The thrill of buying and setting up a new rifle can be rather exciting. Whether it is put together piece by piece or fresh from the factory. It is all the same to get that ‘new’ feeling when you finally get your hands on it. Now… part of the experience is to choose and zero in your optic.
Now most of the optics that I’ve zero’d have very easily identifiable adjustment turrets which are marked as simple as possible. Generally windage and elevation will have an arrow turning in a direction to let you know when to go UP or RIGHT. Obviously to go DOWN or LEFT necessitates that shooter to turn the turrets the other direction.
I thought I was going to attend a Rifles Course this weekend, but it didn’t work out. The best part of prep for this class was making sure that my primary and secondary rifles were zero’d. Almost borderline obsessively making sure that my rounds were landing exactly where I thought they should actually ended up not only being satisfying at the end but also therapeutic.
To bring this all home… look at the target below. That’s 100 Rounds all in that concentrated area. For those who don’t know, I usually use 1 large paper target, then apply a splatter target/sticker over the area that I’m trying to shoot.
I’m looking forward to the next time I sign up for the class and have to check the zero on my rifles. You should too.