Whether you’re going hunting or planning a fun day at the range, you want to hit what you’re aiming at. Save time and money with this simple technique to sight in your rifle.
Here is the fastest way to sight in your rifle.
- Bore sight your rifle to get on the paper.
- Using whatever means available (sand bags, for example), steady the rifle so that it is rock solid with the scope aimed dead center on the target. You should be able to get in position and not have to worry about your breathing or making any adjustments. Just put your shoulder to the butt of your rifle, look through your scope to ensure it is aiming where it should be, and…
- Fire one shot at the target.
- If the rifle moved with recoil, reposition the rifle so that the scope is once again aiming dead center on the target.
- Without moving the rifle, adjust your scope’s windage and elevation (walk the sight) until it is aiming dead center in the hole the shot made in the target.
Your scope is now pointing exactly where it should be: the point of impact. Your next shot will hit where you are aiming.
Since most times the first shot after bore sighting is done at closer range than what you want to be able to shoot out to, this may take two shots: one at close range and one at the longer range you want. Barring any wind impacting the bullet trajectory, you will be dead center vertically taking that second, longer range shot and once again will walk the sight to the hole in the target.
Check out this video that hows you how to save time and money using this technique.
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