How to Zero Bering Optics Thermal Scopes "In-One-Shot"
Zeroing your thermal scope is an essential step for accurate shooting. This guide will walk you through the "one-shot" zeroing process for Bering Optics Thermal Scopes, allowing you to achieve accuracy with minimal effort.
Step-by-Step Guide for "One-Shot" Zeroing:
- Gather the required materials: You'll need two thermal targets for this procedure. Bering Optics' Self-Adhesive Self-Heated Thermal Targets are the perfect choice. You can purchase them HERE.
- Set the scope magnification: Make sure your scope is on its native magnification (1x on the screen, with no zoom).
- Choose the correct rifle profile: Depending on your scope model, select the appropriate profile from G1, G2, G3, G4, or A, B, C, D.
- Prepare the target: Stick the first thermal target to the center of a paper target or cardboard sheet.
- Take the first shot: Shoot at the thermal target one time. You should be on paper, but not dead-on.
- Add the second thermal target: Unload your rifle properly, go down the range when it is safe, and stick the second thermal target on top of the bullet hole. Now when you are back at the bench, you should see two thermal targets.
- Access the zeroing menu: Press and hold the Menu button to go to the advanced menu and go to the zeroing sub-menu.
- Align the crosshair: Aim again at the first thermal target in the paper/cardboard center and use the front and back buttons to move your crosshair to the second thermal target covering your bullet hole. Brief-pressing the Menu button will switch between Left-Right and Up-Down. When you start moving the crosshair from its original position, this position will be marked with a white dot. Make sure that when you are aiming with this white dot at the first thermal target in the middle, the crosshair is aiming at the second thermal target which covers the bullet hole from the first shot. This will ensure that your rifle is in the same position as it was for the first shot since the white dot representing the original position of the crosshairs is aiming at the same point; and, in this position, the crosshair is now 'looking at' the bullet hole. Black Hot mode is recommended as the white dot will be visible much better on the black thermal target.
- Save the new crosshair position: Press and hold the Menu button to save the new position of the crosshair.
- Verify your "one-shot" zero: Now you achieved what hunters call this a one-shot zero, which is enough to kill a hog at 200 yards. However, for longer shots, it's essential to verify the accuracy of the first shot and that you made no mistakes moving the crosshair and saving its new position. Proceed to the next step for verification.
- Confirm the zero: Shoot at the first thermal target again at least three times, aiming at the same point. If the previous procedure was performed accurately, you should be dead-on now, or within 1 or 2 clicks from being dead-on from either side. Make this one or two-click adjustment if necessary. It is very important to remember that you should always move the crosshair towards the bullet hole to adjust. Let's say your shot is to the right of the dead-on, then you move the crosshair to the right. It is counterintuitive, but it is how thermal scopes work – when you move the crosshair to the right on the thermal scope screen, it will cause you to move your rifle to the left next time to aim at the target.
By following this step-by-step guide, you can effectively zero your Bering Optics Thermal Scope using the "one-shot-zero" method. This process will help you achieve accuracy in your shots while minimizing the time and effort required for zeroing. Always practice safe shooting habits and verify your zero before engaging in any shooting activities.
If you have any questions, need further assistance, or would like more information about Bering Optics Thermal Scopes and their features, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts is always ready to help and ensure you have the best possible experience with your thermal scope.