Skip to comments.FR Gun Club: Sighting In A New Rifle
Posted on 12/08/2008 9:26:18 PM PST by Neil E. Wright
1. Shiny new, high-powered deer rifle..............$ 1,200.00
2. Quality, high-powered scope........................$ 550.00
3. Bore sighting device.....................................$ 140.00
4. Hospital Visit......................$ 4,893.00
5. Forgetting to remove the bore sighting device prior to actually shooting? Disastrous
Great advice for a bolt rifle. However, how do you propose accomplishing that feat on a BLR, Models 94, 36, 71 or Rem semi-auto? There are others that I did not mention for time’s sake.
I’m a gunsmith and use the exact laser boresighter pictured. The failure of that shooter to follow proper gun safety procedure was the cause of that flowering barrel. Calling the inanimate object a “wretched thing” is kinda like blaming the spoon for Rosie O’Donuts yard wide backside.
I believe the shooter in that case was okay and think that someone hyped up the story with the addition of the emergency patient on the litter.
I’ll keep that in mind, thanks. I have a .308 I picked up used and haven’t taken out to the range yet.
would seem to alleviate *some* of the backpressure if an ijudt forgets to remove it...still WOW...
Well, speaking for myself, I don’t put scopes on lever guns, so that hasn’t been a problem, and all other rifles which are not bolt guns (Contender, AR-15, falling block) all seem to allow me access in one way or another. I can hit most anything I want to out to 200 yards with the iron sights on a BLR and once I owned a BLR, I never brought the Win94 out of the cabinet again.
The only rifle where it might one day be an issue for me is a M1A.
I think such widgets are just a distraction. It is so easy to sight in a scope either by direct bore sighting, or by starting on paper at 25 yards, that I’m really at a loss why they sell so well. I’d rather put that $140 into a new trigger group or into better glassware... or a chrony... or (insert any one of a zillion other shooting expenditures)
I reckoned that would be pretty obvious...
Lots of folks put glass on levers because their eyes are weaker than they were when they were young.
There’s an easy explanation for why use a laser boresighter: I can boresight a rifle in my shop in less that 5 minutes. Not one round of ammo expended. It’s a no-brainer for me.
I agree on the BLR. It’s ten times the firearm than a 94.
For you, it is a money-making tool. You’re charging for your time and the more high-dollar work you can get done in a set period of time, the better. So for you, I understand the use of it.
For the average joe... I just don’t see how it is the best use of money or even a good use of money. Most shooters would benefit a lot more from putting the money into ammo and shooting more.
That's the way I was taught to do it.
I have wondered also about the attraction. I have concluded two things. People think they are saving ammo and many have had a bad experience where they got the scope mounted so poorly that it wouldn’t hit paper at 25 yards. Just MHO.
Thanks. It’s such a simple and accurate technique that I cannot believe people would spend good money on a laser gizmo when they would be better off spending it on ammunition.
Was this a M107 SPG?
The detonated about 5 or so feet from the muzzle due to a problem with the fuse, although I do not know exactly what it was. Peeled it back just like what was shown here. We thought the crew were all dead, but the Lord was with them that night. I have found other instances of the same thing happening with similar circumstances. Yes, this as a M107, although we changed out tubes frequently going from 8 in (M110) to 175 mm (M107) and back.
Agreed. And I also agree that the average Joe can boresight their bolt gun without the gadget. However, American guys are gadget guys and American gun guys are the most gadgetty of all. Ain’t America great?!??!??!
Same procedure I use, except I usually go ahead and start with the target at 100. 95% of the time I’ll be on paper with the first shot. Helps to have a really good front rest and rear bag.
“Shoot once, adjust the scope to put the crosshairs on the hole. Lather, rinse, repeat. You should be pretty much on within three shots.”
Yep. Never fails.
Why they do this, I don't know. But always, always, ALWAYS make sure the bore is clear before you fire it for the first time.
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that’s why I use an Aimshot
goes in the chamber...
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