Efficient One-Shot Zeroing for Thermal Clip-On Attachment: A Step-by-Step Guide
In this guide, we will provide a comprehensive, step-by-step tutorial on efficiently zeroing a Thermal Clip-on Attachment using the "one-shot" zeroing method. The procedure outlined below is designed to help you achieve precise alignment between your daytime scope and your Thermal Clip-on Attachment with minimal efforts.
- Obtain a pack with a pair of hand warmers to use as two thermal targets required for this procedure.
- Ensure that your clip-on is on its native magnification (no zoom). You can zoom in with your daytime scope.
- Tape the first thermal target (hand warmer) in the middle of a paper target or cardboard sheet.
- Shoot at the thermal target one time. You should be on paper at 50 yards, but not dead-on.
- Unload your rifle properly, go down the range when it is safe, and tape a second thermal target on top of the bullet hole. Now, when you are back at the bench, you should see two thermal targets.
- Press and hold the Menu button to access the advanced menu.
- Ensure that you are zeroing the clip-on for the correct profile (G1, G2, G3, G4) and go to the zeroing sub-menu.
- Aim again at the first thermal target in the paper/cardboard center. Hold the rifle in the same position as for the first shot, aiming at the first hand warmer in the center of the paper target. Using the front and back buttons, move the screen of the clip-on attachment until the hand warmer covering the bullet hole aligns with your daytime scope crosshair, while the rifle is in the same position as it was for the first shot (a bench rest would help). In this position, the crosshair of your daytime scope is now 'looking at' the bullet hole.
- Press and hold the Menu button to save the new position of the crosshair.
- This is what hunters call a one-shot zero, which is enough to kill a hog at 200 yards. However, for longer shots, you have to verify that the first shot was not a flyer and that you made no mistakes moving the screen and saving its new position. To do this, please proceed with one more step.
- Shoot at the first thermal target again at least three times, aiming at the same point. If for the previous procedure you used bench rest and performed the procedure accurately, you should be dead-on now, or within one click from being dead-on from either side. Please do not make clicks on your daytime scope. Instead, move the screen of the clip-on a bit more to make this one-click adjustment if necessary. Your daytime scope zero should stay unchanged, and your clip-on zero should correspond to it.
In conclusion, by following this comprehensive step-by-step tutorial on efficiently zeroing your Thermal Clip-On Attachment using the "one-shot" zeroing method, you have now achieved precise alignment between your daytime scope and the Clip-On. You can now remove the Thermal Clip-on Attachment and reattach it to your daytime scope whenever needed, and it will maintain its zero. This flexibility allows you to easily adapt to night shooting conditions and maximizing the effectiveness of your rifle. Happy hunting!