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Author Topic: Sighting in a Turkey Scope  (Read 37083 times)

Offline catclr

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Re: Sighting in a Turkey Scope
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2016, 02:10:13 PM »

That's why you start at only 15, or even 10 yards. The pattern at that range will be so dense it will actually punch a golf ball sized hole in the paper (see above pics.) That is the center of pattern.

If you were to start at say 30 yards, the pattern spread would make it difficult to find the true center.



I always started at 10 yds. using target loads like BOFF does, make POA & POI adjustments, then I go to 25 yds., and then 40 yds., to see how POA & POI compare. Then its done with the turkey loads, I'll be using at the 25 & 40 yd. marks.
Like NWBama stated a Lead Sled would be a good investment, as it's funny how sighting in a gun, you feel the recoil so much more than when your shooting at a turkey or deer.

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Re: Sighting in a Turkey Scope
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2016, 12:10:21 PM »
 :icon_thumright: Thank you for the detailed instructions.

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Re: Sighting in a Turkey Scope
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2016, 01:41:20 PM »
Just sighted in my Aimpoint red dot using this method. Worked excellent and saved lots of time and shells. Started at 15 yards with bird shot and using my lead sled and then moved out to 30 with turkey loads and centered my pattern with ease. Thanks for the info here.

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Re: Sighting in a Turkey Scope
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2018, 04:55:59 PM »
Does this work with a turkey scope with cross hairs? Just bought a turkey plex. Thanks
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Re: Sighting in a Turkey Scope
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2018, 08:09:01 PM »
This is the best method. Yes itll work just center pattern with the crosshairs. When aiming at a turkey just center his neck in the circle and hes dead.

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Re: Sighting in a Turkey Scope
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2018, 08:20:29 PM »
This is the best method. Yes itll work just center pattern with the crosshairs. When aiming at a turkey just center his neck in the circle and hes dead.
Thanks
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Re: Sighting in a Turkey Scope
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2019, 05:02:47 PM »
Printed this out to take along to the range when I get the scope put on.
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Re: Sighting in a Turkey Scope
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2019, 05:14:33 PM »
how much weight should I use on the lead sled for a 20 gauge, all I have are two 5 lbs weights

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Re: Sighting in a Turkey Scope
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2019, 06:54:12 PM »
Should be more than enough for a 20 gauge.

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