- Dec 1, 2019
I'd love a good guide to follow.
Depends how close I'm getting. If I punch a hole 3 mils off-center while sighting in a precision rifle, you better be I'm making a sight adjustment instead of wasting two more rounds to confirm that I'm nowhere close. Finding that last click or two is a different story.I have observed folks adjusting a scope after each shot in order to save ammo. A better practice is to fire at least 3 shot groups to be sure you are not chasing flyers.
This is how I do it. Just sighted in my 6CM today in essentially 2 shots. Look through the bore to verify your crosshairs are on the same paper as your boreline, then use the reticle measurements to make adjustments after each single shot. That got me onto a 1” sticker target. After a few 5 shot groups to find my group center, I adjusted up and right 0.1mil each. Easy as pie.I can't believe how many times I've showed people at the range... but it's still a question I never expect because it's so simple.
Pull the bolt, look through the barrel and put it on paper at 25 yards. Adjust scope to match where the bore is pointed. (Lasers are never to be found or are dead when you need them. It's called bore sighting for a reason).
Super simple and quick if you hang a grid target with known measurements and can dial in close in 5 shots or less.
Go to 100. Shoot a few groups while adjusting.
Less than a box of ammo and you're set.