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Breech laser bore sight...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SilentStalker, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. SilentStalker

    SilentStalker Participating Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    Somewhere in the U.S., London, or Australia
    Does anyone use a laser bore sight that fits in the breech? If so, how well does it work? Is it worth having one?
  2. jmr40

    jmr40 Mentor

    May 26, 2007
    They are all a waste of money, and the lasers that fit in the chamber are the worst. At best they "MIGHT" get your 1st shot on an 8.5"X11" sheet of paper at 25 yards. After that you still have to adjust your sights and then move to longer ranges.

    If you have a bolt rifle you can simply look throught the bore and get closer. I've never found that one would ever save me a single round of ammo or save me 1 minute of time.

    With any type of rifle I can have it zeroed at 100 yards with 3, no more 4 shots.
  3. wally

    wally Elder

    Jan 2, 2004
    Houston, Tx
    They work fine for me, get me on the paper with the first shot at 50 yards.

    I agree no real need with them for bolt actions or an AR15 or other guns where you can look down the bore to get a rough alignment of the optic, but I generally find them more convenient than dissembling my gun at the range.

    It helps if you already have a sighted in rifle to compare the laser dot and where it is on the reticle when you make the initial adjustments -- usually about 40 ft down the hall and across the living room for me.
  4. basicblur

    basicblur Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2003
    I don't see why it wouldn't work, but is there any reason you prefer a breech model? (I have one of the LaserLytes that inserts in the muzzle).

    For sighting in, I have various objects 100 yards from my house - at night, I just aim out the bedroom window and zero on any of the various objects @ 100 yards. When I get to the range, I'm on paper @ 100 yards, 'bout 2 inches X 3 inches off. I probably could have gotten closer if I had adjusted the laser per instructions (it has two adjustment screws), but it was close enough. As you spin the laser in the end of the barrel, you can see the laser making a concentric circle - the two adjustment screws are to dial it in closer to true center, but I didn't mess with 'em.

    With four ARs to zero, and ammo prices being what they are, I figured the laser wasn't too bad an investment. It also makes for a quick, easy adjustment @ home any time I fiddle with any of my sights.

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