22LR Bore Sighting?

Discussion in 'Other Guns' started by FOUR4D4, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Would it be worth it to have a 22 bore sighted? My one trip to the range i tried to get my shots on paper I fired high & low,left and right and could not even get it on paper. With the price of 22 ammo i think it would be silly.What i would like to know would it be worth it Thank You

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  2. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    What distance where you shooting at ?? I would say if you can, get closer to start. 25 yards is a good place to start to get it on paper. Use the biggest target you can get. I've cut up a big cardboard box before and put it up to see were I was at.
     

  3. hombre243

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    Bore sighting a 22

    I have a BSA bore sighting tool for all calibers from .17 to .50; also some shotgun gauges but I am not sure which. I boresight every rifle I have several times a year and it is a snap. For 60 bucks or so it is worth the money in ammo savings alone, let alone the savings in frustration. I got it because I swap scopes a lot because I need a longer eye relief on some guns than on others and if I have to change scopes I also need to bore sight.

    Here's a picture of what I have...works great.
     

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  4. lingr

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    Bore sighting kit is definitely worth the money. You may still have to fine tune it at the range but it will get you on the paper to see where you're at.
     
  5. FOUR4D4

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    I was at maybe 50 yards I will make it to the range and try 25 yards.Bsa bore sights for $60 i might have to lookin to that
     
  6. hombre243

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    Bore Sighter Kit

    Well worth the money. It adds a level of confidence and as you mentioned it gets you on paper.

    I use the bore sighter and I know I will be somewhere on the paper at 50 yards. I print my targets on 8 1/2 X 11 print paper (smaller than a standard target size) and even at 50 yards, I am on, first shot. (I don't do much 22 shooting at 100 yards so I can't comment on that.)
     
  7. oldbrass

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    does that rig break down like an AR? If so break it down, put the upper on a bench/sofa whatever and look down the bore then look thru the scope, should get you close enuf to hit paper at 50 feet.
     
  8. Hyphenated

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    SWO1 nailed this. Get as close to the paper as you can. It's cheaper than $60.
     
  9. FOUR4D4

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    Yes it does
     
  10. hombre243

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    Range Rules rule

    Speaking for myself, my range does not allow rifles on pistol range targets. The bore sighter is the way to go. I bore sight in the mancave and then go to the range and finish adjusting. No holes in that theory, just on paper.:D
     
  11. Hyphenated

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    My range does not want you to be a regular customer at the pistol range with your .30-06. However, they don't mind you taking a few shots to sight in as necessary. I've got nothing against bore sight kits. I guess I'm just cheap.