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Old 11-07-2013, 01:34 AM   #21
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Boresighting the gun prior to firing saves a lot of ammo and hassle. i install a lot of scopes and sight in the rifles for other hunters. The gun is boresighted at 25 feet in the house using a laser boresighter. The first round is almost always on the 8"X10" target at 50 yards. After the adjustmants are made at 50 yards the target is taken to the 100 yard line.

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I have a couple of boresighters. Don't care for either one of them and they don't always get me on paper at 100 yds. Could be my fault as other people sure seem to like them. Here's my favourite method for a bolt action rifle with windage adjustment at the rings.

1. Center the scope reticles. That means, if it's not a new scope, to turn it ALL the way left and then ALL the way right, count the turns as you go and put it back into the middle of the adjustment you have to play with. Repeat for the vertical.

2. Mount your scope. I'll assume you've done this part correctly.

3. Go to range and set up a target at 25 yds. Put rifle in a solid rest and look down the barrel and center the bore on the bull's eye. After this, don't jar the rifle...

4. Using proper screwdriver, adjust windage screws to move scope left/right to get crosshairs aligned L/R with the bullseye. Check that you didn't jar the rifle. This will avoid large adjustments out to the extremes of your scope adjustment. Scopes are happiest nearer to the middle of their adjustment range, if possible. When adjusted, tighten these suckers down hard. A bit of grease where the screw contacts the ring is good. A bit of oil on the screw threads is good, too - always a bit of oil on screw threads.

5. Shoot at the 25 yd target. This will enable the vertical part of the adjustment and tweaking the horizontal that you just roughed in.

6. Get the rifle hitting dead on at 25 yds.

7. Move to 100 yd target and make final few adjustment; usually to 1.5" above zero.

This procedure works dandy for me and doesn't burn up a ton of ammo.

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I always sight in my rifle scopes from 25 yards, it saves a lot of ammo and frustration because you will always at least hit paper at 25 yards. I also do most of my sighting in from 25 yards, take for instance a 150 gr 30-30, to be dead on at 50 yards I know I have to be 0.5" low at 25 yards, and I can trust my shooting more at that range because the target is so much larger looking, when I put 5 rounds in the same tiny hole 0.5" low at 25 yards, I know i'm good for 50 yards. I never had luck with bore sighters, I had one showing dead on but was 8" off at 25 yards, I like the old school method, I think it's quicker.

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So what process did you use? Bore sight, then my frugal method?
I bore sighted it by removing the bolt and looking though the barrel, then yes I used your frugal method and it worked well. Thanks!!
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I always sight in my rifle scopes from 25 yards, it saves a lot of ammo and frustration because you will always at least hit paper at 25 yards. I also do most of my sighting in from 25 yards, take for instance a 150 gr 30-30, to be dead on at 50 yards I know I have to be 0.5" low at 25 yards, and I can trust my shooting more at that range because the target is so much larger looking, when I put 5 rounds in the same tiny hole 0.5" low at 25 yards, I know i'm good for 50 yards. I never had luck with bore sighters, I had one showing dead on but was 8" off at 25 yards, I like the old school method, I think it's quicker.
I'm assuming the "old school" method is look down/though the barrel?
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What do y'all think is the best way to sight in a rifle?
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Scope, 243 win. and under 100 yards I'm using it for deer hunting
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Also is it important to use the same grain ammo? Sorry for the noob question I'm new at this.
1st,Before you fire a round out of the rifle, Boresight the scope to the bore of the rifle.
It's easy to do with a bolt action.
(1) Place the rifle on a rest=Sandbags,Rifle rest,or anything that will hold the rifle in place.
(2) Remove the bolt,and look through the bore.Line the barrel up on a target.
Now without moving the rifle,look through the scope,and adjust the crosshairs on the same place on the target that you see looking through the barrel.
Check it a couple times to make sure you haven't moved the rifle while adjusting the scope.
(3) Put the bolt back in the rifle,and load a cartridge into the chamber. When you have the crosshairs on your target,fire a round,and see where you hit on the target.
(4) Adjust your scope again if you need to,if your first shot is off a little,and repeat shooting another round on the target.
Repeat until you have the rifle shooting where you want it to hit on the target.

You may want to start out at 50 yards,and then sight it in at 100 yards.

Use the same ammo that you plan on hunting with. The point of impact will change if you sight a rifle in with one type of ammo,and then change to a different type of ammo,even if the bullets are the same weight.
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I'm assuming the "old school" method is look down/though the barrel?
"old school" to me is firing a shot and seeing where it is on paper and then adjusting the scope.
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1) get on paper at 25 yards (remember you need 16 clicks to move an inch for most scopes)
2) zero at the bullseye at 50 (8 clicks = 1 inch)
3) be an inch high at 100 yards (4 clicks = 1 inch)
4) you are now zeroed at 200

works every friggen' time!

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This info might be a little late - but better late than never, but never better late!

http://pistol-training.com/archives/1361


My method is No. 2.

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"old school" to me is firing a shot and seeing where it is on paper and then adjusting the scope.
Any man with a Charles Bronson avatar definitely knows "old school"
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