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how well does a bore sighter work? and what (affordable) is the best brand?

Question by Andrew Maxwell. Uploaded on December 09, 2012

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from PAShooter wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I only use a bore sighter in an action that does not allow me to look through the bore to the target. I find my old eyes are still better.

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from Sarge01 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I have a Bushnell bore sighter that I have had for probably 20 years. I can't explain it but for no apparant reason on one gun it may put me 1 inch from the bullseye and the next gun it may put me 1 foot or more from the bullseye. I have tried everything and haven't come up with a logical explanation why yet. I still use it to try to same ammo. I start out at the 25 yard line anyway so it usually gets me close enough to start. When I put my shot 1 inch low at 25 yards my shots at 100 will usually be right on the money with most rifles or at least very close.

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from FirstBubba wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

A bore sight (collumnator I think?) is designed to put you on the paper at 25 yards and is only as good as the scope and rifle you use it on.
I've got an el cheapo Tasco I got a Wally World for around $10. It does "ok".

I have a bolt .270 I mounted a Leupold VX-I on. One shot at the 25 yard target was dead on. Three at 100 yds was a clover leaf 1 1/2 inches high. That was 1977 and I have only made minor adjustments (1 or 2 clicks) over the years.
I mounted a Bushnell on a Revelation .22LR. The bore sighter said dead on. It wasn't even on the paper at 12 1/2 yards!!

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

do not buy one they are crap use your eye and go sight it in without theyre crap

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from hfedder40 wrote 1 year 18 weeks ago

do not buy one they are crap use your eye and go sight it in without theyre crap

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from PAShooter wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I only use a bore sighter in an action that does not allow me to look through the bore to the target. I find my old eyes are still better.

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from Sarge01 wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

I have a Bushnell bore sighter that I have had for probably 20 years. I can't explain it but for no apparant reason on one gun it may put me 1 inch from the bullseye and the next gun it may put me 1 foot or more from the bullseye. I have tried everything and haven't come up with a logical explanation why yet. I still use it to try to same ammo. I start out at the 25 yard line anyway so it usually gets me close enough to start. When I put my shot 1 inch low at 25 yards my shots at 100 will usually be right on the money with most rifles or at least very close.

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from FirstBubba wrote 1 year 19 weeks ago

A bore sight (collumnator I think?) is designed to put you on the paper at 25 yards and is only as good as the scope and rifle you use it on.
I've got an el cheapo Tasco I got a Wally World for around $10. It does "ok".

I have a bolt .270 I mounted a Leupold VX-I on. One shot at the 25 yard target was dead on. Three at 100 yds was a clover leaf 1 1/2 inches high. That was 1977 and I have only made minor adjustments (1 or 2 clicks) over the years.
I mounted a Bushnell on a Revelation .22LR. The bore sighter said dead on. It wasn't even on the paper at 12 1/2 yards!!

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