Bore Sighters?


March 22, 2008, 04:11 AM
For use with irons, red-dots and scopes


AR-15 5.56 NATO
AK-47 7.62x39
Bolt Action 6.5 Grendel

What do you recommend?


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March 22, 2008, 12:40 PM
i have this one and it works pretty good. i have used it in a few guns.

March 23, 2008, 04:09 AM
Thank you scrat :)

Sleeping Dog
March 23, 2008, 10:17 AM
Can you look through the barrel from the breech? (like AK47, AR15, most bolt-action, but not M1 Garand or M14)

If so, then the best bore sighter is your eye. Look through the bore at a target (I use a roof peak about 100 yards away), then look through the scope. Adjust until the bore and the cross-hairs are on target at the same time. That should get you on paper at 50 yds.

Cost: $0.

(I steady the rifle on my dining room table. Do NOT shoot at your neighbor's house to verify zero)


March 23, 2008, 07:18 PM
Here's a tip... they don't necessarily go straight down the bore especially the cheapy ones that are meant for several different calibers. I didn't realize this and could never understand why the one I bought was always close but off by about 3 inches to the right @ 100 yards. Then just on a hunch I put a piece of laundry bag over the muzzle and lo and behold the dot was slightly to the right of center. Next time I used it I didn't lock it in the chamber but pushed it about half way in then with a thin dowel I adjusted it so that the dot was centered. I have a piece of reflective tape out in the back yard over the fence and in the woods. Its on a tree about 100 yards away. Great for testing prior to going to the range and now I'm always spot on.


March 24, 2008, 12:24 AM
guy at work uses one that chambers into the rifle... it has different sleves to hold the laser thingy. just imagine being able to chamber a laser pointer.

March 24, 2008, 01:22 PM
I would still use the laundry bag over the muzzle to check where the dot is.


March 25, 2008, 11:06 AM
Thank you all very much for your input. :)

Can you give me your thoughts on the non-powered kind?
For example, the Simmons Boresighter, shown here (

Zach S
March 25, 2008, 06:57 PM
I use a cheap one from wal-mart. It gets me on paper.

I have also used the "street light" method, simular to Sleeping Dog's "neighbor's house method." It works as well but it is more combersome.

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