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Aimpoint zero

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Goldendog Redux, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

    Aug 22, 2003
    Forgive me for this most basic question but I just got a pretty good deal on an Aimpoint M2.

    Can I ghetto zero the Aimpoint with 1/3 lower cowitness (Larue Mount) by just dialing the dot down to the top of the front sight? I don't know why its a tough concept for me to grasp.

    Since the dot "floats" around within the aperture in relation to where the eye is then with a lower third the dot (assuming its zeroed ) will sit right on top or slightly covering the front sight correct when using the irons?

    If I flipped both my sights down (Colt 6940) and zeroed the Aimpoint for the same distance as my irons 50 yds and then flip the sights up and got a sight picture the dot will be on the front sight-right?

    My head hurts now.

  2. 1time

    1time Lifetime Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Baltimore, Md
    Yes, you are correct.



    Dec 10, 2006
    Central, CA.
    For what it's worth, I am not sure if the lower 1/3 co witness mounts work with this technique. I have an absolute co witness mount and when looking through irons, the dot sits right on top of the front sight post. I am aware that Aimpoints are virtually paralax free, but I am not sure how that applies to initial zero with a lower 1/3 co witness. I am interested in the answer to this question, so please let me know how it works out for you.
  4. 1time

    1time Lifetime Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Baltimore, Md
    It works the same for 1/3 or absolute. That's the great part about the aimpoints. If you can see the dot that's where the bullet will go.

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  5. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    The windage will be dead on, the elevation can be off a few clicks.