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AR15 zeroing - how?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by MIJoe, Feb 8, 2010.


  1. MIJoe

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    Greetings

    What is recommended zeroing distance and procedure for a 16" AR15?
    Max shooting distance - can't see beyond! -would be around 200 m

    Thanks for any advice

    Joe
     

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    Sight in in to shoot point of aim at 50 m
    It will also be on point of aim again at 200m
     

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    I find zeroing at 50 meters works better for me than zeroing at 25 meters.
     
  5. MIJoe

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    Thanks guys

    I will give hat 50y/200m setting a try.

    Joe
     
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    To make the 50/200 yard sight in a little easier, start at 25yds and get it close. You're point of impact should be 1 1/2" low at 25. Then fine tune at 50 yds.
     
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  8. Daps

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    Should zeroing be done from a bench or can it be done standing?
     
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    I would do it from a bench.
     
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    Bench or prone over standing or kneeling. But I've done rough zeroes (as most here probably have...) from standing and kneeling.
     
  11. Daps

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    Ok thanks guys, that's what I was thinking...

    I don't have a bench...could probably make one. Could I use one of those card table and shoot from that to do my zero?

    I don't have my AR yet. Will here soon though. Just trying to get the facts.

    Another question, should I zero for different ammo? Let's say I have some 55gr plinking ammo and some 62gr or heavier for HD.
     
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    Ammo weights can change point of impact but usually not very significantly until you get way out there in the ranges. Most irons are sighted in for 55gr. from the factory.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
     
  13. Daps

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    Thanks for the info...Hopefully soon I'll have my mind made up on which AR. The goal is by mid Mar, early April...
     
  14. Gallium

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    Daps,

    Just zero from prone. Bring a piece of big cardboard if the ground is muddy/snowy etc.

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  15. Daps

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    I've never shot prone before, would it be best to use a bi pod or some type of rest? It'll be mar/apr before I get the rifle so hopefully the ground wont have any snow on it like it does now:crying:

    I shoot at our local FOP so I'll have to make sure there is no rule about shooting prone.

    I'll probably have to bite the bullet and join the larger range but it cost soooo much more. FOP is like $30 a year :)

    Thanks Drew
     
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    Use which ever method that gives you the best accuracy.
    In most cases benchrest will provide this.
     
  17. Gallium

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    I recommended prone because you said you have no bench. I inferred that to mean you were out in the sticks or something, shooting in the wild.

    Chances are, your range does have shooting benches. The goal is to keep the rifle in an undisturbed position. When I zero I use a spotter, so no one has to walk out to the target, and so that the shooter does not have to move about much, except to adjust the sights.

    'Drew
     
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    When I zeroed my ACOG I just laid on the ground and laid my rifle on my Camelback. Worked just fine.
     
  19. Daps

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    It's the FOP man I doubt it LOL well there are some under the over hang but I'm not sure if they're movable. I'll just bring a stand I got from home to be safe. I can make work.
     
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    We always zeroed in on a small paper target at 36 yards (to simulate 300 yards) in the prone.