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Old 10-08-2013, 10:23 PM   #11
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I will be joining up with Jon soon to zero in my Henry. I want to try to do it myself with Jon's guidance. Thanks to the OP for asking this question. I'm learning from it.
be out there saturday. wife now has her friesian boarded at a facility like a half mile from the range.

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i use a combination of C3's method and a bore sighting tool. the boresighter is a valuable tool if you own several rifles with scopes. and can be used to verfy scope adjustments without having to shoot the rifle.

i also like to use a very large piece of cardboard for a target.
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I like to start out with a boresighter,normally boresighting will get you on paper at a 100 yards.
If I'm having problems after boresighting(which is rare) I will move the target closer to the bench at either 25 or 50 yds. until I hit paper,then adjust accordingly.

If you're scoping in a bolt action and don't have a boresighting tool,you can take the bolt out and sight down the bore,then look through the scope to see if they're close enough to stay on paper.

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I like to start out with a boresighter,normally boresighting will get you on paper at a 100 yards.
If I'm having problems after boresighting(which is rare) I will move the target closer to the bench at either 25 or 50 yds. until I hit paper,then adjust accordingly.

If you're scoping in a bolt action and don't have a boresighting tool,you can take the bolt out and sight down the bore,then look through the scope to see if they're close enough to stay on paper.
i tried that one time with my Savage M93r17 in 17 HMR. the bore is so small, that you can't see anything!
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i tried that one time with my Savage M93r17 in 17 HMR. the bore is so small, that you can't see anything!
That 17 might be just a bit small to see through?? Specially these older eyes! lol

I've had good luck getting on paper by sighting down the bore and then sighting through the glass,we always have the rifle on the bench with lots of sandbags so the rifle won't move.My Dad taught me that little trick years ago,it's amazing how close to bullseye a person can get by using this method.
I bought a Bushnell boresighter that i've been using for the past 20 years that works well.
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be out there saturday. wife now has her friesian boarded at a facility like a half mile from the range.

going to hopefully be shooting a black powder lyman great plains .54cal rifle
I work this Saturday. It would have to be the week after.
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I work this Saturday. It would have to be the week after.
i will be out there the following saturday too.


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