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.22 mag sight in distance

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by butcherboy, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. butcherboy

    butcherboy Well-Known Member

    hi, im trying to decide weather to sight my .22 mag rifle at 100yds or 125yds? any suggestions or experience? thanks ( rifle is a marlin 983)
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    For what purpose?

    If the targets are little ground squirrels, I would go with 100.

    It is easier to hold over at longer range then to know exactly what the higher trajectory is going to be at intermediate ranges.

    If the targets are larger, the higher mid-range trajectory from the 125 yard zero might not make much difference.

  3. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA Well-Known Member

    I use my Marlin 882 mainly for turkeys in the fall, so its sighted in at 100yds.
  4. 45crittergitter

    45crittergitter Well-Known Member

    I sight all my rifles using the maximum Point Blank Range method. For instance, if the smallest thing I'm shooting is a squirrel head, say 2", then I sight it for the maximum zero distance possible while never being more than 1" high, so if I aim at the center, I'm guaranteed a hit out to whatever distance it falls 1" low.

    The ONLY exception I would make to this is a dedicated target/competition rifle for shooting known, specific distances.

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