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How do YOU zero your carbine?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Disregarded9-side, Feb 13, 2012.


  1. Disregarded9-side

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    I'm going to the range tomorrow to verify my co-witness on a new set-up. I like to zero at 50 yards, it works for me. I understand the theories behind 25, 50 and 100 yd/m zeros.

    I'm planning to use some high quality handloads to zero my rifle which I feel will be more consistent than XM193 (notoriously mediocre). I don't have 2,000 high quality handloads that I made on a single-stage press sitting in my closet however, and that's what I'll need to count when the world ends in May, 2012 or whatever.

    So at what range to you zero your rifle and what ammo do you use to do it?
    Happy Monday.
     

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  2. freedom790

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    I've zeroed my RECCE at 25yds, then I reconfirm at 300yds. If i'm on a USPSA sillouette at 300 then I'm good. Using SS109 projectiles on varget powder.

    My 18" gun is zeroed at 100yds. scope calibration checked out to 600yds where my range doesn't go any further. Using 60gr V-max projectiles on varget again.
     

  3. cyphertext

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    If I ever get to the range, I will probably zero mine at 50 yards as well. The range I shoot at only has 50 and 100yd lines.
     
  4. Disregarded9-side

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    Found this on M4c:
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    8" off at 100 yards isn't good for my use. I'm shoot more at 40-100 than 25-50.
     
  5. USMC03Grunt

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    With any of my ARs, I zero in at 25m then tweek it at the 300m range.
     
  6. Boxerglocker

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    I like a 50 yard zero too... from scratch I start with a few 3 round groups of XM193 as a baseline then use my own 55g Horandy FMJBT reloads with TAC. Once I get it dialed to my satisfaction at 50, move to 200 to dial is in.... then move back to 150, 100, 50 again and then lastly 25 to confirm hold overs.

    I'll then shoot my 69g SMK reloads to verify MOA adjustments required for later down the road.
     
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  7. phonejack

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    100 yards
     
  8. eracer

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    50 yards for my 5.56 w/62g M855
    75 yards for my .300 BLK w/220g subsonic (+1.7 @ 36 / -10 @ 125)
    230 yards for my 6.5G w/123g A-max (+3.8 @ 130 yd. / -53 @ 500 yd.)
     
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  9. Patriot III

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    Zero at 25 yards.... 1.5" low. GTG.
     
  10. FatBoy

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    very similar to eracer

    SBR and ACR are zeroed at 50
    300ACCBLK zeroed at 75
     
  12. TangoFoxtrot

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    I zero at 25 yards with my AR. I don't care about accuracy out past 150 yards with my AR. I have other calibers to handle 150 yards and beyond.
     
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  13. bullittmcqueen

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    With Aimpoint m2 zeroed at 50 yards so that anywhere within the 200 yard spectrum the rifle should in theory be no more than 2 inches from point of aim/point of impact.

    with a magnified scope, zeroed for 100 yards to allow dialing turrets for further distances.
     
  14. Disregarded9-side

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    I've heard of people doing this before for ease/lack of space, and then confirming at 50 yards or whatever.

    Seems like a good way to do a quick zero on a time/ammo budget if it's consistent enough.
     
  15. LA_357SIG

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    50 yard zero on irons and 1x optics.
     
  16. humanguerrilla

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    25 yard zero. Personal preference. I can see the pluses of other zeros.
     
  17. MN-glock27

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    I zero too 100yards using one of those conversion targets on a 25yard range. When I find a 100yard range I'll confirm the zero then.
     
  18. Sgt.K

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    I did the 25 yard 1.5" low then confirmed a 50 yard zero with the flip BUIS and 50 yards with the Mepro 21.
     
  19. ddbtoth

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    Ditto-
     
  20. glockfanbob

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    I'm about to zero my new AR soon, good thread, good timing.
     
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