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Bore sighting with a kit

Thread in 'Firearms Chat' started by HVACGuy, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. HVACGuy

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    So a while back I picked up a BSA bore sight kit. I picked it up so I could save time and ammo roughly sighting my rifles in before going to the range. Then when I get there, I zero then in all the way. It has worked great on all of my set ups, except my current one. I have a Ruger American .308 that I put some Weaver scope rings and a Bushnell Dusk to Dawn 3-9x50 on. Even though my scope rides just above the barrel, I can't even come close to the horizon line. Any suggestions, or am I stuck doing it the old fashioned way at Charlie Elliot later this week?
     
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    Not enough windage or elevation?
     
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    I have the same issue with the laser bore on a few with 50mm scopes(almost touching barrel). I can barely see the dot in my scope at 6 O'clock.
    My solution: I use the old graph style on those or pop the bolt out and line bore.
     
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    Going to just give it a go at Charlie Elliot tomorrow. Bringing extra ammo. I believe it's the 50, all my other scopes are 40, and zero issues using the tool. Guess we'll see if I'm wrong :)
     
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    I never use a bore sight. Just a waste of time to me. I usually just zero at 25 yards.
     
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    It's helped save me time and ammo, and the kit was $30. I figured why not? Then I can sight in at home. It's been surprisingly accurate, with a little adjustment needed at 80-100 yards. I do understand though, lots of my buddies prefer doing it with a bench rest and a spotter. I guess it does take away from the experience a little though.
     
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