Which Laser Sight is Better?


December 13, 2008, 02:03 PM
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I had removed my AK receiver scope and mount and recently reassembled them onto the receiver. I know that if I try to sight this puppy in - I'd be dangerously off the paper. I'm considering a laser sight, but not familar with the various kinds.

I've seen the cartridge type that loads into the receiver like a bullet. The type that protrudes from the barrel via a rod slid into the barrel, and then a BSA type that uses a rod inserted into the barrel but rests atop the barrel.

Any one use one of these lasers? Any recommendations or suggestions??

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December 13, 2008, 02:32 PM
Can only tell you what I've got experience with-don't know if it's better/worse than others, but for the money and the range of guns you can use it on (as it comes) it's hard to beat?
I got a LaserLyte PLB0001140 Super Hi-Precison Universal Laser Bore Sighting System for around $100. Strangely enough, I can find no mention of this particular model at LaserLyte’s web site. For that price, you get inserts to cover a lot of calibers and a case to keep everything from getting lost.

It seems to do the job, and I can’t see paying much higher prices on some models I’ve seen since I don’t know that any of ‘em are going to do much more than get you on paper.

Played with the gun shop's cheaper version and liked it, so I bought the Deluxe version. They had something like the BSA optic boresighter you describe, but it wouldn't work on my AR's. Don't remember what the reason was, as at the time I was a noob AFA boresighters-think they said my sights were mounted too high or ? to use the BSA unit.

Flame Red
December 13, 2008, 02:40 PM
My advise is not to waste your hard earned money on any of those. IMHO they are not worth it. I tried them and sold them all.

I cannot give you specific advise for an AK, maybe you can adapt this somehow.

I use this with bolt actions and it works well. Put the upper with the scope mounted in a vice and look thru the barrel with the bolt removed and adjust the scope to a distant target till it matches what i eyeball thru the barrel. Usually that will get you on the paper at 25 yards.

Then I would generally setup a large white piece of paper (butcher paper, or the unprinted side of the large targets they sell at gun shops - anything white) and put a 'Shoot and See' targets on it at about 25 yards. The blank white side is great because you can easily see your hits.

It shouldn't take more than 10 rounds to get it on the Shoot and See's. Then move it out further to the range you normally shoot at, usually 100 yards and zero it in.

December 13, 2008, 04:25 PM
Any recommendations or suggestions??

Guess I should have included this earlier, but I was in a hurry.
I used my laser rangefinder to scope out a target (tree/storage shed, etc) 100 yards from my bedroom window. At night, I used the laser boresighter to zero my scope on the laser dot on the target. When I got to the range, I was ‘bout 2 inches high and 3 inches to the right @ 100 yards.

The laser boresighter came in handy since I have 3 AR’s, all with different optic systems, and it saved a bit of ammo cost to have them all on paper when I stepped on the range.

BTW…choose your targets carefully! Don’t want to freak the neighbors out at night, and you never know what existing laws are in your area regarding such methods-I wouldn't recommend sighting in on a house!
I just picked out a couple of trees and a storage shed, all 100 yards from my window.

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