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Old 05-21-2018, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default Universal Bore Sight

Does anyone know of any universal bore sights that work well?

Different ones are available, like this for example
https://www.opticsplanet.com/yukon-s...boresight.html

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Old 05-21-2018, 07:53 PM   #2
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I've been using my Bushnell universal laser bore sighter for many years. It's never let me down and it wasn't too bad on the plastic (don't know why folks still say wallet these days).

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Thanks.

Like this one?
https://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-7401...tag=files05-20
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Yep. Except for the white looking arbors depicted. I've had mine for quite some time.
Easy to use if you can follow directions. Unsure as to why some less than great reviews.
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Ive fiddled with those down the bore sights for years and I've noticed they also sometimes make them in green.. I wonder which is better: red or green for bore sight lasers?
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Bore sights? Always thought they were a waste of money if you are sighting a scope in. Maybe for rough sight alignment on builds I guess? If you are sighting in just take the first shot, move the scope to the POI, take another shot, do the same. Total of 8 rounds to sight in an AES10B and AR15 yesterday with a couple of follow up shots to verify.
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I bought one of the 7.62x39 cartridge style lasers to adjust the iron sights on my first AK. it was so poorly made it hit the bore - didn't even clear the muzzle - complete garbage.
then I tried one of the tapered universal muzzle lasers. The first one didn't work. The second one has been useful for years & fits many calibers.
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Ive fiddled with those down the bore sights for years and I've noticed they also sometimes make them in green.. I wonder which is better: red or green for bore sight lasers?
Green is easier to see in brighter conditions.
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Green is better, easier to see outdoors or at distance.
But also not as many options, and none of them are cheap.
I've used the Bushnell setup, my Dad liked it so much I gave it to him, and bought another online. I use mine indoors in the shop so about 5 or 6 yards is the furthest I can set mine up. But usually gets me on paper at the range.

The two biggest problems with any universal bore sight is how straight your crown or muzzle device is. And how well it's collimated. The second bore sight I bought was WAY off from the first. I could put the first one in a barrel and rotate it and it'd make a circle about an inch or two in diameter, the second one was four times the size. I sent it back.

if you can pull the muzzle device easily like an AK that helps. When I use one, I rotate it 360 degrees and leave it at the highest point. That'll get your windage as close as you can get. Elevation is trickier if using it indoors, I have some dots on the far wall I put up using an AK already sighted in. A red dot is where my sights should fall, the black dot is where the bore sighter should hit.
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I bought one of the bullet style bore sighters. Put it in the lathe and adjusted it to center-it was off a little. Got it in the gun and the battery went dead. Couldn't find the proper batteries so that one is in the drawer gathering dust.
Got one of the in the barrel ones with the different mandrels for different bores. I put a 12"x12" patch of reflective silver on a piece of wood and hang it on the end shutter on my house. At dusk I can follow the dot from 70 yards to the reflective patch and align the dot with the POA in the scope. It is close when I get to the range.
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