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What distance to zero your rifle?
#1
http://youtu.be/8iCNIRuQuBg

Excellent video. Excellent trainer. It's nice to see an expert not telling you what you must do.
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#2
That's a realty good video! When I got my AR and my Comp M3 years ago we had to start my zero at 25 yards because the optic was off so bad. We then worked it again to get it out to 100 yards.

I aways asked why we were so hell bent on 100 yards for our zero...never got an answer other than "because". Lol


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#3
50 meters for a USMC 250 meter Improved Battlezone Zero.

25 meters for a US Army 300 meter combat zero.

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Or has someone gone and reinvented the wheel again?
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#4
I zeroed at 50 yards. I like that the 25, 50, 100 and 200 are all within a couple inches of each other. Even a 300 would be a gut-shot and a 400 would take the dude's balls off.

Not that I'm actually shooting at people. And my range is only 25-50-100 yards. so a 50 yard zero is perfect for some range fun. Guaranteed to be on the paper and within a couple inches of my aim point.
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#5
That is real good info.
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#6
Zeroing at 50 meters is the USMC "IBZ" method, and gives an excellent flat trajectory to 250 meters, as described by bigdawgbeav.

The US Army 25/300 zero has a more looping trajectory, but has a longer maximum point blank range (MPBR).
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#7
Valorius;48101 Wrote:Zeroing at 50 meters is the USMC "IBZ" method, and gives an excellent flat trajectory to 250 meters, as described by bigdawgbeav.

The US Army 25/300 zero has a more looping trajectory, but has a longer maximum point blank range (MPBR).

I do the IBZ on my rifles, it seemed the most practical setup for my kind of shooting. My SPR build I am slowly working on recording scope settings for various distances with "0" being at 50.

As a non military/professional ive found Travis Haley's teaching to be an invaluable resource in taking my shooting to the next level. I got a copy of Adaptive Carbine with my BCM upper and liked it so much that I bought Adaptive Handgun (just as good) and then started picking up a few other Magpul videos along the way.
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#8
I don't zero at less than 200 yards because many bullets don't stabilize that close.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pF8W5liS...re=channel


Never sight in at 25 and assume you're on at a longer distance. Shoot long and then check up close. The error will be less.

On my long guns I often zero at 550.

Rifles are made to be accurate.
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#9
Mine are all set for 300 yards.
Shorty, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Nov 2012.
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#10
This needs to be a sticky.

Great visual explanation with side-by-side comparisons.

Now my question is how much does bullet weight and barrel length effect these results?
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