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Old February 24, 2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Are Magnetic/Laser Bore Sights Accurate?

My brother and I have a dozen or so rifles and pistols that have been packed away for years that we need to re-sight already mounted scopes or mount new scopes to and I wonder if the magnetically held laser bore sights work well to rough in a scope? The ads claim that they are more accurate than the arbor mounted type. Your advise please!
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Old February 24, 2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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They are just as good as the old arbor-style bore sighters, and easier to use. The main issue with bore-sighting is that just because you have the reticle centered in the grid doesn't mean you are going to hit the target where you want to hit it.
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Old February 25, 2009, 10:00 AM   #3
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Like the arbor style they will get you on the paper usually.

The paper may have to be moved in to 50 yards.
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Old February 25, 2009, 11:05 AM   #4
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I've used both on a number of guns.

They work but on bright days it can be a little tough to see the dot on paper.
Just don't expect them to get it perfect. Nothing is a substitute for shooting to establish/verify a rifle's zero.
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