What's zeroing?

Not_Even_Goku
AU Enlisted: 2012-04-14
2013-07-01 10:47
wtf is it?
-EX1A-001
GB Enlisted: 2012-01-13
2013-07-01 10:51
Set the sights of (a gun) for firing
nutcrackr
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-07-01 10:51
adjust the scope so you aim at the middle of the scope to fire longer distances

instead of aiming above the target, you adjust the scope and aim on the target.
FlyingMongoose
US Enlisted: 2012-06-25
2013-07-01 10:54
Zeroing has to do with long distance sniper shots.

Lets say you have a target 100 meters down range, your current crosshair hits it with no problem, but then you have a target 500 meters down range, bullet drop will make this more difficult to hit.

By "Zeroing" in your scope, you adjust the scope to take that distance into account. Making it so that despite the difference in distance, center cross hair will still hit. But then, of course, to go back to 100 meter, you will have to zero in again.

Zeroing in will only be truly useful for very long range shooting.
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Not_Even_Goku
AU Enlisted: 2012-04-14
2013-07-01 11:00
Well that seems shit in all honesty but thanks for telling me what it is.
Hei_Atzfel
Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2013-07-01 11:01
Zeroing is where you adjust the reticule of the scope to suit your target range. Let's say that you just took a shot at 300m and your round landed on the second mil-dot of the scope. Now, let's also say that you have seven different targets all at this range and you don't want to have to take the time to adjust for the drop before you can take each shot. If you zero the scope for 300m then you can aim directly at the center crosshair and your round will land on-target. It's done by using the knobs on the top and side of the scope, that's what they're for.
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Ageir9
IS Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2013-07-01 11:01
How much time does it take to zero the scope?
maybe something about 5 secs?

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AP_Norris
NZ Enlisted: 2011-10-30
2013-07-01 11:02
It's the distance you have the sights of your gun set for.
Say I want to hit targets at 200m with ma sniper I would fix my rifle and fire at a target 200m away, then I'd put my scope on and put the crosshairs where the bullethole is. :)
Some games like Arma actually let you zero your snipers in game, then if you get a rangefinder you can put your scope to the correct range and ta da! EZ snipes!
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Hei_Atzfel
Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2013-07-01 11:03
Ageir9 said:
How much time does it take to zero the scope?
maybe something about 5 secs?

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Well from the video I've seen it doesn't take anytime at all. In the video the player simply hit "V" while scoped-in and as he would keep pressing that key the different zeroing ranges would cycle through.
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Kheydinss
AU Enlisted: 2011-12-14
2013-07-01 11:04
in BF4 it looks like the Zeroing can go up to 1000m. Mountain Snipers wont even have to adjust for drop anymore.
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Hei_Atzfel
Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2013-07-01 11:07
Kheydinss said:
in BF4 it looks like the Zeroing can go up to 1000m. Mountain Snipers wont even have to adjust for drop anymore.

The only zeroing ranges that I saw in the video I watched was (if memory serves) 0m, 300m, 500m, and 1000m. So (depending on how pronounced the drop in BF4 is) around 650-900m is still going to be a sort of "sweet spot" since none of the zero settings really work great for those ranges.
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Not_Even_Goku
AU Enlisted: 2012-04-14
2013-07-01 11:07
I don't like it, It seems like they made long range sniping easy for the noobs but I don't have to use it so therefore I won't.
Hei_Atzfel
Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2013-07-01 11:09
I think it's a great feature. Because now sniping from long range can actually be more useful since getting kills will be easier. But people will always complain about snipers, no matter how useful they are. It's the nature of the beast, I suppose. Oh well, so long as I get my MK 11 or M39 I'm happy.
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BrokenCard
RO Enlisted: 2012-06-27
2013-07-01 11:09
darkowl1991 said:
I don't like it, It seems like they made long range sniping easy for the noobs but I don't have to use it so therefore I won't.

You must first find out the range of the target, so it's not that easy

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Hei_Atzfel
Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2013-07-01 11:12
Speaking of range, we still need a rangefinder. I would actually be a cool feature to make the scope zeroing be an attachment for the third slot, as well as adding a rangefinder to the third slot. That way if you're working in pairs (i.e. sniper/spotter) then one of you could have the ability to zero his/her scope while the other could have the rangefinder to give the shooter the range to zero. That would make the game a lot more fun in my personal opinion, especially since my cousin and I work in sniper/spotter teams already.
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Not_Even_Goku
AU Enlisted: 2012-04-14
2013-07-01 11:13
BrokenCard said:
darkowl1991 said:
I don't like it, It seems like they made long range sniping easy for the noobs but I don't have to use it so therefore I won't.
You must first find out the range of the target, so it's not that easy

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IbadassI
GB Enlisted: 2012-06-14
2013-07-01 11:14
FlyingMongoose said:
Zeroing has to do with long distance sniper shots.

Lets say you have a target 100 meters down range, your current crosshair hits it with no problem, but then you have a target 500 meters down range, bullet drop will make this more difficult to hit.

By &quot;Zeroing&quot; in your scope, you adjust the scope to take that distance into account. Making it so that despite the difference in distance, center cross hair will still hit. But then, of course, to go back to 100 meter, you will have to zero in again.

Zeroing in will only be truly useful for very long range shooting.

Be a good thing on a sniper only server or something, i miss those type of servers. Just to chill out on with no crossing zones in the center and admin that knew what they where doing.
AP_Norris
NZ Enlisted: 2011-10-30
2013-07-01 11:16
OpTic-Alma said:
Kheydinss said:
in BF4 it looks like the Zeroing can go up to 1000m. Mountain Snipers wont even have to adjust for drop anymore.
The only zeroing ranges that I saw in the video I watched was (if memory serves) 0m, 300m, 500m, and 1000m. So (depending on how pronounced the drop in BF4 is) around 650-900m is still going to be a sort of &quot;sweet spot&quot; since none of the zero settings really work great for those ranges.

Wait bf4 has zeroing?
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FlyingMongoose
US Enlisted: 2012-06-25
2013-07-01 11:17
Personally I feel it creates a retraction in the teamplay element of the game. Basically I think there should be significant bonuses to true supporting of team mates, squad, and point captures or defenses. I personally feel there should be so much of a boost it's not worth it for the sniper to pick off the odd player here or there, but more worth it to take out that guy who's firing on his team mates, or squad mates, supportive kill bonuses that significantly outweigh one or two kills here or there.

But I'm also of the mind set that a single flag capture should be worth 10 times that (if not more) than a single kill. Because I personally feel team play is a far more entertaining aspect of multiplayer online gaming.
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Hei_Atzfel
Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2013-07-01 11:18
AP_Norris said:
OpTic-Alma said:
Kheydinss said:
in BF4 it looks like the Zeroing can go up to 1000m. Mountain Snipers wont even have to adjust for drop anymore.
The only zeroing ranges that I saw in the video I watched was (if memory serves) 0m, 300m, 500m, and 1000m. So (depending on how pronounced the drop in BF4 is) around 650-900m is still going to be a sort of &amp;quot;sweet spot&amp;quot; since none of the zero settings really work great for those ranges.
Wait bf4 has zeroing?

Yeah.......it's been mentioned multiple times and shown in at least one BF4 video.
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