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#3556386 - 01/21/14 11:38 PM Boresighting ??
16 Point

Registered: 02/09/02
Posts: 17786
Loc: Knoxville

I now thanks to Santa have 3 different types of boresighters to play with. A Bushnell Professional non laser,have used my Uncles for years. One of there's in the muzzle laser, gift to self, an a couple of the in bore laser cartridges, both from ol Gander Mtn.

Did a little checking with some old notes I have with my Uncles older Professional non laser, where I made notes on the zero of some of my rifles before heading out on trips. All zeroed dead on to 2" high @ 100. Just about every one of them were on the gird 6-8 left an 6-8 low slightly different on a couple I checked on my newer version. Couple of them showed the same with the lasers up close not @ distance.

?? Any of you all noticed the same or have a guess as to why this is. ??
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#3556944 - 01/22/14 11:43 AM Re: Boresighting ?? [Re: Tiny]
12 Point

Registered: 01/29/07
Posts: 6265
Loc: Adirondack Mtns, NY

I posted a similar question a few months ago, about the "grid numbers" being different from scope to scope during a swap.

One thing I do know for fact, not one of my scoped guns EVER winds up being 2" high and dead level on the bore sight grid. They are always left/right and up/down of the dead center lines on the grid after paper punching.

I have even centered the crosshairs on the scopes before mounting them as well, still the same result.

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#3556957 - 01/22/14 11:58 AM Re: Boresighting ?? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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Registered: 03/08/08
Posts: 2520
Loc: Washington County

Bore-sighters are a tool that will MAYBE get you on the paper, if your lucky. I tried my cousins once and never borrowed it again. Makes me laugh at the guys that buy a scope & rifle the day before season and have it boresighted and head to the woods the next day.
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#3557030 - 01/22/14 12:50 PM Re: Boresighting ?? [Re: rdl65]
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Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 16792
Loc: on the wings of a snow white d...

with a bolt action rifle I simply remove bolt, place rifle in gun vise and find me a street light or something similar[I do this at night], once I know I have the bore centered on light, I then adjust the scope, checking both many times to make sure, I am easily on paper then
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#3557134 - 01/22/14 02:14 PM Re: Boresighting ?? [Re: Chaneylake]
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Registered: 11/01/10
Posts: 3007
Loc: Lawrence Co.

I'm with Chaneylake. I look through the bore to get on paper at 25 yrds then step it back to 50 then to 100 yrds. No shame in getting on paper at 25 and working your way back.
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#3557199 - 01/22/14 02:59 PM Re: Boresighting ?? [Re: Rubberduck270]
10 Point

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 4032
Loc: Hendersonville Tenn

I pretty much go with rdl65,Chaneylake, and Rubberduck270.
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#3557243 - 01/22/14 03:47 PM Re: Boresighting ?? [Re: KPH]
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Registered: 08/01/03
Posts: 88400
Loc: Kingston Springs

never use them so i cant comment

i pull the bolt or with levers just get close and walk back
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#3557714 - 01/23/14 12:26 AM Re: Boresighting ?? [Re: Deer Assassin]
12 Point

Registered: 02/18/12
Posts: 6513
Loc: loudon

Bought a sitelite lazer a few years ago works really well at a indoor range that I use. Not so good outside on a sunny day.
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#3557809 - 01/23/14 07:11 AM Re: Boresighting ?? [Re: WGK]
6 Point

Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 679
Loc: Hohenwald,Tn

I have a bore sighter with the little grid and I just use it to make sure my scopes are level when I mount them. Other than that its about worthless.
#3557855 - 01/23/14 07:53 AM Re: Boresighting ?? [Re: Deer Assassin]
infoman jr.
10 Point

Registered: 10/05/03
Posts: 4387
Loc: Elizabethtown, KY

 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
never use them so i cant comment

i pull the bolt or with levers just get close and walk back

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