Originally Posted by thomasmgp
Was 2 different rifles. I dont know how to sight them in so when I found one was off I switched to another one. Then found out that one was off too, by even more. Just set up a blind. I figure with 3.5" buckshot and a 10 yard shot it wont matter anymore lol.
Please, before you go hunting again, get some knowledgable help. Your posts indicate a dangerous lack of knowledge about hunting safety. You are a danger to anyone else within at least a mile of you. A high powered rifle is perfectly capable of killing someone at over a mile. Those five shots that you missed deer with went somewhere. From your own posts I would say that you aren't particular about what was behind the deer you were shooting at.
Zeroing a rifle is a very simple matter. Set up a target in a safe location with a safe backstop. (For you a public range would be best. And take someone knowledgable in firearm safety with you to make sure you don't shoot yourself or someone else.) Then shoot the target and see where you hit. On a scope there will be two caps you can unscrew, one on top and one on the side. There will be arrows indicating which way you can move the point of impact by turning knobs under the caps. If the scope is way off you may need to put a big piece of paper behind the target to see where you are hitting. Keep shooting and adjusting until you are hitting where you aim.
If it is an open sighted (no scope) rifle, move the rear sight in the same direction that you want to move the point of impact. For example, if you are hitting to the right of the target, move the rear sight to the left. This will move the point of impact to the left. Repeating this procedure as needed will align the point of impact with the point of aim. Horizontal adjustment is called windage. Vertical adjustment is called elevation. In either case, moving the rear sight in the same direction that you want to move the point of impact will correct sight misalignment.
I did not write this just to be critical. I am sure you would not want to shoot someone by accident. Even if by accident it would also ruin your own life. Hunting can be a safe and enjoyable sport if all safety rules are followed.