New targets cut ammo use for soldiers zeroing their weapons

The Army’s new zeroing target is finding favor at training ranges — and saving units some serious ammunition.
One of the new target’s designers — Sgt. 1st Class Ash Hess, a master marksmanship trainer with the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia — said initial feedback from the field is that the number of rounds it takes to zero M4 and M16 series weapons has dropped approximately 50 percent. 

The reason: The new target eliminates guesswork and the potential for arguments about how many clicks it takes to accurately move the point of impact.