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#3067902 - 12/07/12 11:58 AM Bore Sight
4 Point

Registered: 12/01/11
Posts: 270
Loc: Sevierville

I was wondering if anybody had any experience in bore sight kits? Are they worth the money? I also saw the cartridges ones as well..any help would be greatly appreciated..
#3067921 - 12/07/12 12:05 PM Re: Bore Sight [Re: hydro76k]
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Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 16792
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most any of them will get you on paper at 25 yards, if its a bolt action I just remove the bolt and bore sight at night while looking at a street light in the far distance

Edited by Chaneylake (12/07/12 12:19 PM)
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#3067925 - 12/07/12 12:07 PM Re: Bore Sight [Re: Chaneylake]
4 Point

Registered: 12/01/11
Posts: 270
Loc: Sevierville

wanna use them for sighting in hunting weapons..muzzleloader, shotgun, 270 rifle..which i stilll need to buy lol...
#3067937 - 12/07/12 12:13 PM Re: Bore Sight [Re: hydro76k]
10 Point

Registered: 11/01/10
Posts: 3007
Loc: Lawrence Co.

None of them will get you dead on. As Chaneylake said, they'll get you on paper then it's up to you to get it completely dialed in.
#3067960 - 12/07/12 12:24 PM Re: Bore Sight [Re: Chaneylake]
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 4032
Loc: Hendersonville Tenn

 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
most any of them will get you on paper at 25 yards, if its a bolt action I just remove the bolt and bore sight at night while looking at a street light in the far distance

I agree This will get you close but then finish at a range.
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#3067962 - 12/07/12 12:25 PM Re: Bore Sight [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 3395
Loc: Maury County, TN

I change out scopes alot myself. I have one I got with a gift card. I've definitely got my money's worth.

Mine are almost always hitting the same when I shoot them the first time...low and to the left. I could just about raise them 30 clicks higher and 20 to the right and have it on at 50yds every time...but, I wouldn't chance it anyway.
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#3067970 - 12/07/12 12:30 PM Re: Bore Sight [Re: BigD_625]
4 Point

Registered: 08/17/12
Posts: 400
Loc: Tennesssee, US

I would not suggest the bullet ones. The laser is huge on them and my buddy had one break the first day he used it.
#3068497 - 12/07/12 07:27 PM Re: Bore Sight [Re: BirdDog123]

Registered: 06/10/00
Posts: 42706
Loc: Western Ky.

One of the best things I ever bought was Cabela's Univeral Bore Sighter, it has saved me a ton of ammo in sighting in. With a fresh battery and in low light it will get me on papper at 50 yards in every rifle I have. I either do it early in the morning out back before going to the range or the evening before.

Another thing I did was after I got my rifle sighted in I would put the bore sight back in and at 25 yards and check where it is on target then write that down. I can then check any rifle out back before packing it for a hunt the next day. If any of them are off from what I wrote down then I take a different gun until I can re-sight that rifle in.

That one DOES work!!
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#3068530 - 12/07/12 07:51 PM Re: Bore Sight [Re: Wildcat]
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Registered: 01/29/07
Posts: 6265
Loc: Adirondack Mtns, NY

I have a Bushnell Banner Bore sighter, it came with 3 arbors to do .22 - .45 cal, I bought the additional .50 cal arbor to do my muzzleloaders.

I have owned it over 25 yrs and use it ALOT!!!!! It will put me on paper at 50yds all day long. Then I do the finish work at the bench, when I am done I reinsert the bore sight and record the location on the chart and log it in my journal.

I have a laser bore sight and don't like it nearly as much as I do the old style one.

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#3068731 - 12/07/12 09:55 PM Re: Bore Sight [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
8 Point

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 1656
Loc: Maryville, TN

If you change scopes out a lot, I would probably recommend one, but I don't see thqat it would be worth it for a regular gun owner. It will just save you a shot or two.
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