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PostSubject: What range to zero at???   December 15th 2014, 9:02 am

I'm new to muzzle loaders and could not find anything with search. I would appreciate any advice as to what range to zero my CVA Optima V2 at? I plan to shoot 295 grain powerbelts, 100 grains Triple 7, and Triple 7 209 primers. Where I hunt (Missouri) is mostly hardwoods with some cedar/brush. The longest shot I will probably ever take will be 100 yards. Some shots might be ~ 20 yards though.

Any help is appreciated. 

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PostSubject: Re: What range to zero at???   December 15th 2014, 9:40 am

It will shoot pretty flat to 100yds, so i'd zero for that range. Just in case you have a shot at 125yds.

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PostSubject: Re: What range to zero at???   December 15th 2014, 11:03 am

10-4. Thanks for the advice.
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PostSubject: Re: What range to zero at???   December 15th 2014, 11:10 am

dead on at 100.
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PostSubject: Re: What range to zero at???   December 15th 2014, 11:44 am

Does you rifle wear a scope? If so with your load the bullet will cross the line of sight,  which is about 1.5" above the bore at the muzzle,  once at 25 yards, rise above it a few inches and drop in again to cross the line of sight at 100 yards. So as Frontier Gander and Muley advise simply sight in dead on at 100 yds and hunt. A hold in the center of the deer's chest will hit vitals anywhere out to 125 yards. 
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PostSubject: Re: What range to zero at???   December 15th 2014, 1:36 pm

Yes it does have a scope (3-9 x40). That is very good info. If I understand right I will have this scenario: If I zero at 100 it will also be dead on at 25 (on the way up), and then dead on at 100 on the way back down.

Is that right?
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PostSubject: Re: What range to zero at???   December 15th 2014, 4:54 pm

That's right.
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PostSubject: Re: What range to zero at???   December 15th 2014, 5:16 pm

Thanks Alpha8D! I will post an update once back from the range.
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