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Anyone know a quick way to sight in a scoped rifle without any lasers or other boresighting gear?

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  • Anyone know a quick way to sight in a scoped rifle without any lasers or other boresighting gear?

    Anyone know a quick way to sight in a scoped rifle without any lasers or other boresighting gear?

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    If it's a bolt action, you can pull the bolt and sight through the barrel at a target at short range, about 25 yds. (Obviously, the rifle is in a rest.) Adjust the scope until the crosshairs and the sight picture in the barrel agree and you are now fairly well bore sighted. Shoot a round at the close target to make sure you're O.K. Try a shot at 50 yds and adjust again, then move out to 100 yds, or whatever you desire for fine tuning. If you aren't familiar with scopes, be sure to read all the instructions that come with it.

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    • #3
      Pineywoods has done a good job, the only thing I would add is make sure there is no movement of your scope. If it is not truly tight, you will never get your gun sighted in and your sight picture will change from shot to to shot. And you won't hit anything you want to.

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      • #4
        I shine a flashlight down the barrel to a target taped to the wall so that the light is on the bullseye of the target. Then, adjust your crosshairs so they are good with the target. This gets you pretty close for when you get to the range.

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