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Hit Your Mark with Laser Bore Sights

Updated on February 26, 2014

Zeroing-In on your Target

If you are into sport shooting and hunting then you know the hassles of having to sight in your weapon. Sighting in your weapon with the use of a laser bore sight makes the entire process much easier. The term "sighting-in" or "zeroing-in" typically means that the shooter is trying to alight their optics with their bullets trajectory. The end goal when using a laser bore sight is to ensure that your shot placement is as precise as possible.

The process typically starts by inserting the bore sight into the chamber of your gun. The laser that comes from the bore sight is then projected through the barrel of your gun so that it projects onto a surface in the distance. These items come in handy when you are setting up your scopes and optics because all you really have to do is make sure that the laser matches up with the red dot on your scope. If you are doing this with a reticle scope then, you would want the laser to be dead center on your crosshairs. This is not going to get you right on the money the first time, but using a laser bore sight to pre align your sights before honing in on the exact trajectory definitely saves you a lot of time.

When you are initially setting up your optics you should stand about 25-40 yards away so that you can get the image on the paper. The reason that I do not recommend any further (initially) is because you might have some trouble locating the laser if it is a bright day. Once your eyes have been trained to focus on the laser and you become familiar with the bore sighted I would say you could move a bit further. Once you are at you're specified distance all you have to do is slide the bore sight into the gun and take aim.

**It should be noted that the laser projects in a straight line, but bullets do not travel in a straight line. This means that you cannot expect a bullet to hit exactly where the laser bore sight projects. It will however, help you get close to where you need to be.

At a Glance

  • Save money on ammo
  • Quick & Easy Setup
  • Uses 3 LR-41 Batteries
  • Made of High Quality Brass

Save Money on Ammo

There are very few things that bother me more than wasting money. It is one of the main reasons that I purchased one of these laser bore sights. If I continued to sight in my optics the old fashioned way I would be waiting some money on the ammo. It is not a lot of money, but it adds up!

I purchased a few of these bore sights to see if they would help and bow was I pleasantly surprised. A friend of mine has his 9MM Carbine so we decided to try to sight in that weapon first. When I pulled it out of the packaging, the first thing that I took notice of was how easy it was to setup. This item only requires 3 LR-41 batteries (but it came with 4). It was made with a high quality casing that was made of brass. The laser bore sight slid right into place and we were ready to get started on sighting in the red dot scope that we had on the 9MM. I quickly calibrated this weapon and made sure to test it out a 30, 40, and then 45 yards.

After that one was sighted in, we decided to test out the .223 REM Laser Bore Sight on our .223 bolt action rifle. The packaging was almost identical and it (again) came with 4 LR-41 batteries, even though it only needs 3. Everyone of us was pleased because these batteries are not at all expensive in case we needed to buy some more.

Overall I would say that I was thoroughly satisfied with my new found shooting accessories. They were not expensive at all and they helped me cut down on the waste of ammo. Whether you have an AK, SKS (7.62x39 Bore Sight), a Carbine (9MM Bore sight), or a 5.56 NATO (.223REM Bore Sight) I would highly recommend these accessories to help you hit your mark.

A Laser Bore Sight for Every Gun

 
9MM
.223REM
7.62 x 39
Finish
High Quality Brass
High Quality Brass
High Quality Brass
Laser Output
<5mw
<5mw
<5mw
Wave Length
632-650NW
635-655NW
635-655NW
Type
9MM Ammo
.223REM Ammo
7.62 x 39 Ammo

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What are your Opinions?

Would you Use a Laser Bore Sight?

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Save Money on Ammo or Useless Investment?

We would like to know what your thoughts are on the subject. Do you think that using a laser bore sight is a good say for someone to set their sights? So you think that there is a better way to go about this?

I was skeptical at first, but once you realize that the laser is not going to get you right on the money because the trajectory of a bullet is different, it makes everything a lot easier.

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