Whatever your job, zeroing your thermal weapon sight to your weapon is a a top priority. There are a few zeroing options for your thermal weapon sight. Either a DIY (do it yourself) or a prefabricated 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 a tough to read.
Introducing… IR.Tools patented Zeroing Thermal target. An easy, fast, accurate, shooting target that hands you a confident zeroing experience.
IR.Tools™ Zeroing Target:
- Combines the benefits of MRE heaters, passive thermal film, and paper to produce a fast, easy and environmentally friendly zero target.
- Shoot indoors/outdoors and in inclement weather.
- Target is consistently accurate.
The table below summarizes each option.
|Plan ahead||Use pasters to extend target life. In many situations target is effective even without heater.|
|MRE Heaters||Distinct Hot Spot, Quick||Rapidly growing Aim Point||Have all weapons ready to zero so the aim point does not grow as fast|
|9V Batteries||Distinct Hot Spot, Quick||Growing aim point, waste||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||Somewhat 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|