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Old 11-29-2012, 08:20 PM
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How much drop does a 30-06 have if scope is sighted in at 50yds?100yds out and 200yds out? I'm shooting Remington core-lokt 165 grain.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:10 PM
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Rough guess, it's going to be shooting high I believe. About an inch or two at 100 and dead on at 200. Quick guess. Always sighted mine in at 200.... Find a ballistics chart.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:14 PM
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http://www.shooterscalculator.com/ba...+Create+Chart+


Actually you are just around .25 inch high at 100 and 3 inches low at 200 according to this quick chart.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:22 AM
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turn the box of bullets over and look. It should tell you. In fact most boxes of rifle ammo assume a 200 yard zero.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:49 AM
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You really need to shoot the rifle and find out...especially if using factory ammo. The charts may or may not be accurate for your particular gun
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:15 AM
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VAhuntr's advice is on the money. All but the most speciality class of "factory" loads are made in bulk. Factory box ballistic charts are nothing more than good estimates based upon load specs and the physics of trajectory. Inconsistency can creep in and the only way to know for sure is to test at the range.

However, to answer your question, a typical 30.06 Spr. load using a 165 gr. spitzer style hunting bullet sighted dead on at 50 yards .... you center the crosshairs in the middle of a deer's engine room, the shot will be lethal. You'll be "off" of no consequence at 100 and a bit low at 200.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:26 AM
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Thanks guys. Think I will take it to the range as suggested. I sure would hate to miss one or worse yet injure one just because I was to lazy to check it for myself.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:17 AM
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Another reason to go to the range and sight at 200, is that because you are on at 50 yards doesn't mean that you will be at 200. 50 is ok for a starting point to put you close at greater ranges, but the fine tuning is still needed.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:25 AM
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My Savage Model 110 shot 1" high at 100 yds and dead on at 200 with 165 gr PSP Remingtons.

NebBuckHunter...try the Marlin 336c. Great action and I can drive nails with mine at 100 yds.
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