“Only accurate rifles are interesting.” ~Townsend ‘Townie’ Wheelen Have truer words ever been spoken? Perhaps. I would not say every rifle has to be accurate to be interesting, after all, I am sure that several of you, like me, are fans of the AK-47 rifle. For all of the AK-47’s wonderful qualities, accuracy hardly makes the list. When shooting at game, a match or your local gun club, or even just shooting with a buddy, accuracy counts. Shooting just to make empty brass can be fun from an AK or full auto anything, but in almost every other case we shoot for accuracy. This is true when plinking at tin cans, shooting dots on a paper target, or ringing steel silhouettes on a sniper course. So, whether you are getting ready for the big hunt, an upcoming match at the local rifle range, or just a day at the range, the quicker you can get your rifle zeroed, the more ammunition you’ll have left for the fun stuff.
Here is a video produced by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) detailing how you can zero your rifle in only two shots.
The technique demonstrated is dependent on two perfect shots and a rifle capable of a fair degree of accuracy, but the technique is solid.