If you have an AR-15, then you need to zero it.
One of the most popular “Battle sight” zeros for the AR-15 is the 50/200. Which essentially means you zero at 50 yards and your bullet will hit the same point of aim at 200 yards. And with this 50/200 zero when you aim dead center on a target, from the muzzle to 250 yards or so your bullet will only be “off” either high or low about 2 inches.
Past 250 yards you might have to start aiming higher, but anything within 250 yards you just aim in on the target and press the trigger and you have a good hit.
Here’s a way to zero your AR-15 for both 50 and 200 yards at just 10 yards
How to zero for 50 and 200 yards with Frank Proctor
Meet Frank Proctor …
Frank spent his last 11 years in the military n US Army Special Forces. He trained DOD personnel in Combat Marksmanship, Close Quarters Battle, Breaching and Sniper/Observer Operations in addition to deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.
He also earned the rank of Grand Master in Limited division of USPSA and Master in IDPA Stock Service Pistol. In other words, the guy can shoot and has proven it as a Special Forces Operator and Competitive Shooter.
In the video below Frank gives a quick rundown of why he uses the 50/200 yard zero and how he manages to get this zero quickly at just 10 yards:
If you’re going to zero at 10 yards, then confirm your zero if possible. In other words, it SHOULD be on at 50 yards. See if it is. Adjust as necessary.
If you have access to a 200 yard range you can try confirming there too (I don’t have access to that long of a range at the moment).
Either way, because you’re zeroing so close — at just 10 yards — make sure you’re extra careful about getting those bullet holes touching because any bit that you are “off” at 10 yards will be magnified at 50, 75, 100 yards, etc
Try this battle sight zero out and let me know what you think?