Changing over to big game mode. Checking zero

Discussion in 'Montana Hunting Lounge' started by d4570, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    I ran North of town today.
    I wanted to clean and foul the rifles.
    I changed from the 55 gr varmint loads to my 80gr Barnes deer loads in the 6mm
    I also have some hornady 95's I got cheep for the brass I wanted to see how they stack up to my deer loads.
    The 45/70 was just a "check" for bear.
    I have to only use the power I sight in with of my POI will change, dang scope, and the first "COLD" shot is always 5" high so I have to let it get cold between shots. like the first shot kind of thing.

    Mostly no wind what there was, was to my right from the north.


    45/70 about 4 1/2 high at 100 yards on 6 power

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    45/70 at 200 yards on 6 power cold barrel
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    Next
    22/250 no change 200 yards 52 gr Berger, after a foul shot.

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    Then the 6mm with the 80gr Barnes 3800 fps deer loads at 200 yards.


    It took about 8 shots to get lined up and on zero.
    Good to go for deer now.


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    The hornady 6mm 95s 2900 fps shot only about an inch lower.

    At 300 yards both the 22 and 6 where around 4 1/2" to 5" low, and the 95s where dead the same as the 80's on the 6.
    The 45 70 I did not use any hash marks and dropped below the box at 300. so maybe a foot low on the zero cross hair x.
    I'll need to use the next hash on the scope for 300 yards.
    I was shooting off a bag laying on the ground .
    D
     
  2. fishingjoe

    fishingjoe New Member

    Those targets are...different. From what I can tell, good shooting!
     
  3. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    My little granddaughter loves to shoot at them .
    Thanks
    All my guns are more capable them I am.
    When I accidently do it all right I like to show them off.
     
  4. What no Elk hunt?
    Good shooting.
    Cheers
    Richard
     
  5. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    Richard
    I'm not a big elk hunter. WAY to much work.
    I have and have a great head in my shop to show for it, just doesn't get me off anymore.
    I'll help with the boys elk hunt and his moose hunt.
    I'll de trying for a bear in between .
     
  6. I agree, a lot of work, luckily the chap joining me this time is fit as a flea and is 20 years younger than me, so he can carry it if we find one (or two!)
    Cheers
    Richard
     

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