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jseamless

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Suggestions on zero distance for Benjamin Trail NP
« on: September 02, 2010, 08:30:20 AM »
I have the .22 caliber Trail NP.  I am shooting 14.3 grain pellets.  What distance would you recommend I zero the scope at?  I am looking to push the rifle rather hard on distance but I still want to be really accurate less than 20 yards as well.

My backyard is only 20 yards so I have not been able to shoot it much further yet.

Thanks again!

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Re: Suggestions on zero distance for Benjamin Trail NP
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 09:00:46 AM »
I would set it for 25 yards, then use (assuming your scope has them) the mil-dots to judge holdover.
I set both of my CFXs that way, then I went to the range to find how many dots to hold over for 50 yards.
It turns out that I need four dots over at that distance.
I took a starling offhand at that distance that way, too.
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Re: Suggestions on zero distance for Benjamin Trail NP
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 10:36:34 AM »
They recommend you Zero your scope at the range you wil be taking most of your shots. Like you.. I do not have a lot of space in my back yard, So I zero'd all my guns inside my garage at 10 yards.

And that gets me pretty much on target from 30-60 yards without too much adjusting in mil-dots.


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Re: Suggestions on zero distance for Benjamin Trail NP
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 11:20:19 PM »
My Benji Trail NPSS shoots real fine with Crosman Premier UltraMags (14.3gr). Very consistent fit.

Get yourself a copy of ChairgunPro and run it for optimized zero distance.

Chairgun says my optimum distance is 32.5 yards with that pellet and a kill zone of one inch.

It should shoot within that 1-inch from 13.7 yd to 36.4 yd.

A mildot chart generated by Chairgun will show the holdover/holdunder for other ranges based on scope magnification.

You can download ChairgunPro from: http://www.hawkeoptics.com/us/chairgun/index.php

You may need to register for the download, but it's just to get you on their mailing list.  No charge.

My normal back yard range is 20 yd.

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Re: Suggestions on zero distance for Benjamin Trail NP
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 05:38:09 PM »
Great info OlDeadEye!

How do you word it... "Air Guns" or "AirGuns"?