Bore sighters

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by lonyaeger, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Does anyone use on of the laser bore sighters? If so, do they work well? I need to just get my AR on paper and then I can take it from there with the scope adjustments.
     
  2. canebrake

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    With the correct lighting, my eyes can use a bore laser out to about 100 feet.

    I can barely see the paper at 100 yards without the scope.

    I have both bore lasers. The ones that are the cartridge type are fine for hand gun distance but too weak to mark at any long gun range.

    My other bore laser is one I put into the muzzle and it is much stronger and works better for rifles.

    What I have found is if I use the laser here in the house, (I have a long hall that let's me set up about a 65 foot range) and dial the scope/red dot into this distance. Usually it will get me on paper so I can tune 'er in!

    Start with a fresh, over sized cardboard and walk it in.
     

  3. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Bore sighting. I wonder where that term came from? :D

    Remove the upper and bolt carrier and prop it up on a table.
    Done deal, and it's FREE.

    Kids these days....... :rolleyes: :p

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgB9J9Bt_Rs"]YouTube - Boresighting a Rifle Scope the Old Fashion Way[/ame]
     
  4. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Man, that's a nice gun vise Larry has. I wonder how much THOSE go for? I guess, if you have one of those, the old-fashioned way would be pretty easy. Thanks.
     
  5. KingTiger

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    I have one that goes into the end of the muzzle. I've used it on multiple weapons and it gets you on the paper at 50 yards. For $40, it payed for itself in a relatively short amount of time. I usually shine it on a tree about 30 yards away in dim light & you're GTG.
     
  6. IGETEVEN

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    Big +1 and mine even works at 75-100 yards too. :cool:

    Jack
     
  7. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    What brand is it, King?
     
  8. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I got mine on sale from Cabela's a couple of years ago. It came with fittings that can be used on rifles from .22 all the way up to 12 ga. Little carry case and a target for sighting at short disatances. It gets me close everytime. One of my better investments. :)
     
  9. mrm14

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    Tried a couple of these laser bore sighters and they were not too good until I found www.sitelite-lasers.com I use the SL500MG for sighting my scopes for my M1A and other semi auto rifles. The SL500MG has a longer tang to go into rifle barrels with muzzelbreaks or flash hiders. Keep in mind that any of these laser bore sighters will only get you on the paper.

    When at the range doing final sighting in I use a rifle rest. The one I use is made by www.targetshooting.com I have the Model 1000. I also got the bull vise, front sand bag, and rear fine tuning set up. This is a pretty nice rifle rest / gun vise. This rifle rest saves alot of ammo when sighting in.
     
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  10. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    I have the Aimshot .223 cartridge type laser bore sight kit,

    AimSHOT Universal Laser Boresights

    with the arbors for the other calibers I have. Slip them on the .223 laser arbor and you've got just about all your needs covered. Usually sight it in at 25yds, then crank up from there.

    Also have one of the muzzle type bore sighters from Cabela's:

    Cabelas Laser Boresighter with leveler

    Slip that in the end of your muzzles, from .22 to .50cal.

    Both work pretty well, at least get you on the paper. From there, you'll need to fire a few rounds and walk your way in to zero. ;)

    Slo
     
  11. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Yeah, those two things combined are about $700....WAY out of my price range. Thanks, though, I'd love to have them.
     
  12. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    And so it shall be. Just ordered from Cabela's. Thanks for your help, guys.:)
     
  13. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Lony man up, improvise and use some old fashion field sighting if you don't have a range table, and these all work well in your BOB bag too. ;)

    Shooting Sticks, Bipods & Rifle Shooting Sticks : Cabela's


    Jack
     
  14. Dillinger

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    How did I miss this thread?? :eek:

    You don't need a damn bore, laser, sighting thingy.

    As evidenced earlier, people were sighting in rifles LONG before lasers came around.

    Now, if you want serious attention to detail and want to be able to get ANY rifle on paper with one shot, here is what you want. It's called a Collimator, and it will get any rifle on paper at 100, or further, if you can do some basic math.

    Save Time, Trouble & Ammo--Use a Collimator
     
  15. lightning96

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    Bore sight

    Yes I half to say that the bore sight save me a lot of ammo. I got mine at bass pro shop in md.It is a Laserlyte works with everything but 17 hmr. It usally gets me within about 1" or 1 1/2" to center so it is a good idea.:)
     
  16. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    Yeah, I have a Leupold collimator as well. It's just that with some of the muzzel breaks and flash hiders that a laser bore sighter works a little easier.
     
  17. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Not to mention if you have an A1/A2 front sight, the collimators don't work too well either ;)
     
  18. Dillinger

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    Your muzzle breaks and flash hiders are permanetly attached?? :eek:

    Uh. Okay. Yeah. Let's uh, let's just go with the laser bore sighter than....


    *to self - wtf?*
     
  19. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Slo?? Et tu, Slo-ay? :(

    You haven't used a collimator on an A1/A2 with the approved extension have you??
     
  20. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    +2 I do this as well.
    Remove bolt, sandbag with center of bull in center of bore, adjust recticle to center bull.
    I fire one shot at 25yards. Reset rifle in bags and move dot/recticle to cover the bullet hole. Move to 100yds and fine tune.

    Its quick, easy, and free-------Gate