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Posted: 5/1/2004 10:13:05 AM EST
I've been working up some home brewed NATO spec 75-75 grain stuff and want to find a better target to use for 100 and 200 meter accuracy work. My 47-2 has the 2x amber triagle. I realize the top of the triagle is akin to 0 MOA but......I'd like to find an aiming point on some target which will make it easier for me to factor out the aiming error I might be occuring with the 2x picture I'm getting. My current target is a 6" solid black bullesye with a 1" square in the middle.

At 200 meters the 1" aiming square is too small for the 2x and at 100 meters the 6" black bull is too big. Any favorites targets and why would be appreciated.

Big Al
Link Posted: 5/1/2004 6:48:45 PM EST
Full-sized silhouettes as you should practice as close to possible to the real thing. I?ll also use a 15? square rifle gong to simulate the center of mass of a normal sized male. I only start my day with a known distance to zero the weapon and then move back from there to random distances out to four or five hundred yards.
Link Posted: 5/1/2004 10:18:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/1/2004 10:20:33 PM EST by Troy]
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 6:52:09 AM EST

I tried it and it printed 3.6" across the bottom of the traingle and 4.65" across the bottom the black square. Does that sound about right? I'm thinking it's a bit small for 200, maybe even for 100.

Big Al
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 9:49:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/2/2004 10:04:21 AM EST by Troy]
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 10:10:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/2/2004 10:35:10 AM EST

Perfect! Now that's a target to be saved into my HP Photo editor and printed. I was able to print 1 target per 8-1/2" x 11" plain sheet of white paper with the bottom of the triangle spanning 7.5".

Thanks much!

Big Al
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:07:50 AM EST

I'm at work. Just pinned 4 of the targets up at a lasered range of 103, 146, 191 and 236 yards respectively, before the parking lot got too busy. These are the light posts out in my offices parking lot. From within my office I set up my ACOG 47-2 mounted upper reciever and rigged a support to hold the reciever steady on my desk. I used Bushnell Laser range finder to verify the range.

It fit quite easily with the first two with several inches on each side. The 191 yd fit was a closer fit with about 1" on each side between the amber and black triangles and best as I could tell a near perfit fit for the 236 yd target.

Again, thanks for a wonderful target.

Big Al
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 10:37:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 2:49:46 PM EST
Printed the 2nd one. I'm hoping to get to the range for some more accuracy work on Friday.

Big Al
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 10:33:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 4:09:22 AM EST

The ACOG target worked absolutely wonderful. I'd like to think it was the load that allowed me to shrink my groups but it may have been your great target. Or both!

Thanks bunches!

Big Al
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