Setting the scope

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Sibil, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Sibil

    Sibil New Member

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    My gunsmith use a "thing" that is put in the barrel to align the scope, What is the name of that thing? Thanks for advance.
     
  2. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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    laser bore sighter. Don't forget you need to zero out the scope first.
     

  3. TCH2FLY

    TCH2FLY New Member

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    An optical bore sight tool is called a collimator
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Tch is correct. It's a collimator. Laser bore sighting devices are normally inserted in the chamber.
     
  5. Sibil

    Sibil New Member

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    best optical bore sight

    Im trying to find one which is the best high quality (without considering the price) and what is the best medium quality (considering the price)?
     
  6. TCH2FLY

    TCH2FLY New Member

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    There are those who feel the only "real" bore sighting is pulling the bolt and aligning the scope and target that way.
    I use a cheap laser bore sight tool that slips in the barrel and serves me very well.
    To mount a new scope I used a level, feeler gauges and a plumbob to place it level in the rings and level the reticle, then the laser to do a quick alignment for windage and elevation (based on the caliber) which puts me very close at 100yds (something I don't the "traditional" method does very well)
     
  7. Tenderribbs

    Tenderribbs New Member

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    Just get a designated 223 bore laser put it in just like a Shell and allign your scope they are cheap accademy sports has one that I use for 25 bucks just get extra batteries they eat them up.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    the reason smiths use collimeters is because its fast and easy to use in limited space like a gunroom.

    i prefer traditional bore sighting. its free. i dont do a LOT of bore sighting so i see no reason to pay for something i can just do in a few minutes of work and lining up on something in the backyard or at the range.
     
  9. Halwg

    Halwg New Member

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    Just ask for one of those bore "thingies". Any gunsmith worth his salt will know what you mean.