I paid over $2/rd locally to shoot and sight in my 6.5 Grendel this weekend.
Gotta use every trick I know to get it sighted without wasting a lot of ammo.
I haven’t seen too many write ups on this subject, so I thought I’d share.
Here’s how I do it. This can save at least several rounds.
This is the most critical step, make sure your optic is properly mounted.
Buy a bore sight laser. I like the Sightmark Triple Duty Universal.
I have the red laser and haven’t had any issues using it in bright daylight.
There have been reviews stating the opposite, but it’s been fine for me.
If you are worried about it, spend the extra money and get the green.
This bore sight attaches on the end of the barrel with a magnet.
It has a cone that centers in the barrel for exact alignment.
The cone slides in and out of the bore sight to fit most calibers.
Using this will get you close to zero on paper at 25 yards.
Fine tuning will be required. But you’ve already saved a few rounds.
But don’t start shooting yet, keep reading.
- Use this trick to save even more ammo.
Measure from the center line of your optic to the center line of your barrel.
Use this measurement to mark directly below the bulls-eye on the target.
Most folks will say to use the measurement above to mark your target.
I think that would still have you shooting high when you start dialing it in.
My theory, and I haven’t tried it yet, but it makes sense to me.
Since 25 yards is 1/4 of 100 yards, subtract 1/4 of your measurement.
Example, if your measurement was 2.35" then multiply by .75 equals 1.76".
You would measure down from the bulls-eye 1.76" and mark it.
Once the target is marked, point the bore sight at the mark you made.
Sight the scope to the bulls-eye. That should be it and it should be close.
Again, fine tuning will be required, and you’ve saved a few more rounds.
Remember to remove the bore sight before you start shooting. LoL.
Have fun and stay safe.
What do y’all think? If it saves $15-20 ammo, why not try it, right?
Post more tips and tricks if you got em.
Edited the example to what my center line measurement was.