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Well…..I zero my .177 HW95 and .177 R9 at 30 yards. This gives me a "zear zero" of about 18 yards and a "far zero" at 30 yards with a 1/8" rise at about 26 yards. This allows me to hold "dead on" from 18 to 30 yards and then hold over the target using mil dots. This also keeps me from having to use both hold over and hold under. Here is a target I shot a while back using a 30 yard zero when checking the trajectory of my .177 R9 at a particular tune level………..

LOL….I carry this silliness a bit further by marking my side wheel or AO with symbols representing what mil dots to use based on the sharp focus distance with scope set at 12x or 16x…….

If the pointer lines up with a "+" I know to hold "crosshair on". If the pointer lines up with a single "." after focusing I hold "one lower mil dot on". If the pointer lines up with ".|." after focusing I know to hold "between the first and second lower on"….so on and so forth. The "fly in the ointment" with my setup is that the marks are only good for one setup and one scope power setting.