Usage of laser pointer

This isn’t specified in the manual, but is it legal to use a laser pointer for autonomous setup for the shooter??

There have been many Q&As about this before. Yes you can use a laser pointer before a match for alignment but not once the match starts but please remember to use a laser pointer safely and responsibly at competitions.

The other thing to avoid is wasting too much time on the field.

Make sure you verify that the laser pointer doesn’t have an axial angle built in - ie don’t assume the laser beam is aligned perfectly and centered with the center of the pointer. I’ve had some people use a pointer in a manufacturing facility, and when the pointer was placed in a fixture and rotated, the beam rotated and traced out a circle. If it does, you won’t get repeatability in the targeting from event to event.