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Old 04-08-2013, 03:10 PM   #11
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"Smarty Pants" have not heard that since the third grade. You really should study Basic Rifle Marksmanship. This would at least enable you to discuss the subject on shooting forums.

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If you want to save ammo first shoot a shot at 25 yards. Use one shot at a time at 25 until you a dead on or very close then go to 100 and you should on the paper. I use a bore sight when I install a scope but still fire my first shot at 25 to make sure I am close enough to be be on paper at 100 to keep from wasting ammo.
Just some advise from an old fart who has found it is better to do this to start with rather than come back to it latter in the process!

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"Smarty Pants" have not heard that since the third grade. You really should study Basic Rifle Marksmanship. This would at least enable you to discuss the subject on shooting forums.
I do agree that I would probably gain a good bit from actually sitting down and reading up on marksmanship skills and the like. However, I do not take back the smarty pants comment as all of us, like it or not, like to toss out immature names from time to time. Haha
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So I had two scopes mounted and bore sighted for 100 yards. I'm new to scopes as I've always shot iron sights, so best thing to do is start at 25 yards, make sure it's good then out to 100 yards to get it zeroed. Correct?

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So I had two scopes mounted and bore sighted for 100 yards. I'm new to scopes as I've always shot iron sights, so best thing to do is start at 25 yards, make sure it's good then out to 100 yards to get it zeroed. Correct?
That is how I do it and I strongly advise it. If you are on at 25 it only cost one shot. If you are not on at 25 it is easy to get there and you will not waste time and money (and cussing) if you don't hit the paper at 100 when you first start!

PS: Remember, at 25 you must make 4 X the adjustments as you would at 100. If it takes 4 clicks per inch at 100 it is about 16 at 25!
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if you mount your own scopes, a $40-60 bore sighter is worth the money you would waste in ammo trying to get on paper, at any distance.

when i buy a new scope or move one to another rifle, i bore sight it first, then i adjust the scope at 25 yards and then when satisfied with that i move out to a 100 yards for final adjustments.

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Thank ya gents. Hopefully ill be able to go to the range soon enough. Haven't shot in a while and I'm getting edgy!

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I think Im gonna invest in a boresight laser next...but its kinda fun shooting tight 3-shot groups and adjusting to POI

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I think Im gonna invest in a boresight laser next...but its kinda fun shooting tight 3-shot groups and adjusting to POI
i bought mine simply because it's easier than having to take mine to the gun shop and have it done when i bought a new scope or decide to move one to another rifle. and sometimes i buy a new scope and the one that was on there, i decide will be better for another rifle i have!
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I use a bore sight when I install a scope but still fire my first shot at 25 to make sure I am close enough to be be on paper at 100 to keep from wasting ammo.
Just some advise from an old fart who has found it is better to do this to start with rather than come back to it latter in the process!
I agree - There are few things as humbling as "coming back to it later in the process."

Not sure but I think this 3 Shot zero is a Military thing. All gun sights are brought to "Mechanical Zero" then the trooper fires one 3 shot group to see where the gun is shooting. Once known - it's a just a matter of adjusting the sights (POA=POI). In Theory, a good shooter can be on Tgt after only ONE - 3 shot group.

However, EVERYONE always seems to fire a confirmation/fine tuning group. Scores are very competitive, enlisted get promotion points based on their performance.

So I suppose in "Wonderland" - everyone is sighted in w 3 and qualifies "Expert" on their first try.
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