I usually go to 25 yards to get it on paper and find that once zeroed at 25, my 100 yard shots are about 4.5 inches high. Left: First shot at 25 yards after bore-sighting. I know 25 yards isn't far enough, but I'm in a bind. To zero in your holographic sight properly, you need to prepare a stable shooting platform. Ofcourse I've told them they have to shoot it at 200 to finish it, but its a pallpark figure. Range Drop (yd) (in) 0 -2.5 50 2.1 100 5.3 150 6.8 200 6.6 250 4.4 300 0.1 350 -6.6 400 -15.8 450 -27.8 500 -43.0 Optic Mounted With Aiming Point ~1.5″ Sight Height Above Bore: While the 25 yard zero is very attractive, I would still recommend a 20-yard zero. If your sight is 2 inches above your bore line sight in 2/3's of an inch low at 25 yards. Sounds like you need to start at 25 yards to get on paper, then move back to 50, 75, then 100. I can zero at 50 yards and know I can still land a shot at 200 yards. 9" seems high at 100, but the bullet is still rising, especially that close. At 100 yards you’ll place the laser light in the center and align your crosshair or red dot to match the boresight. Adjust rifle sights to hit "dead-on" the point of aim at 50 yards. Use the same target size (and sight setting) and practice at 75 years. I usually sight in at 100 yards as the trajectory really flattens out between 60-120 yards and it is still rising to 100 yards. This was last week with my .243 with handloads. Its deer season so all of the outdoor ranges where I live are closed and I don't know anyone whose land I can use. A 50 yard zero, or roughly 1.3" low at 25 yards, also seems to be a good, useable trajectory––its highest point being about 1.5" high––at 125 yards–– then back on around 200 yards. Some I shoot 200 yards and some I only sight in at 50 yards or less. When sighting in should I start at 25 yards and work my way back? Sighting-in a hunting rifle to hit a certain number of inches high at 100 yards (or 100 meters) maximizes the point blank range of the rifle and cartridge and is superior to zeroing at a fixed distance like 200 yards. giving you a 4 inch kill zone. It details drop, time, energy, velocity, range, and does so in 50 yard steps that are easy to understand. i recently traded into a stainless # remington 700 in 22-250, and I decided it was a good opportunity to # learn how to do some acurate longish range shooting. Even though these numbers come form the FTE program even slight variations will make a big differnce at 100 yards. I sight most of my guns in at 100 yards. For a scoped rifle, tis said the bullet will cross the line of sight the first time at bout 25 yards. The federal ballistics chart for an average range Remington 22-250 shows a 3.56 gram Boat-Tail hollow point bullet in relation to sight line at -0.4 inches at 50 yards, at zero inches at 100 yards, at -1.7 inches at 200 yards and at -7.6 inches at 300 yards. A 270. with a 150 grain bullet sighted in at 25 yds.will be about 2" high at 100 yards and about 1.5" low at 250 yds. I've used 25-40 yards to sight rifles in for friends, using drop charts. So sighting in at 50 yards is not so bad. Let’s look at a few common examples:.30-06 Federal Premium 165gr. If you are off of dead center by 1/4 inch that translates to about 2 inches at 100 yards. About how high should the bullet hit at 25 yards? Zero at 50 yards and leave it alone. In a pinch, 25 yards for a scoped rifle is a good, but to refine it to 3" high at 100, is better, and to sight in for actual distance, you choose for maximum Point Blank Range is better than that. I just set zero at 200, and then see how high/low it should be at such given yard. Speed Trap , … Page 1 of 2 - Question on sighting in a 22 250 - posted in Questions / Comments about Predator Talk: just put a scope on my 22 250, and was wondering what you guys sight your 250s in at, like dead on at 100 yds or a little high at 100, stuff like that, any help would be appreciated, Thanks There's little bullet drop at 25 yards. There is no way I'd ever take a 200 yard shot without verifying my point of impact at that range though. Mike9599, Jan 17, 2017. Personally I get it centered on the paper at 25 yards, and then go to 50 yards and sight it in to 1-1/2 inches high above center. Make a mental note of the "drop". # what my new 22-250 will do. People who buy rifles chambered for the .22-250 generally fall for this cartridge. My 12 year old was shooting 3" high at 80 yards, so I dialed it down to 1" high at 80 yards for his hunt since that is his max shot. I have a couple of 7.62x39 rifles with 16" barrels that have never been properly sighted in. I can put 3 .243 rounds through the center of a circular saw blade at 100 yards no problem with mine. You must hold this much higher to compensate for the additional range. Let me explain why… Think of it this way: “Sighting-in” is the process of making your point of impact coincide with your point of aim. That's plenty accurate for any and all deer hunting and the 100 yards is the maximum you … I totally agree with the sighting in at 25 yards. Which, when zeroed at 25 yards, requires that the axis of the bore line in relationship to the sight line is tilted quite high. 25 yds dead on," pretty close to dead on at 250 yards with a high power rifle. As strickly a rule of thumb, depending on the gun, I have the bullet hit 1/4-1/2 higher than the distance between the X hairs and bore. If your sight is 2 and 1/2 inches above your bore line sight in 1 inch low at 25 yards. This system maximizes the distance in which no "hold over" is necessary. Fifty yards, or 36 yards, or 25 … Fifty yards is our initial intersection, and 200 yards is our true zero. The following is a 1000 yard 22-250 ballistic chart that was created using our free online ballistic calculator and details all aspects of the bullets trajectory from the millisecond it leaves the barrel until the time it reaches the 1,000 yd mark. Using an MPBR zero, you can also zero at shorter ranges. I'd verify at 100 and 200 yards. 3. I reserched some # trajectory tables for a certain type of remington factory ammo, and # found that if i sight the rifle in at 25 yards, it will also be Right: First shot at 100 yards hits the target, and the second shot after scope adjustment is very close to a 100-yard zero. But I'll sight in at 25 yards for you and let you know what the result is at 100. I have mine sighted in at 200 yards, knowing that it will be just a bit high at 100 yards, and a bit low at 300 yards. It all depends on whether you plan to use the rifle for target practice or mainly for hunting. I need to sight in my .270 for deer season. Sighting in at each distance until you are dead on at 100. It all depends to on the caliber, the ammunition, amount of powder and what you plan on doing with it. The nearest 100+ yard rifle range is about an hour and a half from my house. So at 25 yards the bullet should hit lower than your crosshairs close in. Think of two lines, parallel to each other. So YES, the bullet has 50 yards to rise up to meet the Scope Sight Line and then fall back down through the bullseye again at about 200 yards. Mike9599, Jan 17, 2017. Use the same target size (and sight setting) and practice at 100 yards. Messages: 2,067 Likes Received: 397 Location: Downriver michigan. After 300 yards, .22-250 bullets tend to drop like a rock and require some good knowledge of the amount of bullet drop. The reason I was taught to us 25 yds. For most hunting in Georgia, at least in wooded areas, shots are usually less than 100 yards. I would try the 25 yard for initial sighting, then move to 50 and go for the 1.5 inches high. There is one indoor range I can use to sight in my .270 but its only 25 yards long. Always good to have an excuse to shoot. Honestly, there isn't one. However there is a point to remember. In other words, if the bullet strikes the line of sight at 25 yards and then rises relative to the line of sight before falling and intersecting the line of sight again at 100 yards, we have a 100 yard zero. However, if you have less distance you can sight in at 10 yards. In order to bring these two together at 25 yards requires that you significantly tilt the bore line " tilting it up" in relationship to the line of sight. 2. because it was faster and easier than walking back and forth to 100yds(we were poor and did not have a spotting scope when my dad first taught me). It will then be approx 2 inches low at 100 yards. Most .22-250 owners would agree that their cartridge is adequate for medium game, some hunters will no doubt find the .22-250 ideal for particular species of local medium game out to ranges exceeding 300 yards. I always get it on the target at 25 yards then move your target to what distance you want to zero it in at. I've seen a lot of deer shot with a 50 yard zero though so it could be done. It is best to do this at a short distance of about 25 yards to get the scope pointed in generally the right direction. For example, if your windage is off 1 inch at 25 yards, you would have to multiply it by 4 since most scopes adjust for .25 MOA or .25” at 100 yards, and then divide the number you calculated by .25 (or multiply it by 4 again, you will end up with the same numbers either way) as each click is .25” at 100 yards. The .22-250 is not a common sight on the second hand racks of gun stores world wide. the purpose for sighting in at 25 yds, is to save ammo and a lot of trips down range to check out your target, if you don't have a spotting scope. Zeroing the EOTech at 25 yards will give an accurate aim point out to 300 yards. Whether you use a seated or prone shooting position, be sure that the rifle is stably supported. Here is a link to a program that will give you all the tragectory info you need. I will be shooting Hornady ammo and a 2 to 7power Leopold scope. If you do this set your sight to the 2″ inch line on the daylight target and this will represent the center if you were at 100 yards … Scope Sight view is a straight line from your eye to the target, while the bullet path is a parabolic trajectory. You may not have access to a 300-yard rifle range, or even a 200-yard rifle range. Strange enough, if your sights are only 1 inch high, you cut that nearly in half. While there is a very slight penalty of higher apogee of flight with the 20-yard zero, you get almost one inch less drop at 100 yards. If you sight in at 25 yards you should be about 2.1" high at 50 yards, and dead on at 300 yards. Set up a paper target exactly 25 yards downrange of your shooting platform. Jan 18, 2017 #3 . That was before I had a 100yd range in my yard though. Keeps them from having to remember hold-overs at distance. The elevation difference in both bullets is closer to .1". 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