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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/21/2005 4:18:46 PM EDT
I had mine (OTAL) sighted in at 100 meters, but I wanted to see where other people had their's ranged?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:53:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 12:02:57 AM EDT
Got mine at 30m, which is close 25yards. Personally, I see the laser as a short range aid, hence the zero at 30m.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:23:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:08:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 3:11:40 PM EDT by Tack]

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By Rossi:
Got mine at 30m, which is close 25yards. Personally, I see the laser as a short range aid, hence the zero at 30m.





Agree.


C4



I think it's even a shorter range aid than that. I sight mine in at 7 meters which is the longest distance from wall to wall in my home. I need to know that I can hit a head shot in a hostage situation if needed. Because any laser is not going to be "True to Bore", there will be some "Hold Off" compromise either Horizontal, Vertical, or both as the distance increases. If I zero at 25 yards, I find that the "Hold" for a head shot at 7 yards is somewhere in the "Chin Zone" and I don't want to have to think about that type of "Hold Off" when the bullets are about ready to fly.

Just my .02 cents worth.

BTW Grant....I'm starting to get the itch for either an OTAL or ITAL with the LaRue mount. God help me!

Tack
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:14:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:59:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tack:

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By Rossi:
Got mine at 30m, which is close 25yards. Personally, I see the laser as a short range aid, hence the zero at 30m.




Agree.

C4



I think it's even a shorter range aid than that. I sight mine in at 7 meters which is the longest distance from wall to wall in my home. I need to know that I can hit a head shot in a hostage situation if needed. Because any laser is not going to be "True to Bore", there will be some "Hold Off" compromise either Horizontal, Vertical, or both as the distance increases. If I zero at 25 yards, I find that the "Hold" for a head shot at 7 yards is somewhere in the "Chin Zone" and I don't want to have to think about that type of "Hold Off" when the bullets are about ready to fly.

Just my .02 cents worth.

BTW Grant....I'm starting to get the itch for either an OTAL or ITAL with the LaRue mount. God help me!

Tack



I sighted the 12Ga shotgun to 7ish meters range. I do not plan to engage anything with the rifle (AR10) inside my house. Overkill, and not so effective as the shotgun. My 2c.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 8:33:55 PM EDT
The army says that if your IR laser is off set one inch to the side and up one inch, that point of impact should be the one inch to the side of the dot, and one inch down.

They even make a zero target that has the points of aim/impact for various lasers mounted in various positions. At any range, in any condition, it will always be the same. Granted, with Milspec IR lasers they will be engaging targets at ranges exceeding 30 meters.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:58:29 PM EDT
I kind of do the same thing as the miltary target. I like to have the laser zero'ed for about 6 yards, because the main reason i have it is for "in the house" scenarios. However, as this zeroing sucks for outdoor use, i had to seek a quick return to my 6 yard zero. Adjusting for outdoor use is easy, line up your laser with your red dot sight at whatever distance you want, and have fun. When your ready to put it away for the night, you step off your seven yards, line the red dot up with one dot on the target, and the laser with the other dot, and your done, no shots needed. Everyone's target will look different depending on what laser you are running and where it's at, but it's a quick, ammo saving technique that works everytime. I keep my target behind the foam in my gun case.
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