Whatever your job, zeroing your thermal weapon sight to your weapon is a top priority. There are a few zeroing options for your thermal weapon sight.
- DIY (do it yourself)
- Ready-made zeroing target
Some do-it-yourself methods you are probably familiar with are:
- MRE heaters
- Two 9V batteries
- A small piece of No Power Tape
- A paper with a hole cut out of it
While the DIY are helpful they are clunky, time-consuming and accuracy is tough to read.
Ready-made zeroing is easy and accurate
Introducing… IR.Tools patented Upright thermal Zeroing Thermal target.
An easy, fast, accurate, ready-made zeroing target for accurate downrange shots.
Mount, Aim and Shoot! There is no need to adjust the angle for a good target contrast. The upright film provides a great contrast in every position.
IR.Tools™ Upright Thermal Zeroing Target:
- Quickly mounts on your vertical target backer and is ready for shots
- Shoot indoors/outdoors
- Target is consistently accurate.
- Combines the benefits of MRE heaters and passive thermal film, to produce a fast, easy, and environmentally friendly zeroing target.
The table below summarizes each option.
|Ready-made Zeroing Targets||
Indoors, Outdoors, Cloudy day, Ready to shoot in minutes, Increased accuracy
|Upfront cost||The use of thermal pasters will extend target life. Outdoor training the target works without a heater. The heater is recommended for indoors and on cloudy days.|
|MRE Heaters||Distinct Hot Spot, Quick||Blooming Aim Point, limited time for shots||Have all weapons ready to zero so the aim point does not grow as fast|
|9V Batteries||Distinct Hot Spot, Quick||Blooming aim point, limited time for shots||Have all weapons ready to zero so the aim point does not grow as fast, do not use lithium or hazardous batteries|
|No Power Film||Simple||Dependent on environment||Make sure the target backer is leaned back about 15 degrees|
|Paper with Hole||Simple||Difficult to see||Seek out a spot where the thermal energy behind the hole is different from ambient|