How Do You Bore Sight A Gun?

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How Do You Bore Sight A Gun?

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When you get a new gun or put a new scope on your bolt action rifle, bore sighting is a simple way to start making the gun accurate. You will also save money on wasted ammunition because the gun will be on paper before you take it to the shooting range. Put the forend of your rifle in a vise to hold it steady. Special gun vises are padded, but if you use the vise in your workshop you want to put a towel between the metal and the gun. Remove the bolt. Most rifles only require you to open the bolt, squeeze the trigger and pull the bolt out the rest of the way. Pick an object 25 yards away and look at it through the barrel. A doorknob works well. Look through the scope and find the object you see through the barrel. Turn the elevation adjustment on top of the scope until the horizontal crosshair runs through the center of the target. Adjust the windage on the side of the scope until the crosshairs are centered on your target. This will get you on paper at 100 yards. Make final adjustments

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