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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by armoredman, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    I got my Simmons 8 point scope today, nice scope, easy to use. So, I mounted it on the CZ 527...I have no way to rest this rifle, so it is the teeniest crooked...dagnabbit. I have to loosen all the screws and try again, but I want to try sighting it in tomorrow. Of course, no boresighter, so I figure I'll start at 25 yards. That sound about right?
    For a $40 scope, this seems pretty nice, and the bolt does clear it, though a little closely.
  2. jim147

    jim147 Well-Known Member

    I would start by pulling the bolt and bore sight it that way and then do the 25 yards to see if you are close or not.

  3. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    Ding, that's the right answer. I had to do that last week when I was crankin' the knobs on my PRH and the cam flipped up in transit (apparently I didn't have it flipped down tightly) loosing the zero. Had it back sighed in purdy close within 5 shots and 30sec. ;)
  4. courtgreene

    courtgreene Well-Known Member

    hard to do that if you don't have something steady to rest it on (that's why it was crooked) either buy something to rest it on or buy a laser bore sighting tool... or do what most end up doing anyway and buy both.
    if you can't, be ready to go through several boxes of ammo, which is fun but fristrating if you don't know where the bullets are hitting. it helps to put a big sheet or something up near the target since you probably won't be on paper at first, that way you can see where you are hitting OFF target and get yourself ON target.
  5. shaggy430

    shaggy430 Well-Known Member

    There's no reason to buy a boresighter if you have a bolt action. Prop the gun up as steady as you can on your kitchen counter or table. Pull the bolt and look through the barrel and line it up on something 20-30 feet away. Without moving the gun, look through the scope and move the crosshairs until they are on the object. This should put you on paper at 50 yards. Fine tune at the range.
  6. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    I did that, boresighted off the kitchen table, got it all packed in a case, loaded the car up with freshly repaired target holder, (hit when the rear sight unstaked), and drove off to the range....
    Closed until Monday, Cowboy Action Shooting league reserved it for the weekend, setting up today. *sigh*
  7. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    I'm lucky our 100yd range has a shale backstop so I can shoot at a clay pigeon note the impact splash and adjust to it.

    Using this method I can be on paper at 100yds in 2 shots, 1 if I can resist busting the clay

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