radshooter

December 27, 2010, 12:49 AM

All my scopes are zeroed at 100 yards because right now, that is the farthest I can shoot on the local range.

My two principle calibers are .223/5.56 and .308/7.62x51. I would like the .308s to be zeroed a bit further than the .223, but not sure what is practical. I would also like to zero the .223 a bit farther than 100 yds.

These are the rifles I want to zero:

Ruger 10/22...Ok...I will keep this zeroed at 100 yds for the scope and 50 yds for the open sights.

Mini-14.....Not the most accurate, so I am thinking 200-300 yd zero

Several AR-15s.....fairly accurate, so zero at 300 or 400 yds??

Armalite AR-10....Pretty accurate when I do my part. Thinking 500 yds on this one.

Remington 788 .308....Very accurate. In my younger days I could shoot 5 shot cloverleafs off a bench at 300 yds all day. I am thinking maybe zero this at 600 yds???

I am not a hunter. I target shoot and plink for recreation. I would like to start stretching my limits a bit to see what I am capable of. Also thinking of self defense scenarios that would be beyond handgun range. I think I have a lead on a 600 yd range near here, and would not mind spending a day at the range getting things sighted in. I think some of the rifle's potentials are being wasted at 100 yards and would like to "stretch their legs" a bit.

Thanks for any input.

My two principle calibers are .223/5.56 and .308/7.62x51. I would like the .308s to be zeroed a bit further than the .223, but not sure what is practical. I would also like to zero the .223 a bit farther than 100 yds.

These are the rifles I want to zero:

Ruger 10/22...Ok...I will keep this zeroed at 100 yds for the scope and 50 yds for the open sights.

Mini-14.....Not the most accurate, so I am thinking 200-300 yd zero

Several AR-15s.....fairly accurate, so zero at 300 or 400 yds??

Armalite AR-10....Pretty accurate when I do my part. Thinking 500 yds on this one.

Remington 788 .308....Very accurate. In my younger days I could shoot 5 shot cloverleafs off a bench at 300 yds all day. I am thinking maybe zero this at 600 yds???

I am not a hunter. I target shoot and plink for recreation. I would like to start stretching my limits a bit to see what I am capable of. Also thinking of self defense scenarios that would be beyond handgun range. I think I have a lead on a 600 yd range near here, and would not mind spending a day at the range getting things sighted in. I think some of the rifle's potentials are being wasted at 100 yards and would like to "stretch their legs" a bit.

Thanks for any input.