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Bore Sighters?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Sylvan-Forge, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Sylvan-Forge

    Sylvan-Forge Well-Known Member

    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?

  2. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

  3. Sylvan-Forge

    Sylvan-Forge Well-Known Member

    Thank you scrat :)
  4. Sleeping Dog

    Sleeping Dog Well-Known Member

    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)

    Last edited: Mar 23, 2008
  5. Franco2shoot

    Franco2shoot Well-Known Member

    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.

  6. mudslinging79

    mudslinging79 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Franco2shoot

    Franco2shoot Well-Known Member

    I would still use the laundry bag over the muzzle to check where the dot is.

  8. Sylvan-Forge

    Sylvan-Forge Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Zach S

    Zach S Well-Known Member

    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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