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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

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    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.

    MF
     
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    Yes, you are correct.
     

  3. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    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.
     
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    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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  6. MrMurphy

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    The windage will be dead on, the elevation can be off a few clicks.