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shotgun bore-sighter

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by tacomaman06, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Oct 3, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    tacomaman06

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  2. Oct 3, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    Is it for a slug gun?

    Most gun shops have a bore sighter that will work. If you were trying to avoid that route and it's for a slug gun then yes it will do the job. Probably still have to fine tune it though. I've seen a guy using the rifle one at the range one day. It got it on paper at 100yds.
     
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    awesome.....thats the answer i was looking for. yeah, its for my mossberg 500 slug gun.......not real crazy bout the gun shops round here bore sighting stuff for me.......i paid $15 2 years ago for them to sight my .270.......wasnt even on paper at 50 yards.:rolleyes: i bought a small laser bore sighter for my rifles...works pretty well, but i tried rigging it in my 12 gauge, and it didnt work as planned:D, so i figured this one would do the trick, and after that, if i needed sleeves for any other caliber, all i gotta do is buy them since i'll already have the bore sighter. appreciate the response man!
     
  4. Oct 4, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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  5. Oct 5, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    I think bore-sighters are an answer to a question that really never needed to be asked. Oh, sure, I see the point and understand that shops are probably well-advised to have them for rough-sighting scopes that they install, but I've seen bore-sighted guns shoot all over the map. I typically just mount the sights, fire a shot at real close range, like maybe 20 yards, which for most rifles is close to where the shot ought to cross the line-of-sight on the way up in the trajectory curve anyway, get it 'on' at that range, then move out to 100......it'll be on the paper and often just a couple of inches off. Fine tune and you're sighted in with the expenditure of about 5 - 7 rounds.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    I agree. If you can bulls eye it at 25 and 50 your going to be dang close at 100...

    A tip to bore sighting your bolt actions is to take the bolt out, find a rock, spot, or target down range... The farther the better. Look through the barrel and find the spot. Then move your scope to that spot. Once you match up the barrel and scope on the same spot you have just bore sighted your rifle.
     
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