M4 Carbine - 25 Meter Zeroing Target
Zero target data for the M4 Carbine: (OHMR FORM 2444-B)
1) Rotate rear sight elevation knob to the 8/3 setting for zeroing at 25 meters.
2) Aim at the target center. Adjust the sights to move the shot group center as close as possible to the white dot in the center of the target.
3) After completion of the 25 Meter zero, the weapon will be zeroed for 300 meters.
Note: This target is also commonly used to zero AR-15 pattern rifles.
Comments from Users
What size paper should I print this on? Should i print it on 8x11, 8x14 or 11x17?
TwitcH91F on February 12, 2016
The 8/3 setting applies to the standard M4 that came with the detachable carry handle with built in rear sight. This setting is not available on the BUIS included on the M4 A1. Instead set your rear sight to the horizontal line under the 300m setting on your BUIS.This is a "mechanical zero" and should never reay be adjusted its much more efficient to implement Kentucky windage for closer targets.
Army Specialist on September 3, 2015
8/3+1 is to compensate for the bullets flight path for such short range
Tony on July 19, 2015
UUUhhhh..... You don't click the elevation dial to 8/3 on an M4... as there IS no 8/3 on an M4...
Kevin O'Day on December 15, 2014
See if you can hit what you're aiming at!
Flipper on August 16, 2014
I'm late on answering this. For anyone wondering. The extra click is definitely for mechanical zero. The front sight post should be flush.
john s on February 20, 2014
retired 18 series Army guy. Zeroed hundreds of weapons. This target sheet was pretty much spot on....zeroed in 6 rounds, confirmed with another three....this one works well.
Marks on January 28, 2014
Mine say 6/3 rather than 8/3 so what do I need to do to adjust
Jack Black Smith (SASS) on January 2, 2014
I've seen these offered on 8.5x11 sheets. That seems to be a bit small for a 25 meter target. Is that the actual size?? Or, is the real target a different size?
guy in need of education on November 7, 2013
I keep reading "sight should be one click past 8/3" what is 8/3?
Army Master Gunner on June 28, 2013
The purpose for adjusting the rear sight elevation knob to the "8/3" is because of the zero distance of 25m's. If you were conducting the zero at 300 meters you wouldn't do that step. At 25m the round has not yet moved the through trajectory to strike the target center mass of 300m, so you account for it with the rear sight adjustment and that's why you have to move it back at completion. These instructions are for iron sights only as the point of impact (POI) for optical sights will vary. For example the close combat optic (CCO) or red dot is basically 1 block below the center POI for iron sight. Next, "mechanical zero" is only necessary when the weapon is questionable, new assigned to a military unit, or weapon has been serviced/worked on. When standard zeroing procedures are followed, a properly zeroed weapon for one person is close to the zero for another person for that specific rifle. It's usually differences in fundamentals applied among individual shooters that cause the variations in a zero for the same rifle. Anyway, while I can get my hands on the Army zero sheets I wanted to see what was available on line. This sheet was pretty accurate.
ma1ssa on June 24, 2013
Rudy Longoria on January 16, 2013
Best target ever for sighting in my 5.56 M-4 ,thanks guys. email@example.com
Anonymous on January 13, 2013
I think the "one click past" is considered the mechanical zero? So setting it past 8/3 one click and then putting it back later is not needed unless your going to be making adjustments while shooting with it. --Something that I've rarely ever seen people do because of the likelihood you'll forget that the windage has been adjusted.
Pancho on January 12, 2013
I think there might be an error in the first, and third step of your instructions. Seems that this same printable M4 Carbine - 25 Meter Zeroing Target on other websites state as step #1 the rear sight should be elevated "one click past" 8/3, and at step #3, the rear elevation is then "turned back one click to 8/3" for a 300m zero. What do you think ? Pancho25@rcn.com
Tattude74 on November 14, 2012
This is PERFECT...I can't believe this is available! It is funny though because Army and Marine vary slightly. 25 meter zeroing for Army and Police and 33 meter for Marine and private sniper training? EITHER one works though, for hitting a golf ball at 25/33 or 300 when done correctly.
Sarge40 on August 25, 2012
Excellent target. We use this one for patrol rifle class and for sighting department weapons.
Sarge 40 on August 25, 2012
We use this target to train new recruits on sighting AR-15 platform patrol rifles.
The Enforcer on July 16, 2011
Could not find this target anywhere in San Angelo, Texas. Even at the gun stores where they sell AR15 and M4 weapons. This target is the real deal!