Zero distance considerations and holdovers

Introduction What is a “Zero” What distance should a rifle be zeroed at? When to use hold overs How to calculate holdovers for your rifle Point Blank Zero Conclusions Introduction Often times when speaking to a big game hunter, the discussion will evolve toward what range their rifle is ‘zeroed’ at. In the sniping community the term ‘zero’ takes on more meaning than just simply zeroing the rifle to hit 1.5″ high at 100 yards. A sniper team must fully understand the use of a zero, how to adjust the zero for a given need, and then they need to understand how to effectively use a particular zero distance to…

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