How to Zero Your Deer Rifle’s Scope for the Best Accuracy

How to Zero Your Deer Rifle’s Scope for the Best Accuracy

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Zero your rifle scope and practice off a bench, with shooting sticks and also in freehand positions so you’ll be prepared. (Photo: Wayne Van Zwoll)

No matter how steady your hunting rifle, hitting at any range presumes a proper zero.

Because a bullet follows the bore axis out the muzzle, it will fly nearly parallel to the line of sight until gravity pulls it unacceptably off course. Bear in mind that a bullet’s path is never perfectly straight. Gravity grabs the projectile as soon as it exits the rifle. In zeroing, you adjust the sight so your straight line of vision intersects the bullet’s parabolic path not far from the muzzle, then travels below it until the two…



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