Zero for 50 and 200 Yards From Just 10.

    Like many of our readers, I am now limited to my closest ranges being indoor. Drives me nuts when I have to zero a rifle for 3-gun and the longest range I can get too quickly is a scant 15 yards. (I can drive 45 minutes to some good long-ranges, but getting at least three hours free can be difficult).

    Jerking the Trigger posted up a quick target that allows us city-slickers to use available resources to our advantage. A quick copy of the original article is below and you can link to it directly by clicking here. 

    To print the target, click the last link and be sure to follow the instructions on printing. As always, make sure to calculate the differences in clicks in your optics for the shorter range. To move 1″ with a 1/2 MOA click at 10 yards, you will need 20 clicks and so on…

    You may remember Frank Proctor’s method for achieving a 50/200 yard zero at 10 yards with your AR-15 that was mentioned here a few months ago. I have been putting it to good use. It is a very fast way to zero which is very convenient for me since many carbines are in a constant state of flux as I try various items for review.

    I have used the method so much that I created a target for my own use to support the process. It is a simple target with a 1.9″ grid and two dots. The black represents your point of aim. The gray dot is 1.9″ below your point of aim (POA) and represents your point of impact (POI). This makes it easy to achieve the POA/POI relationship necessary to achieve the 50/200 yard zero at 10 yards.

    I highly recommend that you review Frank Proctor’s video on this zeroing method and my brief comments on how it worked for me before attempting it. It is a simple method but there are some caveats you will want to keep in mind.

    You can click here to access the PDF. Be sure to print at “actual size”.

    My thanks to Matt at JTT for posting up this wonderful little target!

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.