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Old 04-05-2010, 11:45 PM   #11
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Actually, same here ...but that was not my question to the previous poster.

With my bolt actions, I'll just go the old-fashioned way of removing the bolt and sighting down the bore until I get on paper and that usually gets me on paper at fifty yards, and then I move the target out gradually.

At least with the cheap laser boresighter I have.....you can't see the darned laser dot past fifty yards......especially in daylight...and with my 12 year-old Lasik that seems to be wearing off!
Yeah lon, I know what you mean about that lasik eye surgery. My buddy had that done in the late 90's and the last couple of years he's been having some touble with his vision. Nothing major yet, but his vision is not what it was for the first few years after his lasik.

Also, I originally bought my laser bore sighter when I first scoped out my M1A. (no bolt to remove) It would get on paper at 100 yards. Now, however, when I dink around with the scope, constantly on and off this rifle, I just start at the 25 yard line to start sighting in then move my way out to 100 yards, shooting 3 to 5 round strings and adjusting sights/scope as I move further out. Once I get to 100 yards I have my "dope" book to get on target further out.
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At least with the cheap laser boresighter I have.....you can't see the darned laser dot past fifty yards......especially in daylight...and with my 12 year-old Lasik that seems to be wearing off!
Just put a target on the inside bottom of a cardboard box; we did this with an elcheapo i bought, and it worked adequately.

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Well, at least the vision is regressing back to where it was BEFORE the surgery and not any worse!

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I've got a BSA boresighting set that I bought years ago,it will boresight any caliber from .17 -.50 and has always put me on paper.

A boresighter is to only get you on paper,not the bullseye. Mine almost always puts me high and to the right of the bullseye at 50yrds,I adjust the scope to center and then shoot at 100yrds and adjust scope again on centerfire,on rimfire I usually dial it in at 25yrds first and then go to 50 & farther.

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I've got a BSA boresighting set that I bought years ago,it will boresight any caliber from .17 -.50 and has always put me on paper.

A boresighter is to only get you on paper,not the bullseye. Mine almost always puts me high and to the right of the bullseye at 50yrds,I adjust the scope to center and then shoot at 100yrds and adjust scope again on centerfire,on rimfire I usually dial it in at 25yrds first and then go to 50 & farther.


The laser bore sighter can save on ammo for a semi auto because it can get you on paper at 100. A collometer does the same thing if your adept at using one. I probably should use one of either of these in my semi auto's as I constantly remove and replace the scopes and using one of these devices could save me somewhat in $$$$ as opposed as not using one. For a bolt gun, however, neither one of these devices are necessary.
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I don't understand. Once the rifle is zeroed in, whether you use a boresighter or not, it stays zeroed, provided you have a good base, rings, and a properly installed scope, regardless of where you take it after that. Am I missing something?
What I meant was that, if you boresight it for 50 yards because you don't know how to zero your scope any other way, you'll have to do it again for 75, 100, 150 yards, etc. Yes, the GUN will keep its zero, but if you want to move that zero out to a different range, you get to start your process all over again.

Besides, creating a range card is fun. Haha.

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I've got a BSA boresighting set that I bought years ago,it will boresight any caliber from .17 -.50 and has always put me on paper.

A boresighter is to only get you on paper,not the bullseye. Mine almost always puts me high and to the right of the bullseye at 50yrds,I adjust the scope to center and then shoot at 100yrds and adjust scope again on centerfire,on rimfire I usually dial it in at 25yrds first and then go to 50 & farther.

i've got that same one. mine puts the poi about 8 inches to the right at 100 with the .30 cal arbor and about 4 inches low at 50 with the .22 arbor. but it is consistent so i know how to deal with it now.

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I don't really like boresighters. If you can't get zeroed without using a boresighter, then you won't be able to zero for any other range other than what you're boresighted for. Save your money.

I'd learn how to zero your gun. What I do is zero for something close, like 50 feet, and then work my way out to my desired zero.

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i do know how to boresight without gadgets, and i think it's a good skill to have, but i just got that one because i am an apartment dweller right now and the range i go to is fairly busy so i'd be a jerk if i was to ask the whole firing line to go cold so i could move my target back every time i shoot a shot or two (you only get one lane).

with a boresighter i can be on paper when i get there and work on my fine tuning.
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What I meant was that, if you boresight it for 50 yards because you don't know how to zero your scope any other way, you'll have to do it again for 75, 100, 150 yards, etc. Yes, the GUN will keep its zero, but if you want to move that zero out to a different range, you get to start your process all over again.

Besides, creating a range card is fun. Haha.

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The OP was talking about his Ruger 10/22. I would assume that a lot of people are sighting in their .22s at 50 yards.
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What I meant was that, if you boresight it for 50 yards because you don't know how to zero your scope any other way, you'll have to do it again for 75, 100, 150 yards, etc. Yes, the GUN will keep its zero, but if you want to move that zero out to a different range, you get to start your process all over again.

Besides, creating a range card is fun. Haha.

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Once you have sighted in your gun and change ranges,all you need to know are the ballistics/bullet drop for the rounds you are shooting and adjust the scope accordingly.
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