I’m betting a lot of you received either a new scope or firearm, and you need to do some sighting in. Whether you have a new laser sight for a Springfield XD or a Red Dot Sight for your rifle, sighting in is both necessary and important to get right. While you can do it the old fashioned way and spend a fair bit of money on extra ammunition, using a laser bore sight is really the way to go. You’ll still need to take a few shots, but at least you can get on paper before spending some brass.
Since saving money is key, and I know many of you own more than one firearm, a universal laser bore sight is a fantastic way to go. Unlike a traditional bore sight that only fits a particular caliber gun, a universal bore sight like the SightMark Triple Duty can be used on a wide variety of guns to get you on target. You can see it in action in the video above.
The Triple Duty is magnetic, and attaches to the end of the barrel quickly and easily. You simply snap it on, line up the holes with your barrel and turn it on. After that you can adjust your new scope or sight so you’re very close to on target.
One thing that’s very cool if you’re considering the Triple Duty is that it comes in either a red or green laser. If you want to get on paper a little further away or you’re in brighter conditions (maybe an outdoor shooting range) the green laser will show up better and be easier to see.
NOTE: A laser bore sight won’t actually sight your gun in all the way. You still need to take a few shots. It will get you on paper, and it might even get you pretty close, but you’ll still need to shoot a few times to have your new rifle scope perfectly sighted in.
For maximum efficiency and effectiveness you’ll want a nice stable platform while you sight in, such as a gun vice, shooting rest or bipod. A vice is often the best, as it will really keep your firearm steady, but bipods are usually effective as well. For a bit more on bore sights, check out our How to Choose a Laser Bore Sight page on OpticsPlanet.com. It has a ton of great info on the types of things to look for and expect from a laser bore sight. You can be certain the SightMark Triple Duty will give you the kind of performance you need.