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Posted: 11/17/2012 4:25:20 AM EST
Just got a new Aimpoint Micro with a Larue tall mount, and it takes the place of an Aimpoint PRO on my rifle. I had no problems with zeroing the Pro, but after mounting the T-1 and boresighting it with a laser, I am at the limits of adjustment for elevation just to get it to line up with the dot the laser is creating. My PRO was no where near fully extended on the same rifle. Is this a common thing? I would have thought I could expect similar adjustments with this one, since I've never had reason to think my upper was out of adjustment in any way. Thoughts?
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 5:42:27 AM EST
What distance?
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 5:46:04 AM EST
This is still at about 20-25 yards (the longest point to point span inside my house). I'm only hoping to sight it in accurately at between 50-100, so it shouldn't be that much different than where I'm at now. Problem is, I have no more elevation adjustment left moving downward, which scares me since any longer distances would likely be more in that direction.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 6:01:58 AM EST
I wouldn't try to match the Aimpoint reticle to the laser's dot at 20-25 yds, especially out of the LT Tall mount. You'll still have a gap between the two if sighted for 100 yds.
Link Posted: 11/17/2012 6:04:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/17/2012 6:04:58 AM EST by gotfish]
Ok...thanks. I have to wait until after deer season ends here to re-gain use of the land that I shoot on (it's being used by hunters now). I'll hold off on any worries until I get a chance to stretch it out a little. Thanks again!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:30:02 AM EST
Try a 50 yard zero. No more than 2.5" low up close (inside 50 yards), 1.5" high at 100, on again at 200 and 8" low at 300. If you have iron sights on your rifle, zero your irons first and then move the dot to the top of your front sight post (while lining up your iron sights - looking through rear peep) and then shoot the dot to confirm/fine tune zero.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:03:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 3:06:09 AM EST by eracer]

Originally Posted By soonerman:
I wouldn't try to match the Aimpoint reticle to the laser's dot at 20-25 yds, especially out of the LT Tall mount. You'll still have a gap between the two if sighted for 100 yds.

True. I learned that shooting Action Rifle, where we had shots from 10 feet to 200 yards. You need to zero your optic at a particular distance, then learn how high your hold needs to be at short range.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:24:46 AM EST
Gotfish, this thread may be relevant to your interests.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_18/529846_Sight_in_targets_for_25_50_yards_designed_for_Aimpoint_sights.html&page=1
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:48:46 AM EST
Thanks! I will check that out.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:49:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By gotfish:
This is still at about 20-25 yards (the longest point to point span inside my house). I'm only hoping to sight it in accurately at between 50-100, so it shouldn't be that much different than where I'm at now. Problem is, I have no more elevation adjustment left moving downward, which scares me since any longer distances would likely be more in that direction.


Zeroing at longer distances requires less adjustment than 20-25 yards.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:03:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 11:10:37 AM EST
Zero at 100 meters.

Out of a 16" carbine at ranges out to 200 meters, the hits will be +/- ~2.5" anywhere in between.
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