At what distance do you zero your AR?

At what distance do you zero your AR?

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    At what distance do you zero your AR?

    Recently I switched my AR-15 from an Eotech red dot to an Aimpoint T2. I've read any number of different recommendations regarding what distance to use for your zero. It seems to me that most people recommend zeroing at 50 yards. I understand the rationale for that, but when I went to try to do it the other day, the red dot covered almost 3/4 of the target I was using, which has an 8 inch diameter. My results were all on target, but obviously not what I would achieve with a magnified optic.

    My next trip to the range, I figure I will end up zeroing at 25 yards, which while it won't give me the 200 yard range I would achieve with a 50 yard zero, it will take me out to 300 yards. I have a chronograph and the Ballistic app so I can figure this out exactly, but I am curious as to what other people are doing these days.
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    I do 25.
    I consider my 15 a CQB weapon.
    My Ar10 is zeroed at 100

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    My iron sights are dialed in for 25 yds. I'm in a suburban setting where the houses are close together. If I were hunting with it, I'd dial it for 100 yds.
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    50. Perfect range for shooting onions stuck on top of a target stick.
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    My Colt and Stag AR-15s in 5.56X45mm NATO and Alexander Arms AR-15 in .50 Beowulf are zeroed at 100 yards with iron sights. My scoped AR-10 and iron sight M1A in 7.62X51mm NATO are zeroed at 200 yards. My iron sight lever-action rifles in .30-30, .45 Colt, and .44 magnum are zeroed at 100 yards.
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    I like 50 yards the best. To me that provides the best trajectory.
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    Zeroed at 200. That means I'm also zeroed at 50. If coyotes show up much closer, I'll have to aim high.

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    Raven,
    Do you like the Aimpoint?
    I have the Eotech on my 15 and like it with my co witness iron sights.
    But have not tried anything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Raven,
    Do you like the Aimpoint?
    I have the Eotech on my 15 and like it with my co witness iron sights.
    But have not tried anything else
    I looked at the Aimpoint when I first bought my AR eight years ago and at the time, the Eotech seemed to make more sense to me. When I set up my MPX I decided to give an Aimpoint a try and I liked it a lot. I think they are both good optics, but the feature I like a lot about the Aimpoint is the battery life. They just keep going and going and going....
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    Always 50. It would be hard to change, it's become muscle memory to aim high at close targets now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    I do 25.
    I consider my 15 a CQB weapon.
    My Ar10 is zeroed at 100
    Same here. My Eotech and the irons are sighted for 25 yds
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    I zeroed my AR pistol, using a RDS, is set at 25 yards. My carbine, with a Vortex variable power scope with a BDC reticle, is set at the recommended 50/200 yards,
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    Maximum Point Blank Range (MPBR).
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    S&W MP 15 .223/5.56 and a cheap ass Tasco 3x9 zeroed in at 100YRDS. Now reaching out to 500YRDS. You don`t have to spend Big Money to get good results!. Just know what you`re buying...over 1,000rnds through the gun and still on target. Always Strip,Clean and Lube after every session...works!.
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    I voted 50 yards, as the gun that gets the most time in my hands, is my AR pistol. The M-4, with 16" barrel is set for 100 yards.
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