One Aim Hits All
Hunters who have long been in the habit of aiming at a specific region, such as the heart area, or those who always zero their rifles a certain way-2 inches high at 100 yards, for example-might be put off by the comparative extremes necessary in sight settings. But for hunters who simply want to cleanly kill game with the least possible fuss and bother, point-blank zero might seem a gift from Nimrod himself. It might also make us wonder why PBZ is almost never discussed or written about. Calculating PBZ before the age of computers required a bit of arithmetic and test firing, which is certainly one reason it is little known. Professional ballisticians have long used it, yet PBZ never appears on published ballistics tables. (Perhaps ballisticians have wanted to keep such a good thing to themselves.) But now that the cat is out of the bag, wouldn't it be great if ammo makers printed the PBZ on their ammo boxes along with other performance data? We at Outdoor Life take credit only for introducing it to our readers, plus the time and arithmetic necessary to produce the accompanying chart. Anyway, it's much too good a shooting concept not to be tried, especially these days, with the growing emphasis on long-range shooting. PBZ might at last be an idea whose time has arrived.