Zeroing in your AR optic

Zeroing in your AR optic

Welcome back to the 20th installment of my blog, in which I don’t claim to be an expert, in fact the opposite. I’m a new user to the AR platform and want to share my findings and experiences as I go through and build rifles as well as being the Operations Manager at Tyrant Designs.

 Due to the extreme popularity and nice emails I received from readers on my last post, I decided to help educate my readership on another piece of Military news which is relevant to civilians as well. No this isn't a post on accessorizing your AR-15 with a pistol grip, vertical grip, or new hand guard. It's about zeroing in your sight more efficiently.

I may be a little late to the game here but The United States Army selectively started using new zero targets to zero in the M-4. There have been reports that these new targets have been able to decrease the number of rounds it takes to zero in. Nearly cutting the previous average number in half. If you already knew this and want to let me know how much you know about things and I don't please send it to the complaint department below.

complaint department

Just kidding! But seriously people please take it easy on me, I'm still learning here (it is called life of a Newbie).

Anyways, for all of us who don't know everything, the thought behind this is that the old targets were used were designed for iron sights. With the wide array of different optics it makes sense that a target be designed to cater to the different variances between them. If you've ever had different optics from different manufacturers, you've probably run into the problem that different adjustment clicks can sometimes be different depending on the optic. 

 

 

This is a 25 Meter Zeroing Target. It has a diamond in the middle with circles around it which is over a 1 minute angle grid. The best part is they have adjustments for common optics that are printed on the back of the target. 

 

 

Zeroing in can be frustrating at times, especially for a newb like me. I think any help I can get will not only alleviate some frustration mentally but also my wallet. Nothing bothers me more than wasting too much ammo while zeroing in. Win Win.

 

How many times have you guys seen Wonder Women? Don't lie.



5 Responses

Anton
Anton

June 18, 2017

Generation Z is getting older ?.
No serious progress can be made in shooting unless one learns basics of ballistics, which also covers MoA and cost of click at optics.

C M Duncan
C M Duncan

June 18, 2017

Far too often, I’ve seen people that feel like they need to zero at a further distance to be accurate at that distance. They don’t understand the holds at shorter distances.

Jay Andre
Jay Andre

June 17, 2017

I saw Wonder Woman only once. Wanted to see it more times but couldn’t find anyone who wanted to go.
As far as zeroing a circle red dot, it wasn’t what I expected it to be. Thought it was gonna be like zeroing a scope, where the crosshairs moved when you move/turn the turrets. Not so. And I don’t know what anyone is talking about when they say ‘’minutes of angle" etc. Don’t want to hear that. Very confusing. Don’t want to hear or know that a certain amount of clicks, moves the point of impact such and such. There has got to be a much simpler explanation!! Finally had to have my gunsmith zero my AR 15 with the Holosun Circle Red Dot.

Harold
Harold

June 17, 2017

I didn’t know about this target so thank you.

Robert Gustafson
Robert Gustafson

June 17, 2017

Your blog is informative and fun to read.
But you didn’t list the name or provide a place to purchase these targets.

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