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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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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

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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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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not bad shooting.. i mean i cant keep from a little rapid fire. :D
but it does suck that one of my rifles hasnt made it out to a range longer than 25yrds. but what you gonna do sometimes you just got to shoot. hope to go soon though.
 

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Good stuff. The reason there are two different sizes apertures on the Ar 15/ M-16 is one is for daylight shooting and the largest for nighttime.
 

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Iron sights, 50 yds. Great job! Especially for 1st time out. Heck that's great for any time out. Enjoy
 

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50 yds=cqb he dead....
 

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Good stuff. The reason there are two different sizes apertures on the Ar 15/ M-16 is one is for daylight shooting and the largest for nighttime.

ACTUALLY, ONE is for less than 100 yards, and the other is for out past 100 yards (um, meters. but what the hell is a meter:rolleyes:).

the larger of the two for "quick" target acquisition, and the smaller is for "precision" targetting.

 
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