posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 10:41 PM
I just wanted to add in my two cents because I somewhat disagree with what you are teaching. The thing with zeroing , it all comes down to about 3
things(I'm just writing this off the top of my head) Trigger squeeze, breathing, and keeping your same sight picture(which I think is most
As everyone has there "own way" of lining up the sights I think its best to stress to keep that same sight picture and how to do that. With the
M4a1(ar15 or m-16) iron sights I find the easier way to keep the same sight picture is to lightly place your nose on the charging handle(just barely
touching it) not too much because it will pop you in the nose and this can result in a bloody nose(personal experience lol). you shouldn't worry
about where the middle prong of the 3 pronged fork is. if its flushed with the other two prongs that is ok, but it shouldnt go higher(don't quote me
on that), if its lower that is ok too.
Sorry if this is getting a little confusing just wanted to point out some things. Also when it comes to zeroing and even regular shooting, you should
remember to blink in between shots(if you dont it will result in a blurred sight picture), and take breaths accordingly. oh almost forgot when zeroing
you want to be in the most stable position you can be(prone supported), but really I can't tell you exactly what the position you need to be in
because it all comes down to whatever is comfortable to you. Also a good thing to practice between shots with target shooting is to lose your sight
picture then gain it again, this should tell you if you are doing a good job at keeping the same sight picture, if your shooting all over the place
then you are doing something wrong.
"squeeze don't pull" I'm sure everyone has heard that before, but I find you get the less "pull" from using your finger tip, some people like to
wrap there finger around the trigger I find this to cause more pull(usually to the left for right handed people) and your bullets will land left and
right of where you want it to go. DONT JERK THE TRIGGER
good breathing techniques are important also, especially in the prone position. if your taking a deep breath in, while shooting, this will cause you
to naturally shoot higher, deep breath out the opposite and will cause you to shoot lower.(again don't quote me on this, but basically it will mess
up your shot) that is why it is best to breath out(not all the air like you are trying to sufficate yourself)then take a shot, breath in, breath out,
shoot, breath in breath out, shoot, and so on.
hope this isn't complicated but these are the basics I was taught in the Infantry. but really it all comes down to what works for YOU.