
  • Location: East Wenatchee
Re: MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 09:57:52 AM »
Sight in at 100 and hold using the reticle.

Do you have a level?

No, but could definitely get one if it makes that big a difference.  What ranges do you find a level helping, never used one and have shot toe 450-500 without the need.  Now...furthest I have ever taken game is around 400.

Online Magnum_Willys

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 2235
Re: MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 10:19:18 AM »
Sightin at 100 and zero there. Then set dial at 200 to hunt with. Dial for distance over 200.   To start print out chart for clicks / yards out to 700 and tape to stock. Or get yardage reticle or fancy rangefinder.   Past 700 yards you can get fancier but the basics will get you as far as you want now sounds like.

Offline jay.sharkbait

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2013
  • Posts: 2860
Re: MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 12:55:24 PM »
Sight in at 100 and hold using the reticle.

Do you have a level?

No, but could definitely get one if it makes that big a difference.  What ranges do you find a level helping, never used one and have shot toe 450-500 without the need.  Now...furthest I have ever taken game is around 400.

If you are using reticle for holdovers it's pretty important. I can't give a specific distance as I look for it all the time.


Offline kentrek

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 2893
  • Location: west coast
Re: MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2017, 01:08:48 PM »
What i do, prolly not the correct way but it's been working is just figure out my max point blank range and zero it there..... your ballistic software will automatically account for the odd zero range

Offline highside74

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 1199
  • Location: Eatonville wa
Re: MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 01:40:44 PM »
Not to derail your thread but what Nightforce did you go with. I'm in the planning stages of putting together a new rifle and was considering Leupold VX-5HD, Nightforce SHV and Vortex Viper Gen 2 PST $1000 or so was my target.

Offline frazierw

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2009
  • Posts: 217
Re: MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 01:44:15 PM »
I just picked up a Nightforce SHV 5-20 with a MOAR reticle and I love it.

Offline jrebel

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 6311
  • Location: East Wenatchee
Re: MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 02:20:30 PM »
Same......nightforce SHV 5-20x56 MOAR non illuminated.  Absolutely love it so far. 

Offline CaNINE

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 376
  • Location: Gig Harbor
Re: MOAR scope sight in and dial question
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 02:30:43 PM »
With the MOAR I zero at 200 yards and prefer to dial elevation for all of my shots if time allows.  In a hasty situation I will hold elevation out to about 400 yards.  In the field I don't dial for wind that is always a hold.   

 

* Recent Topics

Streak is over! by Milkman
[Today at 06:35:46 PM]


Washington State Mule Deer Hunting Future (poll) by Jpmiller
[Today at 06:32:27 PM]


the coming storm??? by Magnum_Willys
[Today at 06:31:49 PM]


Son's first buck and unique shooting style by runningboard
[Today at 06:29:20 PM]


2017 Deer, post them here (photos & stats) by benhuntin
[Today at 06:29:08 PM]


Bobcat down by Whitenuckles
[Today at 06:28:02 PM]


Cats(Nature's Way Taxidermy) by Whitenuckles
[Today at 06:20:13 PM]


Jolly mtn fire, Teanaway GMU 335 by teanawayslayer
[Today at 06:19:29 PM]


Blacktail Rut? by Whitenuckles
[Today at 06:16:02 PM]


Great Idaho Bucks by Whitenuckles
[Today at 06:04:09 PM]


Last day muzzy spike by runningboard
[Today at 06:02:34 PM]


2017 Youth First time kills by YoungFowler
[Today at 05:41:32 PM]


5th Annual Hunting Washington Waterfowl contest by carpsniperg2
[Today at 05:35:42 PM]


WTB- Youth .243 or 7MM-08 by Rem14
[Today at 05:33:50 PM]


Buck Down by Turner89
[Today at 05:31:35 PM]


Should 209 primers be legal? by bobcat
[Today at 05:24:14 PM]


Rtspring and "E" have done it again! Buck down!!! Pics and story added.. by elkoholic1
[Today at 04:53:58 PM]


Goose Prairie Bull Elk Hunt by Naches Sportsman
[Today at 04:53:58 PM]


What gun for bear, for wife? by n_mathews13
[Today at 04:51:34 PM]


For Sale: Outdoorsmans Optics Hunter Pack by Northwestwenz
[Today at 04:37:09 PM]