Zeroing 223 FAL

It was a very rainy day and I had a busy schedule. So I jumped onto the bench rest range for a quick 100 yard zero session with the SAR-4800. AKA the 223 FAL.

Once I achieve a mechanical zero at 100, I generally like to shoot a rifle through some very basic position shooting. This achieves multiple goals.

First it gives me trigger time to master the peculiarities of whatever trigger I am pulling.

Second, this gives the rifle time to show me if it’s going to hold zero or start walking. But I’m not stuck behind a bench shooting the same thing over and over again.

Third, it allows me to figure out if my personal body mechanics will impart a POI change that I might just want to compensate for on Rifle.

This last one is very, very rare with rifles. At least for me. But it’s something I want to discover while zeroing. NOT when it counts!

Note: humanoid targets seen on video are at 130 yards.


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  • Brennen Munro

    I am not sure just how many rounds you put down range, but surely it was not enough to justify that rear sight becoming that loose and wobbly. Is that something that some lock tight would cure, or are the screws stripped out on you and you just found out? I remember teaching some folks on shooting and maintaining the .308 FAL. That is a story I can share with you over a good cup of coffee!


    • It’s more a reflection of how the sight rides on the track. But I’ll have to dig down into the system and see if it’s something that can be addressed.