Originally Posted by JimRau
I use a bore sight when I install a scope but still fire my first shot at 25 to make sure I am close enough to be be on paper at 100 to keep from wasting ammo.
Just some advise from an old fart who has found it is better to do this to start with rather than come back to it latter in the process!
I agree - There are few things as humbling as "coming back to it later in the process."
Not sure but I think this 3 Shot zero is a Military thing. All gun sights are brought to "Mechanical Zero" then the trooper fires one 3 shot group to see where the gun is shooting. Once known - it's a just a matter of adjusting the sights (POA=POI). In Theory, a good shooter can be on Tgt after only ONE - 3 shot group.
However, EVERYONE always seems to fire a confirmation/fine tuning group. Scores are very competitive, enlisted get promotion points based on their performance.
So I suppose in "Wonderland" - everyone is sighted in w 3 and qualifies "Expert" on their first try.