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laser bore sighter?
tangara Member Posts: 133 ✭✭
edited December 2017 in Ask the Experts
I just picked one up and is not complicated in how it works. It is -16 degrees here and that is to cold to go to the range. That means sighting in inside my apartment. I know I have 9 yard and maybe can squeeze out 10 yard to works with. How do I go about this?
I have 50 ft in the basement- I inserted it per instructions then adjusted my scope to the dot on the far wall.
Was real close- only had to make small adjustments when I went to the range.
Probably best to stand back from the window and not have the barrel sticking out the window.
It only takes a couple minutes to adjust the cross hairs to sit right on the laser dot. I doubt anyone would notice a small red dot on a wall and if they did, why would they think it was a boresighter? It just looks like a common laser pointer. And finally how would they tell where it was coming from?
But if you don't want to use this approach, just do what you can at your 9 yard distance, adjust a little for the hight of the scope above the bore, and you'll be on paper anyway at 25yards at the range
I Live in a rural community in a apartment complex that is also subsidized for low income. Although I do no qualify for any subsidies I live here because it is close to work and I can drive into my garage and transfer rifles/shoguns from my vehicle without walking across a parking lot into my apt. What little crime happens in our community most likely happens within my general area.
I do no want to advertise I am a gun guy buy having lasers pointing out my windows. And God forbid although we cannot have dogs every one but me has them? I do not need the cops showing up because I was bore sighting on one of the neighbors dogs, Lol!
So If I can bore sight at 10 yards indoors and maybe sight the scope 2 or 3 inches high do you think It would be on paper at 25yrds/50yrds/100yrds?
That's the amount you need to be above the red dot at 10' for your bore to be parallel to your scope.
When it warms up, you can lose elevation clicks to get in line with the point of impact at the ranges you plan on shooting.
It's easier to sandbag the rifle while pointing the bore at a distant object, and adjust the scope to where the crosshairs match the image through the bore. You can start shooting at 50yds & adjust accordingly.
for me some of my shots are almost dead center but for my windage from recoil except for certain calibers this has worked well for me nearly half century. good luck.