Confirming Zero

by Azreel | May 29th, 2010

Took a few rifles out to the range today on the start of my three day weekend. Had a new AR that I wanted to get sighted in, and brought along some other rifles just to confirm zero, since I’m heading out on a hunting trip next weekend.

I took my Howa 1500, my primary hunting rifle, out of it’s case where it’s been since deer season and fired off a group of 5 shots rapid fire, beginning with a cold bore, just to see where it was at. I was not disappointed. 7″ high at 100 yards (exactly right for the 300 yards it’s zeroed for) and 1″ right from the slight breeze.

Group measured exactly 1 1/16″ (1.0625″) 0.979″ center to center. Ammunition used was Remington Core Lokt .308 Winchester 150 grain PSP. Not bad for an average rifle I paid $350 for shooting off-the-shelf hunting ammunition.

Update: I ran the image through On Target, and it looks like what I measured with a ruler as 1.0625″ is actually a 0.979″ group.

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