sighting a red dot scope

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by blitzen25cat, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. blitzen25cat

    blitzen25cat New Member

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    This is prolly a dumb question but here goes. Can a red dot scope be bore sighted like other scopes. I have an older Tasco AccuDot that I want to use on my GSG510 .22. Just wandering.Thanks in advance for any help.Best regards:confused:
     
  2. kdog

    kdog New Member

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    As it seems, that Tasco AccuDot ist similar to my Bushnell Trophy Red Dot.

    What I did, was to turn the evelation adjustment up all the way, untill it dosn`t turn anymore. That way it should be centered in the lens.

    Then I started to aim high above the bulls eye of my target and just worked my self down, untill I got it centered. I pretty much centered the windage adjustment at home, so that just needed a few clicks to fit.

    That was pretty much it. I sighted in my Anschütz 520 (CIL300) in on 50m.

    But if you are talking about using a boresighter, I think that wouldn`t really work to well, since you would see two laser dots.
    Sighting in the Red Dot took I think 15 or twenty rounds of cheap .22 ammo.

    Once you sighted it in, you can then fine tune it to your normal .22 ammo.

    An this is from my ammo tests yesterday. 10 rounds on each target.

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  3. blitzen25cat

    blitzen25cat New Member

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    Thanks Kdog I'll give it a try when it dries out here in Indiana. Sounds easy enough. I forgot that I had this scope and stumbled on it when cleaning out some old stuff in my workshop. Again thanks for the info. Best regards
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    just look down the bore and compare to the sight.

    another method is to mechanically zero it. count how many stop to stop clicks there are (be careful at the end of the range not to stress the scope adjuster) then divide by 2 move the elevation halfway up and then repeat for windage. windage usually has much less travel than elevation.


    another method:
    you can also start at 10yards and keep backing up in increments until your close to being off paper. DO NOT adjust at very close range wait as long as possible the further out you are before you adjust the better. only adjust enough to stay on paper as you move back until you get to your desired range then zero.

    im not a fan of lasers or collimeters waste of money. a collimeter is handy for a gunsmith that does a LOT of bore sighting.

    my favorite method is just looking down the bore.
     
  5. kdog

    kdog New Member

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    Any progress yet on sightin gin the Red Dot scope?