Anyone have any "trade" secrets they use. Either with or with out a vise/shooting bench, or bore sighting...just curious to see if there is a sure fire way that you may use, or that works for you
+1 this is an excellent way to sight in with very few shots and the way I sight in, normally alone though. You must make sure rifle is solid on target, then while looking through scope turn the elevation and/or windage to put crosshairs on bullet hole.One or Two shot Zero
. . . Reset as if to shoot again, keep the gun firmly in position with the cross hairs still on the target dot.
DO NOT move the gun.
Have your helper adjust the cross hairs as you coach him/her until they line up dead on your bullet hole...it can be enlarged a tiny bit with a marker if it's hard to see . . .
Forgot an important part.
Each time you adjust the Scopes tap the scope rings several times with a chunk of wood to help the scope adjust. Seriously.
I sighted one in today. Rough sight in took 11 rounds, six more fine tuned it.
Well clean as in powder fouling...i just seen a show a few weeks ago, maybe guns n ammo?...at any rate they had an Army sniper school instructor talking about removing copper/lead from the bore...they did a study on accuracy on metal build up, and if I recall right they only run copper solvent through their weapons approximately every 1000 rounds...dont quote me on this exact number, but it was up there pretty high. Which I was really surprised.....The Very First Step...START WITH A CLEAN BORE!
And make sure its clean! Sounds simple right? You'd be surprised how many people over look this.
no what they found was if you remove the copper it takes 30 or 40 shots to keep a consistent group...its on guns and ammo...show # 4...maybe im not explaining it correctly...look it up....but then again it was the Army...im USMC...so it wouldnt surprise me if they messed it up...lol...no seriously it makes senseI'll bet the guys who scored highest on the course are the ones who ignored that instructors advice!
Agreed. After zeroing in, I never clean the bore until after the season is over.Every darn gun I own (Other than those with polygonal rifling) shoots better after running 50 rounds through it if it was just cleaned. Many of my rimfires start grouping best after 200.........
No argument there but I am not looking for .000 size groups for score and changing my barrel every 1-2 thousand rounds either.You would have a hard time selling that advice to anyone shooting on a benchrest circuit. :lol: