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Old 09-22-2019, 07:46 PM
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Default Recommended Zero for 28 Nosler/7mm STW

Iím wondering what you guys who are shooting the 28 Nosler/7mm STW are using for a zero? Normally I have just used a 200yd zero for most of my rifles but Iím thinking I could probably stretch it out a little further with the 28 Nosler?
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:55 PM
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I used to use a 300 yard zero for the 7mmstw,, before switching to a BDC reticle.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:17 PM
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Only you know the ranges you are likely to be shooting at but I found 265 yds zero to be ideal for most any of the common hunting cartridges with the bullet weights you will likely be using. That is the zero I set on my 7STW/160 and also the zero I have on my .35 Whelen /250 gr. and 338-06/ 210 gr, and 30-06 180 gr and the various 6.5's /140 gr. If, for some reason you have to thread the needle, it's much easier to judge a 3" low hold at 50 or 75 yds than to judge a 10"+ high hold at 600 or 700 yds or more . That's just my approach to sight in. You know the drill on BDC reticles and spinning turrets.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:37 AM
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I used to use a 300 yard zero for the 7mmstw,, before switching to a BDC reticle.
any idea where you are at 100, 200, 400 and 500?

Never though of zeroing my STW past 200, I may be doing this

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any idea where you are at 100, 200, 400 and 500?

Never though of zeroing my STW past 200, I may be doing this

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Around 2-3/4" high at 100, just over 3" high at 200, about 7" low at 400, and 18-19" low at 500. That is with my 140gr load.
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any idea where you are at 100, 200, 400 and 500?

Never though of zeroing my STW past 200, I may be doing this

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Around 2-3/4" high at 100, just over 3" high at 200, about 6-7" low at 400, and 18-19" low at 500.
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Around 2-3/4" high at 100, just over 3" high at 200, about 6-7" low at 400, and 18-19" low at 500.

x2 I use to sight my stw the very same way and never had a problem,i kinda got hung up on it and do the same with my 7mm rm with a 160.

Once you get use to it and you know where your poi is at 100 to 500 why change.
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Around 2-3/4" high at 100, just over 3" high at 200, about 6-7" low at 400, and 18-19" low at 500.
Thatís a flat trajectory, just what Iím hoping to get out of this rifle.
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:07 AM
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everything I have gets a 3" high at 100 yards unless its a varmit gun, then 1" high.
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Thatís a flat trajectory, just what Iím hoping to get out of this rifle.
You will get it no to ways about it,what twist KURT on this 28 nosler .Is it an 8 or 9 twist.So simple to remember when things are happing fast,there's turrets and this or that ,but this system is very fast for me if I stay in the 500 yrd and under zone. If I am in a rush at 500 plus chances are I would pass.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:01 AM
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200 yards

204 to 50 bmg. Done
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Thatís a flat trajectory, just what Iím hoping to get out of this rifle.
That is with a 140gr bullet at 3500fps.
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You will get it no to ways about it,what twist KURT on this 28 nosler .Is it an 8 or 9 twist.So simple to remember when things are happing fast,there's turrets and this or that ,but this system is very fast for me if I stay in the 500 yrd and under zone. If I am in a rush at 500 plus chances are I would pass.
Itís a 1:9 twist, this wonít be a designated turret twister, itíll have the Leupold cds turret but the idea is to be a point and shoot rifle.
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everything I have gets a 3" high at 100 yards unless its a varmit gun, then 1" high.
Same here including 7 STW 140 gr.

My 300 Win Mag has Swarovski 3.5-18x44 ballistic turret 4W reticle. It is set for 3" high at 100 yards. I can use turret up to 600+ yards with 180 gr bullet.
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Around 2-3/4" high at 100, just over 3" high at 200, about 6-7" low at 400, and 18-19" low at 500.
I use something similar on my 7 RUM except it is 3" high at 100, 3.9" high at 200, zero at 310. This is with a 162 grain .550 B.C. bullet at 3250 FPS. Basically hold on fur out to 450 yards.

0 -1.5 0
50 1.2
100 3
150 4
200 3.9
250 2.8
300 0.6
310 0
350 -2.8
400 -7.4
450 -13.4
500 -20.7
550 -29.6
600 -40.1
650 -52.3
700 -66.3

All my hunting rifles are 3-3.25 high at 100. Makes switching between guns a whole lot easier. They also have verified drop cards taped to the stock on all of them.
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everything I have gets a 3" high at 100 yards unless its a varmit gun, then 1" high.
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