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5 Tips for Sighting in Your Rifle (featured article)

If you are "chasing your shot" with the recticles of a scope, you will have to move the windage and elevation screws opposite of how you might think. As was mentioned earlier, when the gun is held firmly, or in a vice, you will see the cross-hairs move when you crank the screws. If you "chase the shots", mark them well on the paper, and visually crank your cross-hairs until they line up with your impact holes on the target. This being said, there are "kinda" two ways to accomplish scope sight-ins. Bottom line is to match bore with scope.Or, scope with bore.

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5 Tips for Sighting in Your Rifle (featured article)

Bought a new 6-18x50 today I never new what I missing. Anyone had any experience with the banner series from Bushnell.

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I had a Banner 3x9x40 before my Leupold . It was good , was always on, just not enough low light transmission. I use look thru barrel method to get on paper then 3-4 @ 50 to bore site then out to 100 and 200. My REM700 30-06 is sghted in @ 200yrd zero, 1 3/4" - 2 1/4" @ 100 depending on size165-180. I've had a heck of a time getting Barnes loads on, but now they are looking pretty sweet. I'll just have to re-sight for elk after muleies this year.

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5 Tips for Sighting in Your Rifle (featured article)

I have a Banner Dusk/Dawn 3 -9 x 50 on my 22 mag. I tried it on my 270 to see if it would handle the recoil and it did with no problem. I removed it and put my 3-9 x 38 WA Bushnell Scopechief back on the 270.
In my opinion Bushnell has the best optics of all the scope manufacturers or I would simply buy the one that did, regardless of price.

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Too many people believe the more money you spend the better you get but In my opinion bushnell is right there with the best. One shot that bear didn't have time to death moan she dropped right where she was standing straight through the neck, through the lung and out the right shoulder never new what hit her. Thumbs up

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5 Tips for Sighting in Your Rifle (featured article)

My take:
To sight in scope initially, I look through the scope with both eyes open and "aim" at a fence post about 50 Yards away. Adjust the scope to roughly line up with the post, then I take it to my backyard and sight in at about 45 yards. When I hit the bull, I use a target at 200. Set it to 1" high at that range and you have the gun sighted from 0-300 for Moose!!
My fee..... "You shoot a moose, I get some meat"!! Works every time so far and I never had a year without Moose Meat when back surgery prevented me from hunting!

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5 Tips for Sighting in Your Rifle (featured article)

When we take hunters on trips we always make then resight, josteled firearms in transport, Humidit and other weather conditions also can effect ones zero, not to mention the guy who " yea i sighted in in last spring" but hadnt shot it or the common "its ok , i had it bore sighted" are all common issues we see guiding hunters. Most common, is simpley flat out not practicing or only practicing from a bench and not actual hunting situations.

I have another tip to sort of add to Dons tape tip. I take a roll of electrical tape and with a razor cut all the way around the tape as deep as possible about 5/8 of a inch apart. So when i need to cover holes in a target it peals off in 5/8 squares and no having to cut the tape or pull it apart. Can see the black small squares in your scope and if you fire through it it simpley makes another clean hole in it

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5 Tips for Sighting in Your Rifle (featured article)

All good advice on sighting in. One item I might add is to check how your rifle shots with a hot barrel, a cold barrel, a freshly cleaned and oiled barrel, and a dry barrel (no oil in barrel). Many rifles do not shoot the same place with a cold barrel as when hot. Sighting in is with a hot barrel. That one shot at a deer is with a cold barrel. Sighting in is also with a dirty barrel. (Usually 5-10 shots before finished sighting in). If you clean and oil your barrel before going hunting, then your first shot is going to be with a clean and oiled barrel, not the same as you sighted in with. Of course sight in with the same ammunition you will be hunting with. Bottom line is know your equipment!

Ike

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Re: 5 Tips for Sighting in Your Rifle (featured article)

My son bought a 300 wby mag last year, took all year to get to dead zero. We bore sighted barrel sighted, then 25 yards 2 shots each, moved to 100 yards same thing. Finaly after several trips and a sore arm we got it dialed in. The problem with that gun is after I shoot it I have relearn how to settle down on the 06 or even the 243 so I dont shoot it after I helped. I think it is all in my head because it dosent kick that bad but it bucks like a bucking mule, so I just stay away.

james

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Has anyone one had any luck

Has anyone one had any luck using one of the laser bore sighters to get dialed in quicker? I tried it once and had a hell of a time trying to get it. I had to use the old fashioned method of looking through the bore and getting on the paper that way.

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