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Sighting in New Red Dot Scope

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TannerLane, Jun 10, 2009.

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  1. TannerLane

    TannerLane Member

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    Just picked up a bushnell red dot for my AR. What is the best way to sight this baby in?
     
  2. nksmfamjp

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    Not sure what you are asking, but I would try to just throw it on the AR and sight in at 25 yards. Then I would sight it in finally at 50 yards.
     
  3. TAB

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    clamp it in a shooting vise, shoot a 3 shot group. move the red dot till its at the center of the 3 shots, shoot another 3 shot group to confirm.
     
  4. woof

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    ^^^^ That's what I do but I have to be my own shooting vice.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Mount it securely.

    Shoot one round at 10 yards. Adjust as needed. Shoot one at 25 yards. Adjust as needed. Shoot one at 50 Yards. Adjust as needed. Shoot one at 100 yards. Go from there. Don't waste bullets shooting three shot groups until you are very close at 100 yards.

    Some folks like at 50 yard zero with an AR. If that is what you want, stop and fine tune it there.
     
  6. possum

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    i am a fan of the 50yd zero for ar's and that is what i run. +/- 3 approx between poa and poi between 0 and 200m.

    secure mounting is key, and the optic is only as good as the mounting hardware. knowing what the knobs control also helps. does it change the strike of the round, or vis versa. ie if for example it says counter clockwise goes left does that mean the strike of the round moves left or the reticle, which would actually move the strike of the round the opposite way that you would want to go. different optics have things set up differently as far as what i mentioned above. the book that came with it will probally tell you that. if not it is easy to figure out.
     
  7. 1shot3kills

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    bore sight

    buy a 40 dollar laser boresight that goes in end of barral,go outside at night and point it wherever you want and adjust sight to meet laser,i have not had a problem with bore sight yet,most of times dont even have to adjust at range
     
  8. Walkalong

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    Or you could bore sight at the range the old fashioned way for cheap.
     
  9. Kernel

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    Mount the scope on the AR. Pull the bolt out of the rifle. Support the upper in a way that allows you to look down the barrel (it may help to detach the lower). Looking down the barrel, center it on a distant target (at night, a distant point light source - like a street light, at least serveral hundred yards to a mile away, works good). Keeping the target centered in barrel, adjust the scope so that it also covers the target. There. You're bore sighted. This method will work with any bolt action or any firearm where you can look down the barrel from the rear.
     
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