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Mastering the AR-15: Hitting the Target at 50 Yards

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October 24, 2016
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Frank Proctor of Way of the Gun performance shooting saves time at the range by using a 50-yard zero that he gets while only 10 yards away from the target. To do this, he utilizes a predetermined offset that he calculated using modeling software.He found out that the best zero for him to point the rifle at any distance and have effective hits on target was 50 meters. As you might know, a 50 yard zero is effectively the same as a 200 meter one due to how the bullet travels.Zeroing your AR-15 at 200 yards is probably not very practical, though; you'd have to be able to accurately see your target at 200 yards and hold the rifle still enough to make a decent group. Plus, if your sights were off even a little bit, a 200 yard group wouldn't even show up on your paper to begin with.


So Frank uses a 50-yard zero. But it's still pretty difficult to get a very good zero at 50 yards; it's hard to aim small enough and see small enough to make a great group.In order to make the process easier, Frank figured out where the bullet would be at 10 yards with a 50-yard zero: the point of impact would be 1.9" below the point of aim.Check out the rest of the video to find out how to save time at the range when zeroing your AR-15.

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