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Old 02-03-2008, 10:17 PM   #1
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Hi all, I was able to get to the range today, with my new Bushmaster M4 'Post Ban' with the A2 Carry Handle. I shot at 50 yds with iron sights, using the larger apeture. One of the range officers recommended placing my head much closer to the rear sight(with nose almost touching charging handle) I don't know which technique is correct(being new to the AR15) . Using his technique, which was a bit uncomfortable at first, I was a little more accurate.






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Old 02-03-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
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[QUOTE=sbninja;15502]Hi all, I was able to get to the range today, with my new Bushmaster M4 'Post Ban' with the A2 Carry Handle. I shot at 50 yds with iron sights, using the larger apeture. One of the range officers recommended placing my head much closer to the rear sight(with nose almost touching charging handle) I don't know which technique is correct(being new to the AR15) . Using his technique, which was a bit uncomfortable at first, I was a little more accurate.
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Congrats on the new weapon. Your range officer was right, but you should put the tip of your nose on the rear edge of the charging handle every time. You will build memory and will ensure you get as close to the same sight picture each time. You should also be using hte small aperture for target shooting, the large aperture is too large if you are trying to shoot accurately and is the improper one for zero. You can pull the M16/M4 marksmanship FM off the web, the procedure for zeroing is detailed and will give you some insight into the capabilities and limitations of your new rifle. I am sure there are sites as well where you can download and print M4 25 meter zero targets as well. Get her properly zeroed first then enjoy.
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50 a lil close, lets see a 100 yard target or better

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50 a lil close, lets see a 100 yard target or better

Easy........ This was my first time out with this gun, I had to at least sight it in first First, I want to get firm with the proper sighting technique, then practice so i'm shooting much tighter groups at 50 yds........then we'll see about 100 yards.
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I used to put the cartilage in the tip of my nose into the V formed by the charging handle and stock. It ensures that you have the same cheek weld every time.

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I'm so out of practice, I'd hate to see what my first time out would be with one of those. Oh, my indian name is "Liver is shot." ;P

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Nice rifle! I love ary surplus ammo boxes.

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Looks good, congrats!!

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nice! I have the same rifle, but with the Mini Y-Comp muzzle brake....it's loud as hell.

Now it's time to dump a bunch of money into it.

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Man, I love those black targets with the green underneath them!



Top one iron sights (sighted then rapid fired).

Bottom Red dot (sighted then rapid fired)

Side one just goofing off with the two carry handles I have. Apparently to get them sighted correctly I am going to hav eto damn near bottom out the front sight. Didn't feel like resighting in the Red dot and the BUIS to sight in for two carry handles I don't plan on using with this rifle.

I also used 55yrds for the Improved Battlefield Zero setting. Can't remember where I heard to use 50-55yrds, but I alo set mine a little high on the target at 55yrds.

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