[–] Captian_Awesome 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Quality content!

[–] More_Bort [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You should repost and expand on that range medical post you made. Yes I did stalk your history.

[–] Captian_Awesome 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Maybe I'll repost in five months with added info. I have a terrible aversion to reposts though.

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[–] More_Bort [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This info is sourced as best I can from a combination of basic Army TC info, Kyle Lamb’s shooting guides (an instructor I highly recommend for practical shooting guidebooks), and TigerSwan training sources.

[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Good stuff, dude.

Thanks for posting.

[–] Justsomeone 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 


Thanks for the quality guide.

[–] itsachicken 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why don't they zero them at the factory?

[–] TexasVet 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Impossible. Everyone is different. Some people have longer necks but fatter cheekbones. The next guy will not be the same too.

[–] More_Bort [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In addition to individuals varying, a lot of sights these days are removable. That means they get hand tightened to the rifle, which can affect zero. In the case of red dots they usually have risers, you do have two pieces of hand tightening that can affect the zero.

ARs commonly do come “factory zeroed” for the sights which are permanently affixed, and it will be close, but you also want to double check things yourself.

With imported AKs don’t nobody give a fuck about factory zero. You’re lucky if they pressed the sights on straight through their vodka induced haze.

[–] gentronseven 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I use a 200 yard zero for iron sights and red dot, the reason is that if l aim center mass at an 8 inch target from 0-225 (or so) yards, if I do everything correctly, it should be a hit. Everything farther should be only hold overs. (200's pair is approximately 50 with .223, and my range has a 200 yard lane) It is also hard to accurately judge distance so expecting just to hold center mass makes sense to me.

I know some other people also use a 50/200 zero but I'm not sure how common it is, but the logic is sound and it definitely works for 8 inch targets. (A man's chest or the boiler room of a deer)

[–] Battlefat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I’ve seen too many yahoos shoot the ceiling at 25 yds. You motherfuckers know who you are and you better be taking notes right now

[–] hels 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

To further OPs post and great reasoning on why we all need to sight our rifles -- Our eyes are not all the same. The number of people who need glasses (short or far distanced) should let you know that what is interpreted right/left is different too. You see those fetal alcohol syndrome kids whose eyes are right beside the nose? The major difference is dominant eye. 10% of people have their left eye as their dominant eye. If you aren't sure of your dominant eye find a point a few hundred yards away and put your hand repetitively over your right and then over your left eye. Back and forth. Whatever eye sees what both eyes see is your dominant eye.

[–] More_Bort [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I forgot to add the dominant eye test. I learned to make a pyramid with both hands and focus on something distant in the center of my vision, then bring my hands to my face while closing each eye. The dominant eye view is relatively unchanged, and the weak eye view is obscured by the hands as they approach the face.

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