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Old 08-12-2006, 10:24 PM
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when sighting in a 30-30 what kind of zero do you guys like to go for? ammo- remington sp core lokts.
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:31 PM
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Mine is zero'd at 100 yards w/ Remington CoreLokt, 150gr. I am, however, on the lookout for the new ones by Hornady. They've figured out how to make a ballistic tip for side load lever actions. Speeds increased by over 300 fps, and the ballistics don't even compare to the blunt noses we use today.
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Old 08-13-2006, 06:08 AM
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I've got mine sighted for 100 yd. probably 2" high. It makes 150 yd. shots possible.
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Old 08-13-2006, 09:04 AM
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I'm shooting the 170 gr Core Lokt soft point Round nose and went out yesterday and mine is shooting about 1 1/2" high at 100 yds with a peep sight. This should give me a zero of about 150 yards (give or take). Remington ballistic software gives -2.39" low at 150 yards with a 100 yd zero for that ammunition.

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Old 08-13-2006, 10:23 AM
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Heres a link to the ammo that mobow was referring to. Should be pretty deadly even out to 300 yards or so.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/leverevolution.htm


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Old 08-13-2006, 10:28 AM
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I'm shooting the 170 gr Core Lokt soft point Round nose and went out yesterday and mine is shooting about 1 1/2" high at 100 yds with a peep sight. This should give me a zero of about 150 yards (give or take). Remington ballistic software gives -2.39" low at 150 yards with a 100 yd zero for that ammunition.

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Same here!
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Old 08-13-2006, 12:37 PM
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when sighting in a 30-30
remember when sighting in a .30 cal rifle you need to let the barrel cool down between shots or you won't have a true zero. .30 cal's are more affected by this than smaller caliber rifles. I had a 30-30 for years and I found that letting it cool down helped achieve true zero. I hope this helps
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Old 08-13-2006, 12:55 PM
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I am not going to have shots over 100 yards (or take shots over 100 yards with a 30/30 anyway), so I sight in dead on at 100. I have been shooting 150 gr Federal Classics, but I am going to the LeverEvolutions this year.
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Old 08-13-2006, 01:59 PM
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Yeah Ive looked in to hornadys stuff, and its excellent, but ill just go for remingtons , my shots wont be any more then 150, I asked this question before i got my hands on a ballistic table, so I'll end up going an inch and half high and should be good, THANKS ALOT GUYS.
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