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Old 08-19-2010, 05:08 AM
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Re: Sighting in??? please help

I agree that you must find the center of the scope adjustments at the beginning.
Click it all the way in one direction, then count the clicks to the other end of the spectrum (start at maximum UP, and count clicks to max down). Once you know the number of clicks you have to play with, you can center the scope by going half way back.
Then you have the scope "centered" before you start adjusting it. Same thing for left to right.
This process leaves you maiximum adjustment in any direction, THEN start the mounting process.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:10 PM
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Re: Sighting in??? please help

it only takes three shots to zero.

at 25 yds, shoot three well aimed shots with crosshairs on bullseye. then

with gun tightly secured and aimed at bullseye, adjust crosshairs to center of the shot group.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:54 PM
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Re: Sighting in??? please help

Set your scope to cetner first, then mount it and borsight it. You will retain maximum adjustment if you center the scope first.
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Re: Sighting in??? please help

Also, it may take more than three if your barrel needs to "Foul out". Fouling may take 4 or 5 shots, then it will start to throw a group you can adjust for zero.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:24 PM
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Re: Sighting in??? please help

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Originally Posted by J E Custom View Post
Here is a very simple method for bolt guns.

1= First remove the bolt.
2 = Then place on a good rest or sand bags.
3 = Look down the bore at a round bulls eye target (The round bulls eye is easy to center
in the bore). and center it up.
4 = try to adjust the scope cross hairs to the center of the bulls eye with the bore centered
around the target.
5 = fire one round holding the cross hairs dead center in the bulls eye.
6 = reset the rifle to point at the center of the target and without moving the rifle ,Move the
cross hairs to the bullet impact.
7 = Next shoot, aiming at the center of the bulls eye to verify the zero.

This is called a one shot sight in and is easy to do and a good place to start at longer distances.

Normally you will be very close on your second shot.

J E CUSTOM
i use the same method . Bore sighting via barrel saves plenty of ammo. when your looking to move the reticle to the targets bull its the opposie of the dials.... ATVB, Gary
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:05 PM
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Re: Sighting in??? please help

Get a laser bore sighter.
Tape a piece of paper to the wall.
Place a known good T Square againt the wall and place a level on top of the cross member.
When the bubble reads level, Make your Verticle line.
Slide the T Squae down to the center of the verticle line and place the level back on the top. When the bubble reads level, make your Horizontal line.

Move off 35 feet, or what ever directions the laser bore sighter says (Mine says 35 feet and it worked perfectly).

Position your scope, AFTER YOU HAVE CENTERED THE CROSS HAIRS BY CLICKING THEM ALL THE WAY IN ONE DIRECTION, THEN COUNTING THE CLICKS ALL THE WAY TO THE OTHER DIRECTION, THEN GO BACK HALFWAY. NOW THE SCOPE HAS MAXIMUM ADJUSTMENT IN EVERY DIRECTION, in the rings and slowly tighten up the scope ring screws until you can just barely move the scope forward and back, and rotate it.

Put the bipod on you stock, lay down, adjust the scope far enough away to see the whole field of view from wall to wall. THIS is you eye relief.

Now rotate the scope until the cross hairs line up with the lines on the paper. NOW you are level for up and down and side to side..

Now use your laser boresighter to adjust the hieght and left to right.

Then go to the range and see how well you did. You should only need a feww adjustments once your barrel is fouled.
Good luck.

P.S> You may want to lap your scope rings. Midway USA sells a scope mounting kit that has all that stuff in it. Kevin at Moncour County Rifles can do it too - he is a PRO....
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