AR-15 Rifle Scope 4 X 32 Bore Sighting How To ?
Ron in Houston
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The old school way is to open your gun and look down the bore. Adjust so you can see a distant bullseye down your barrel, then move your scope turrets to approximately the same place. Get on the paper and adjust at a longer distance.
If you couln't even hit a large piece of paper at 25 yards with 40 rounds, something else is wrong.
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Thanks in advance...
I also purchased a Sitelite SL-100 Mag Laser bore sighter which can do all calibers and shotguns and includes a scope leveling adapter. It includes ballistic target software to print a calibrated laser target but I wanted to know why as well as just bore sight it.
In the end an AR platform in .223 or 5.56 with a 16 to 20 inch barrel and a shortish zero (say 50m to 100m) is going to be pretty cooperative out to 300m to 400m with iron sights for most shooters. When you start aiming for 500m to 600m; ranges where most people are really going to start wanting a scope or other optic, you need to start looking at principles, techniques, and equipment that long range shooters are using. Especially when realize that the small and light .223/5.56 can start getting erratic at longer distances anyhow.
My advice; if you want to mount a scope on your AR and shoot at longer ranges; rather that messing with carry handle mounts, get a flat-top receiver. They're not terribly expensive or hard to swap out and you'll be MUCH happier with the end result. Good luck!
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