City Slickers Pay Attention: Zero for 50/200 Yards at 10

    While we have posted a few targets in the past, I am always keen to share the goodies with you all for when a trip out to the country is not in the cards. Matt from JerkingTheTrigger created a great little target based on Frank Proctor’s methods to assist with setting up a firearm for a 50 yard zero when you only have 10 to spare.

    For those wanting to use the target, head on over to JTT and download the PDF. 

    Description from JTT:

    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 dot 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 rough 50/200 yard zero at 10 yards.

    Of course, it is best to refine your zero at distances greater than 10 yards. You should always check your zero at the actual zero distance when possible but this will get you close. I should also note that this is somewhat dependent on the weight of your optic. 1.9″ should get you close for the typical height over bore of an AR-15 optic.

    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.

    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.