I wanted to share some targets I created to assist in zeroing an Aimpoint optic. I was always unsatisfied with using other targets to zero my Aimpoints as I felt as if I was guessing whether or not to dot was correctly centered over the target. I created these to address my concerns and they have worked quite well and definitely speed up the zeroing process. I also have shot tighter groups using these targets.
The targets are ‘calibrated’ for use at 50 yards to obtain the 50y/200m improved zero. This is also a plus as Aimpoint optics are completely parallax free at 50 yards and greater.
The target consists of (all sizes scaled for 50 yards):
I originally made these with a green dot to contrast against the red of the optic without similar colors 'bleeding' together. This worked well for me, but I had some friends who preferred a red dot on the target. Both are included, so use the one that works best for your eyes.
- 1 MOA center ‘zero’ dot
- 2 or 4 MOA colored dot in either red or green that will correspond to the size of the optic’s dot at the intended range
- Larger black ring to assist in centering the optic’s dot over the center of the target.
- Bold gray cross-hairs to assist in centering the reticule on the target.
- Grid lines with click adjustment references and adjustment dial references
When the target is correctly placed at 50 yards, the optics dot will completely cover the colored portion of the corresponding target. The black ring will assist in correctly centering the optic over the target for a near perfect hold (depending on if you do your part). Just shoot your groups and use the adjustment references to quickly move your point of impact.
50 Yard Zero Targets
Download the targets in .pdf format HERE
Just make sure your printer scaling is set to NONE and you should be good to go.
25 yard adjusted targets for a 50/200 zero
I worked up some 25 yard targets that will give you a 50/200 yard zero when used properly when you only have access to a shorter range. These were made to work with standard AR sight height (2.6" - 2.8" over the bore) using 55 / 62g bullet trajectories, but should get you there for those using heavier grain bullets.
Be careful to keep the optic dot centered within the optic itself as much as possible when zeroing at this range as it is not entirely parallax free at 25 yards.
- Place the target at 25 yards.
- Fire your group. (Your point of aim should be at the colored / bold outlined portion of the target.)
- Adjust the point of impact to the GRAY DOT in the middle of the target. (If you follow the adjustment grid it will get you there.)
- The math works out to give you a 50/200 yard zero.
25 Yard Target Examples:
The Aimpoint 25 yard - 50/200 yard zero target in .pdf can be downloaded HERE
25 yard targets for a 100 yard zero
The 25 yard - 100 yard zero target in .pdf can be downloaded HERE