View Full Version : Sighting Scope???

04-24-2010, 06:01 PM
I have been shooting 22 BR for one season. My practice has been to pick a wind condition and adjust my scope so that I am hitting the ten ring under that condition. Then I go to the scoring bulls and wait on the wind to come back to my set point on the flags. I am not sure that is the best way. Should I find a zero point based on a calm condition and then hold over based on the way the wind goes. seems like trusting the wind to return to one condition 25 times in 30 min. is risky. I guess I am just not sure how I sould approach this aspect.


04-24-2010, 06:12 PM
I want mine sighted dead on then if you have wind hold for it....wind will not always be the same or the same speed..........just my thoughts.

04-24-2010, 06:35 PM
I think I found the answer in another thread. Seems that most folks zero there rifle scope under the best conditions and then hold over for any given conditions during the match. Sounds like they get a feel for the hold for a given day using the spotting bulls. That does make sense to me.

Thanks, Bob

05-02-2010, 06:28 PM
I also trying to sight my rifle under perfect conditions and hold over or off depending on the prevailing conditions. Go to "handloads. com ballistic calculator and you can see the effect of wind conditions depending on the intensity of the wind. Also, google "magnus effect" to see how the wind affects your shot placement. I know alot of silhouette shooters who dial in clicks for the wind but that just adds another factor to the equation and complicates the shot more. Just my opinion.

bob finger
05-02-2010, 07:46 PM
Silly Wet shooters don't have to worry about an X count either. I would run out of clock if I tried to chase a zero in the wind. That's one of the reasons the PSL target is so difficult, minimal reference points for hold off. bob