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LAKings22
10-07-2012, 8:46 PM
I picked up a Eotech Magnifer few months ago and finally had the chance to use it today. I zeroed it @ 25 yards without using the Magnifer and hit 6 shots in the bullseye. When I use my Magnifer @ 25 yards I hit aprox 1/2" to 1" to the left and up.

Should I zero in the Eotech while magnified @ 25 yards? Can anyone please tell me the right way to zero it in with a Magnifer and @ how many yards?

SuperSet
10-07-2012, 8:54 PM
Here's how I do it:
1. Initial zero at 50y without magnifier
2. Center the reticule within the magnifier using the internal magnifier adjustments.
3. Zero again with magnifier at 200y. I only do this because I have the BDC (bullet drop) model. If you have the regular EOTech, a 50y zero will work.

LAKings22
10-07-2012, 9:28 PM
Here's how I do it:
1. Initial zero at 50y without magnifier
2. Center the reticule within the magnifier using the internal magnifier adjustments.
3. Zero again with magnifier at 200y. I only do this because I have the BDC (bullet drop) model. If you have the regular EOTech, a 50y zero will work.

Ill give that a try next week. I have the EOtech 557 (4 dots) if that helps

SuperSet
10-07-2012, 9:35 PM
Gotcha. The 557 is one of the BDC models so where you zero will matter. Here are the subtensions:

http://www.eotech-inc.com/images/product/sm%20M-4%20reticle%20MOA%20outline.JPG

When I zero mine for 200y, my drops are 200y, 350y, 450y and 550y. For 50y, it'll be pretty close: 50y, 360y, 460y, and 560y. This is assuming 55gr at 2775fps (14.5" barrel).

LAKings22
10-08-2012, 2:09 AM
Gotcha. The 557 is one of the BDC models so where you zero will matter. Here are the subtensions:

http://www.eotech-inc.com/images/product/sm%20M-4%20reticle%20MOA%20outline.JPG

When I zero mine for 200y, my drops are 200y, 350y, 450y and 550y. For 50y, it'll be pretty close: 50y, 360y, 460y, and 560y. This is assuming 55gr at 2775fps (14.5" barrel).

Yup 55gr ammo. Barrel is 16" thank you for help. Next week ill go alone and get it done. Today was kind of hard, I tried to rush it because couple of people with me wanted to shoot and it was kind of frustrating.

SuperSet
10-08-2012, 11:35 AM
Ok, a 16" barrel will have more velocity so you won't have as much bullet drop. If you're chrono'ing 2900fps, your bullet drops are likely:

50Y, 385Y, 485Y, 585Y

As always, hit the range and verify.

negolien
10-08-2012, 1:34 PM
Won't it be off when not magnified then?

SuperSet
10-08-2012, 1:37 PM
A magnifier doesn't affect zero so not sure what you mean.

ChaneRZ
10-08-2012, 1:58 PM
+1 ^^^^

ieballplyr@aol.com
10-08-2012, 4:51 PM
Is the eotech G33.STS pretty good for 200yrds plus with the eotech 512? Debating on getting a magnifier.

Speedpower
10-08-2012, 4:57 PM
Ok, a 16" barrel will have more velocity so you won't have as much bullet drop. If you're chrono'ing 2900fps, your bullet drops are likely:

50Y, 385Y, 485Y, 585Y

As always, hit the range and verify.

Mine is an EXPS 3-4 with a 3 x magnifier set up, So is it best to zero it at 50 yards for the 1st dot?

SuperSet
10-08-2012, 5:05 PM
Is the eotech G33.STS pretty good for 200yrds plus with the eotech 512? Debating on getting a magnifier.

Having tried all the magnifiers, I prefer the cheaper Primary Arms 3X LER model in a LaRue flip mount. It has good eye relief, glass quality and affordable pricing. If you already have an EOTech, I'd recommend getting a magnifier if you want the ability to see and shoot out further than 300Y. A 1-4X scope is generally a better option if you don't have an EOTech already.

Mine is an EXPS 3-4 with a 3 x magnifier set up, So is it best to zero it at 50 yards for the 1st dot?

I also have the EXPS 3-4 and zero at 200Y since I know th BDC dots are 200, 350, 450 and 550. I prefer 200Y since it's a little more precise than 50Y and it's easier to remember than 50, 360, 460 and 560. These bullet drops are with my 14.5" barrel going 2775fps. Yours may be different.

ieballplyr@aol.com
10-08-2012, 8:45 PM
Having tried all the magnifiers, I prefer the cheaper Primary Arms 3X LER model in a LaRue flip mount. It has good eye relief, glass quality and affordable pricing. If you already have an EOTech, I'd recommend getting a magnifier if you want the ability to see and shoot out further than 300Y. A 1-4X scope is generally a better option if you don't have an EOTech already.



I also have the EXPS 3-4 and zero at 200Y since I know th BDC dots are 200, 350, 450 and 550. I prefer 200Y since it's a little more precise than 50Y and it's easier to remember than 50, 360, 460 and 560. These bullet drops are with my 14.5" barrel going 2775fps. Yours may be different.



Thanks for the info I have the Eotech 512 it only has the the one reticle in the middle and no bullet drops is it harder to use that model at the longer distances like 200yrds?

deviljon
10-08-2012, 8:53 PM
So, should a zero with a magnifier be the same as non-magnified? My eyes are pretty bad and I would rather sight in with the 3x if it's the same.

SuperSet
10-08-2012, 8:53 PM
Thanks for the info I have the Eotech 512 it only has the the one reticle in the middle and no bullet drops is it harder to use that model at the longer distances like 200yrds?

That depends on the size of your target. If you're talking minute-of-man, you can still hit out to 400y by holding high and you'll hit somewhere. You're talking about 30" of bullet drop by that time so it'll hit low. If you're talking Center Of Mass, that's tough without a reference point like a BDC dot.

SuperSet
10-08-2012, 8:55 PM
So, should a zero with a magnifier be the same as non-magnified? My eyes are pretty bad and I would rather sight in with the 3x if it's the same.

Yes, your final zero should be with the magnifier so it will be the most precise. Once that's done, you're finished with zeroing and can flip the magnifier out of the way. Your zero remains the same.