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View Poll Results: HFT Zero
25 yards 9 11.39%
30 yards 28 35.44%
35 yards 28 35.44%
40 yards 6 7.59%
Other 8 10.13%
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Old 7th October 2010, 05:41 PM
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35 Yard zero for me,the aim point are so set in my head 15mm kills cross hair just in the top for 13 to 17/18 yards and just under bottom of kill for 19/25 yards anything 40 to 45 i put my first mil dot just above bottom of kill and that covers a few ranges for me.
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Old 7th October 2010, 05:46 PM
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35yds for me.
15mm kills are either inside top or bottom depending on what it brackets at, and the rest I play the odds on and can fits several ranges in to lessen the chances of misranging. You don't have to hit them in the middle to knock'em over
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Old 7th October 2010, 05:55 PM
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25m for me, which is approx 27yds, because my indoor club has a 25 m range.

used to be 35yds, but switched over quite easily last December,all 4 0.177 rifles.

8yds -2 dots
10yds -1 dot
13yds -0.5 dots
16-33yds 0
35yds -0.5dots
40yds -0.75 dots
45yds -1.2 dots

or thereabouts.

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Old 7th October 2010, 05:59 PM
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I use 30yds because thats what I found works for me with the current rifle and scope set up.
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Old 7th October 2010, 06:17 PM
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Myself and Kieran zero at 25yards,aim bang on for the 15mm reducers except the ones at 13,14 yards which is crosshair top of kill,allthough if you know your aim points it doesn't matter where you zero at.
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Old 7th October 2010, 06:24 PM
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I use 25 yards as that's the furthest the indoor range at Buxted goes but then again I like 25 yards anyway. The zeroing range advantage/argument must surely be influenced by your scope/mount/pellet/power/rifle set up. After all, two people could zero at the same distance but have different aim points due to set up differences. How big a difference they can make I don't know.
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Old 7th October 2010, 06:49 PM
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Currently 30 yards, im normally set at 35y but recently started missing LOADS of my 15mm (used to be very solid on em) so ive just swap over to 30y, i havnt realy had a chance to give it proper field test.

Im going to anston saturday so that will be some more practice but will get to use it in anger for the 1st time at MIDLANDS HFT WINTER LEAGUE round 1 on sunday......... fingers crossed

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Old 7th October 2010, 06:58 PM
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30yds for me, works well with my scope height & MV, no hold under, aim points well defined (half-mil hashes help).
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Old 7th October 2010, 07:05 PM
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35 yards for me now, always used to zero at 30 but found 35 yards gives a lot more tolerance on the long ones. It has taken a long time to learn and there have been quite a few cock ups on the way. Tried 40 yards last night down the club , it was a nightmare on 15mm kills, i was nearly 1 mildot above the cross hair at 25 yards.
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Old 7th October 2010, 07:09 PM
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My zero works out at around 37 yards (I think).
I like the MTC SCB reticules and set my rifle up with the 3/4 mildot mark for 45 yards so I'd have a precise aiming point for the long ones. I then just worked out the aiming points for all the other ranges from that.
It works for me but as others like to zero at different ranges I'm not sure how much it matters as long as you learn and practice your own aiming points.
How often do you get a target placed right on your zero'd range anyway?
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