Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Optics & Mounts > First time sighting a gun

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2010, 03:08 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
Default First time sighting a gun

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?



bullet-sighting.jpg  
__________________
saigatwentayallday is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 06-22-2010, 06:57 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
50of4064's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Whittier,CA.
Posts: 107
Default

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.

__________________
50of4064 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2010, 07:50 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
quelebu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Toulouse,Ariege, France
Posts: 50
Default

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.

__________________
quelebu is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
SKS sighting mcramer General Rifle Discussion 1 05-23-2010 07:57 AM
sighting problems ecase1988 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 7 03-29-2010 10:43 AM
AR 15 100 yds sighting in... supergus Range Report 15 01-02-2010 09:56 AM
Sighting In mark2734 Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 1 08-25-2008 12:56 PM
Sighting a 30-30 Bosco General Rifle Discussion 4 10-12-2007 06:48 PM