Ok, there are two arguments out there for zeroeing your hunting rifle. 1-Zero your rifle in the woods, doing a pace count ?(no laser range finders unless you plan on using it in the woods. . .but have a contigency plan if it breaks) 2-Zero you rifle at a KDR, Known Distance Range and bring the range finder with you to the woods? It could be argued at the range, you're more likely to end up more accurate and less likely to injure an animal. Or if you zero in the woods, you'll be more accurate because you are better at judging distance in relation to your zero, because of what you may perceive as 50 or 100 yds. I've often used a spot in the woods (50-100 yds off of my pace count) to zero. This year my supposed bore sight was so off, I went to a range to figure out what was going on. It finally works, but within 2 MOA not the best. Ended up going to mech zero on the scope and taking the bolt out put the rifle on a rest. Did a field expedient boresight. In the spirit of Switzerland (being neutral on the subject) I have respect for those who are successful in either manner.