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saigatwentayallday 06-22-2010 03:08 AM

First time sighting a gun
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sup guys, First post :)
quick question, I ordered a laser sight and a red dot for my dads rifle for fathers day. I also picked up a bushnell laser bore sighter. I'm trying to figure out how I want to set the yardage up. Is this the right way to look at how the gun sights work? Would this be a good setup?

50of4064 06-22-2010 06:57 AM

I will give you an A + for the graphics!

What caliber is the rifle?
Is this rifle going to be used as a target gun or is He going to hunt with it?
what distance do you want to set your zero at? ( 100 yrds, 200 yrds )
this should be set at the distance He would be comfortable shooting at.
The bore site should help you out a lot, They are intended to get you close at 75-100 yrds. and you adjust your wind-age and elevation so you can find paper. and then its fine tuning.

Get a ballistics chart for you caliber so you can determine the bullets flight path as it travels from the barrel out to 300-400 yrds. this will allow you to visualize the arc at which the bullet travels in flight and you can predict hold over or under for the distances closer to, or further out, past your selected zero.

quelebu 06-22-2010 07:50 PM

The remington website used to have a useful little program called "remington shoot", you enter the calibre, bullet weight etc and it does all the ballistics for you.

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