Here is a sight in tip for new shooters. I don't claim to know it all, but this has helped me be a better shooter. The key to good sight in and accuracy is to be consistent. This not only applies to the way you position and hold your rifle on the bench, but also sight registration on your target. I have learned through the years that the traditional circles that come on most standard targets are not your best choice for accuracy. To achieve the best zero when sighting in you must be able to duplicate the site picture every shot. If you don't, how do you know where the error lies when your shots are off? Is it you or the rifle that is at fault? I have been taping day glow green or orange squares on plain paper for quite sometime now with good success. I use 2", 3" or 4" squares depending on the distance. As you aim at the target place the square in either the left or right upper quadrant of your scope. This sight picture can be duplicated exactly because the straight lines line up better than trying to guess at the middle of a circle. Another benefit to using the squares is doping trajectory. If for example you are sighting a .35Rem. You know you need to be 4" high at 100yds to be point blank at 200yd, so use 4" squares and keep your shots level with the top of the square. Here is what your sight picture should look like. Good luck and good shooting.