THIS.......has been a real problem at our martin county range too. Mostly by new AR shooters who do know anything about the rifle and and how to sight it in.....baffles being hit constantly......zeroing MUST be done on the 25 yd zeroing section on the 50yd line. Plus we got rid of the wood baffles for angled steel......nothing between those and the 50 and 100 yd lines.......We found out one of the reasons for this is, IMHO. According to the RSO at the 50/100 yard range, they [currently] don't allow .223/5.56 or higher caliber rifles on the 25/50 yard "rifle" range; they allow pistol caliber carbines only. . .WTH? I say currently because that RSO said he was trying to get that changed. So apparently, people that have minimal knowledge and experience sighting in a rifle period, much less an AR platform rifle, come to the range and can only sight in an AR on the 50/100 yard range. That should be ok for people that know what they're doing and sighting in typical long range rifles by even "bore sighting" visually should get one on paper. However, a lot of people that don't really know how to sight in a rifle period buy an AR platform rifle with no iron sights at all and slap an optic on it thinking they'll be close, but often aren't and can understand why! Even those that do have factory irons, unless they've done their homework and know how to achieve "mechanical zero" on an AR rifle, they'll still have a hard time. Finally, even if one knows what they're doing and wants to sight in a 5.56 caliber AR for a "first zero" of 25 yards, apparently they can't right now at this facility.
I agree with both of you on that......falling behind on my prone body work......benches have angles you just cant remove and i find myself constantly trying to position myself and the rifle in the best position possible but find myself constantly having to readjust the rifle following a shot. Prone you can get straighter angles.....a good reminder for me to keep working on by extension exercisesConcur with everything racer points out here, and I've had three more trips around the Sun than he! 🤠
I have always been able to bore-sight on the 100 yard range - and get on paper with the first shot. It's really not that hard. And, there are tons of Youtube videos on how to do it.zeroing MUST be done on the 25 yd zeroing section on the 50yd line.
Next time we go. Promise.Get yer a$$ qualified, so you can shoot with us on the big boy range.
Racer can be sensitive to recoil sometimes. (It's a 32 Auto).
LOL! Yeah... I've never seen a live round stove-pipe. It takes a special kind of limp-wristing to do that! Didn't you get a close-up photo of that, too?Also, we took a vote and agreed that Racer DOES NOT in fact need another watch, so check eBay early and often.