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    Bore Sight

    I'd like to get a bore sight for my AR 15 and don't want to spend a ton on a tool rarely used. Wondering what's the latest and least expensive out there. I just don't want to waste a lot of ammo getting sighted in. I've got an Eotech 516 Holo with no magnifier so I'm not looking at great distances here.

    There's a lot of stuff online and plenty of reviews but frankly I trust you guys a whole lot more.

    Any experience?

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    This one will get you on paper, after that you may need to make some small adjustments at the range. The on/off switch is not the best and tends to act up, but other than that I doubt you'll find a better bore sight for the money.

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    I bought a Centerpoint set from Walmart for $40 that will do from .17 - .50 cal.. works great for my needs and even has my Mossberg dead on from 100 yards. It looks pretty similar to the one above except that the barrel inserts on mine are rubber and adjust inside of the bore when you twist the sighter in to the right.

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    I've got one just like jr612. Think I paid $30 or so for it at Walmart and it's worked just fine to get several rifles on paper.
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    I ordered one from Amazon.com....I think it's a Brownell's or Bushnell....starts with a B....can't remember the name for the life of me...it's around here somewhere. Anyways, it cost me $30 with free shipping, and it was well worth it. Does .17-.50, as well as 20 and 12 gauge shotguns, and the on/off switch is the entire front half. To turn it on, screw down, turn it off, screw up. Simple as that. I used it to zero in the new scope on my Mini-14, and doublecheck the zero on my dad's .22 Hornet Ruger 77/22. If I were you, just go onto amazon.com, type in laser boresighter, and find one that's the cheapest price with the highest ratings. That's what I did, and I couldn't be happier about it.
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    I have an optical boresighter and a laser boresighter with a mandrel set, but the one I use is the Sightmark magnetic boresight.

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    Not trying to be a smart arse. But. Back in the day before all the bore sighting technology. Bore sighting meant looking down the bore of the rifle at a object. Then. Look thru the scope and see how close the cross hairs lined up where you saw the object thru the bore. Then adjust the scope as necessary. That was bore sighting. Once you got that close. Then you shoot it on paper to dial it in to true zero. No $ spent. Ol school. Just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Toro View Post
    Not trying to be a smart arse. But. Back in the day before all the bore sighting technology. Bore sighting meant looking down the bore of the rifle at a object. Then. Look thru the scope and see how close the cross hairs lined up where you saw the object thru the bore. Then adjust the scope as necessary. That was bore sighting. Once you got that close. Then you shoot it on paper to dial it in to true zero. No $ spent. Ol school. Just saying.
    That works fine on something like a .30 cal and up but not some much on something like a 17hmr.

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    I have the same thing as jr612,not alot of money and it works
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    I just bought the sightmark triple duty boresighter. Just goofing around, I put it in a drill and spun it. The laser dot did not move, stayed concentric. I haven't used it yet, but after the drill experiment I am confident it centers and is concentric. The unit is very well made. It was $50 bucks at amazon.
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