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Old April 2, 2020, 03:53 PM   #26
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I guess I am just missing the point.
The point is adjusting the line of sight through then out of the scope to align on target close to where the barrel axis aligns before the first shot's fired.

Scope mount ring's axis is often several MOA off from bore axis. Sometimes the scope's LOS axis is not aligned on its outer tube's axis.

"Boxing" your scope with a collimator is much more precise than shooting bullets. Plus, the slop in angular change boxing a 1 or 2 click square is easily revealed. As is the reticle slop revealed zooming variables across the power range.

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Old April 2, 2020, 07:02 PM   #27
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The point is adjusting the line of sight through then out of the scope to align on target close to where the barrel axis aligns before the first shot's fired.

Scope mount ring's axis is often several MOA off from bore axis. Sometimes the scope's LOS axis is not aligned on its outer tube's axis.

"Boxing" your scope with a collimator is much more precise than shooting bullets. Plus, the slop in angular change boxing a 1 or 2 click square is easily revealed. As is the reticle slop revealed zooming variables across the power range.
I have a collimator. I use it when mounting adjustable rings. When not using adjustable rings, its pretty pointless. I seldom ever use adjustable rings these days.
I have not boxed a scope in a coons age, but if I did I sure wouldnt use a laser bore sighter which is what the o.p. is about. The quality is now at a point that boxing is pretty much a waste of time. If I can get the elevation to get to 1100 yds, and the windage to deal with 15 mph, I am happy.

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