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neb85
February 22, 2011, 10:36 AM
looking to buy a bore sighter kit, need some advice on what is a good one or a bad one. like to have a big kit to handle all types of rifle cal. want to know about lazer stick vs bullet lazer or other kinds of sights.
thanks
neb

Pahoo
February 22, 2011, 11:09 AM
Lots of choices here and I own a total of four, which sometimes does not work in my favor. I have two Bushnels, one BSA and a LazerLyte. The BSA, has the most mandrels that even go up to a shotgun bore and my .50M/L's.
My lazerLyte is mostly used on my handguns. Now, a friend of mine who probabaly owns more bore-sighters than I, really likes his Leupold....... :)

Other line members will be by shortly and post their preference. .... ;)


Be Safe !!!

jmortimer
February 22, 2011, 11:17 AM
I like AimShot as it works out of the chamber
http://www.aimshot.com/boresight.php

M.O.A.
February 22, 2011, 11:17 AM
i have the bsa and i does all u need it to

Brian Pfleuger
February 22, 2011, 11:20 AM
If you have all or mostly bolt-action rifles, you can do just as well as a commercial laser sighter by simply removing the bolt and sighting down the bore at a distant object, then without moving the gun, simply adjust your scope to the same point. I have done this with many guns over the years and never failed to be on paper (11x8) at 100 yards.

neb85
February 22, 2011, 12:10 PM
thanks for the info. one last question, what is the best way to tell if the scope is inline with the barrel?

Brian Pfleuger
February 22, 2011, 12:23 PM
Mount it like a sane human being.:D


Seriously, I've never had one that wasn't.


What I do is mount the scope mount on the gun (if applicable), put the gun in a vice with some rags for padding, level the gun in the vice, install the scope rings, check for level on the rings, set the scope in the rings, use the turrets to level the scope, slowly tighten the rings, alternating screws to even the torque. Done.


There are certainly much more complicated ways of doing it. There are expensive tools for doing it. I have always used this method on every gun from my 10/22 to 12ga to Encore handgun and many others. I have never, NEVER, had a problem. The scopes stay locked down, they shoot straight, they don't get bent or scratched....

Fancy methods and tools are more of a gimmick than a necessity. Frankly, even leveling the scope is unnecessary except for the longest shots. Even with a leveled scope, it doesn't help unless you shoot with the gun level.:);)

Pahoo
February 22, 2011, 12:43 PM
thanks for the info. one last question, what is the best way to tell if the scope is inline with the barrel?
Funny but I just posted this today on a problem that a fella was having Luepold scope.
Technically I don't set my scope to the rifle, I set the scope's reticle to the rifle.

(Canting or Clocking)
1. Level and secure the rifle. I have a stand for this. Use whatever you got !! ..;)
2. Set my eye relief and set on the lowest power.
3. Look through the scope and line up the verticle with a plumb line I have on the wall.
4. Tighten rings and mark the scope.

I then proceed to use my bore scope. At this time, my scope's verticlel line better be parrellel to the verticle lines in the bore scope's matrix. Cross-hatch pattern

Be Safe !!!

4runnerman
February 22, 2011, 12:46 PM
Fancy methods and tools are more of a gimmick than a necessity. Frankly, even leveling the scope is unnecessary except for the longest shots. Even with a leveled scope, it doesn't help unless you shoot with the gun level

Very true Peet. For long range shooting it is a very important thing to have it mounted perfect. I can tell you from expirence-1/16 of level will make about 2 to 3 inches off at 400 yards. Went down that road last summer. Finally got a scope level kit and problem is gone. You can test by shooting 100 yards bullseye then raise turret to 300 yards and shoot. If you find your self shooting off to left or right,scope crosshairs are not level.:D