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Sight in your scope

I have given this tip to a dozen people this week. It will save you a ton of ammo. If you don't have a bore sighter of access to one, get a big cardboard box, cut V's in the top that the rifle will sit in nicely, remove the bolt. Find a target, 100 yards away, sight down the bore, tilt box, rifle to target, make sure it doesn't move, adjust scope to the same target. check to see if the rifle is still on, then check the scope again. This will put you on paper at 100 yards.

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I NEED instructios for a bushnell truescope bore sighter # 74-4001t's your problem?


install proper caliber pilot, install bore sighter big end towards the scope, tighten set screw on the machined part calber pilot. align holizontal line with the horizontal line on your scope. make your adjustments to zero your scope by clicking the up and down or right to left adjustments. it's really easy after you do it once.

Aug 02, 2012 | Hardware & Accessories

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i have a redhead pursuit bore sighter when i try to bore sight my grand sons 22 it does non seat very tight when you attach it to the bore just a slight movement it does a 360


I have the same bore sighter and to fix your problem is easy. Wrap some TEFLON TTAPE (plumbers tape), it'll tighten it. Hope it solves your problem.

Sep 23, 2011 | Sport & Outdoor - Others

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I purchased the scope from US. After mounting to a Tikka super varmit I bore sighted it using a Bushnell Bore Sighter. I have been unable to get the elevation to 600 metres as it stops at 400 metres on the sighter. Can you assist please. Kind regards **** Letcford


easy this one!!!! undo the eye end of the scope and slip under the scope 3 strips or so of 35mm film then nip the scope back down this will lift the point of aim well above what you need,,,
do your self a faver though,,,throw away that bore sighter,,,and bore sight the scope at 100yds first,
but clamp the gun in a gun vice when sighting it in,,,,you need to get rid of all the wobbely bits first?
gess whats the bigest wobbley bit,,,,yep,,,,,you are!

Oct 06, 2010 | Nikon 624x50SF Matte Nikoplex Monarch...

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try to ajust up and it shoots side to side


I have given this tip to a dozen people this week. It will save you a ton of ammo. If you don't have a bore sighter of access to one, get a big cardboard box, cut V's in the top that the rifle will sit in nicely, remove the bolt. Find a target, 100 yards away, sight down the bore, tilt box, rifle to target, make sure it doesn't move, adjust scope to the same target. check to see if the rifle is still on, then check the scope again. This will put you on paper at 100 yards.

Feb 17, 2010 | Simmons Optics

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i aser bore sight my Bushnell banner. I need to


if it is verry tight back it off a little bit you dont want to break the seal.i have never been a big fan of the laser bore sighters.i have had a cpl and both were inaccurate.BSA makes a good bore sighter for 49 bucks.try a cpl shots with it and find out how far you are truely off.remember 1 click is 1/4 inch.in 100 yrds.in the army we had all the ammo we needed to sight our rifles in.but here in the real world with ammo prices so high a good bore sighter is the way to go.

Oct 19, 2009 | Bushnell Velocity Speed Gun

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