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Bore Sighting your riflescope with your rifle will allow you to quickly and more accurately “zero in” or “sight in” your riflescope to the correct shooting distance. You will always need to shoot a test group of shots after you bore sight your riflescope to your rifle. Bore sighting your riflescope will reduce wasting ammunition when targeting in your rifle during test shooting.
Example Problem: You have a newly mounted zoom power riflescope on a rifle and aim at a target 100 yards away. You aim for the center of the target with the scope and fire for the first time, but you see no impact on the target in the view of the scope. If you where not able to see were the bullet actually landed then you would need to guess how you need to adjust the scopes windage and elevation on the next shot. You would need to continue shooting multiple test shots and adjusting the scope until the actual impact of the bullet comes into view of the scope. This will waste time and ammunition.
Why Does this Happen? A newly mounted riflescope’s actual zero point on a rifle is unknown due to many variables; type of scope base, height of mounting rings, type of rifle, type of ammunition, etc.
Solution: The Barska® Bore Sighter Kit will allow you to sight your riflescope with your rifle so that when test firing you will only have to make very fine adjustments and waste very little ammunition.
Firearm Safety Warning: Secure your rifle to a suitable support that will allow you to safely work on the rifle. Always make sure your rifle is unloaded and the chamber is clear. Make sure the rifles safety is on. The bore sighting procedure requires no shooting or bullets. Always handle a firearm as if it where loaded. When bore sighting your rifle always have the rifle pointed in a safe direction.
Note: To ensure the best performance make sure your riflescope is mounted correctly using scope rings and a rifle base designed for your scope and rifle.
1. Attach The bore sighter To Firearm Muzzle Select the appropriate bore arbor from the kit by selecting caliber indicated next to each arbor and insert the end of the arbor with brass hinge into the bore sighter. Hand tighten the locking screw to attach firmly the bore sighter (Fig. 1 and 2) Insert the other end of the stud into the muzzle (Fig. 3).