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July 21, 2012, 06:07 PM
Hello Folks,

I am going to the range in a couple of days to fire my AR-15 for the first time since it has been fixed and I plan on getting the following things done:

1. Getting my iron sights ''zeroed" in
2. Mounting my red-dot scope and also getting that sighted in

Plan is to have the rifle "overall" sighted/zeroed in at 100yards, with the iron and red-dot. Any suggestions/advice to keep in mind before I go? From what I remember roughly 27yard zero translates into 100 yards when shooting with iron at targets, is this pretty close? Thanks,

July 21, 2012, 06:37 PM
A 27yd zero translates into about a 300yd zero and about 5.25" high at 100yds. I prefer a 50yd zero because you are never more than about 1.5" above or below the line of sight out to about 200yds.

July 22, 2012, 12:32 AM
I also like the 50 yard zero because of the flat trajectory which I think it around +/- 2.5" from 0-230 yards.

I would first zero the irons then lollipop the red dot on the front sight to get it close then zero it.

July 22, 2012, 02:51 PM

July 22, 2012, 08:31 PM
don't forget your front site tools and your wrenches for you base and shoot the actual distance in question because estimates are just that

July 22, 2012, 08:47 PM
Revised Improved Battlesight Zero

July 22, 2012, 09:23 PM
Put the upper on sand bags and bore site the irons and red-dot at 25 yards or so before you go. That way you should at least be on paper when you start.