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I’ve posted targets for Joe to see where I do long range shooting a little different. I like to leave my scopes alone for long range shots that I don’t really need for hunting or shooting. I have many large pieces of cardboard, so I put a target(stick on 2 inch circle) near the top of or the long piece of cardboard. I shoot 3-5 shoots at that target. Then I go back to the cardboard and put a matching target circle over where the first 3-5 shots impacted. Then I shoot my groups aiming at the top circle but they group on the lower circle. So I can check 100 yard groups without touching my scope.

I have done the same at longer distances with PB rifles. What I’m checking for is to see if the rifle can group at a certain distance. If it can then I “might” adjust my scope or not. This is a easy way to test if your last tweak to your rifle helped without changing your scope.

If a rifle won’t group well enough to hunt at 100 yards then there is no reason to start setting your scopes to anything other than your normal hunting distance?