Zeroing your thermals: a crash course by a shooting instructor

Before we go into the peculiarities of the zeroing process, we’ve got to set up our range. We recommend finding a place where you can zero your rifle at a hundred meters (you can add more distances later) – this is a standard distance and a great one to begin with. 

Then, you need a target. Stefan points out three different ones he uses for zeroing: heated patches or electric targets by Pulsar and a DIY one made from cardboard and tinfoil. 

“If you buy thermal zeroing targets from Pulsar, you get a packet of 10 heated patches and paper targets. You stick the patch on the paper and tape it to a surface. The paper has 1 cm increments for measuring your POI, and the heated patches are clearly visible.