Zeroing A Red Dot Reflex Scope With Laser Bore Sight
Zeroing a red dot scope with a laser bore sight is a process that involves aligning the scope's reticle (red dot) with the laser dot projected by the bore sight in order to accurately aim the firearm.
The following is a step-by-step guide to help you zero your red dot scope with a laser bore sight:
Attach the bore sight to the muzzle of the firearm. Make sure the bore sight is securely attached and turned on.
Position the firearm in a stable and secure location, such as a shooting bench or sandbags.
Look through the scope and adjust the windage and elevation turrets (the knobs on the top and right side of the scope) until the red dot is aligned with the laser dot projected by the bore sight. It's important to adjust the scope while looking through it to ensure the alignment is accurate.
Take your firearm to the range, set up a target and confirm your zero by firing a few rounds at the target. It's important to use the same ammunition you intend to use for hunting or competition.
Make any necessary adjustments to the windage and elevation turrets based on the point of impact of your shots. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your shots are hitting the center of the target.
It's important to keep in mind that bore sighting should only be used as a rough starting point, and that final zeroing should always be done by firing live rounds at a target. It's also important to check your zero regularly, especially if your firearm is exposed to changes in temperature or humidity, as these can affect your scope's zero.
Additionally, it's highly recommend to use a secure and sturdy mount for your scope, as a loose mount can cause your zero to shift over time.
What Distance Should You Zero A Red Dot Reflex Scope?
The distance at which you should zero a red dot reflex scope depends on the intended use of the firearm.
For close-range engagements, such as home defense or shooting in tight spaces, it's common to zero the scope at a distance of 25 yards. This allows for quick and easy target acquisition at close ranges while still allowing for some accuracy at longer distances.
For medium-range engagements, such as hunting or target shooting, it's common to zero the scope at a distance of 50 yards. This allows for a balance of accuracy and versatility, as the scope will be zeroed for both close and medium-range engagements.
For long-range engagements, such as long-range target shooting or hunting, it's common to zero the scope at a distance of 100 yards or more. This allows for maximum accuracy at longer distances, but may make close-range engagements more difficult.
Ultimately, the distance at which you should zero your red dot reflex scope will depend on your specific needs and the intended use of the firearm. If you're unsure of what distance to zero your scope at, it's best to start at a shorter distance and work your way out, as this will make it easier to make adjustments as you go.