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Author Topic: Scope Tutorial: How to Choose, Mount, Sight, & Improve Shooting Skills  (Read 3631 times)

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How to Choose A Rifle Scope

Understand scope terminology and function to help you choose the best scope for your needs.
Gunsmithing - How to Choose A Rifle Scope Presented by Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA

How To Select A Variable Power Scope
I like a little higher power scope than is recommended in this video at various ranges, but this is a good breakdown of what's available to help you decide what's best for you.
How To Select A Variable Power Scope


Riflescope Mounting Video Tutorial
This is good info with some great tips on how to get the job done.

Riflescope Mounting Tutorial - Part 1
Riflescope Mounting Tutorial - Part 1


Riflescope Mounting Tutorial - Part 2
Riflescope Mounting Tutorial - Part 2
« Last Edit: March 06, 2014, 12:06:09 PM by bearpaw »
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Re: Riflescope Mounting Tutorial & Other Info
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 11:33:49 AM »
How to Bore Sight a Rifle Scope the Old Fashioned Way
This is very easy method that will get you on paper before firing your gun, I use this method all the time, no bore sighting tool is needed. The first video uses a gun vice and the second video is in the field without a gun vice. The third video is a two shot method that works well for semi-autos or to check a gun that is already close. Once sighted in exactly how you want at 100 or 200 yards you may want to shoot twice more for a 3 shot group to confirm your sighting and check how good of group you can shoot with your gun.


Using a gun vice at home
Gunsmithing - How to Boresight a Rifle Scope the Old Fashion Way


Sighting on the range without a gun vice.
HOW TO BORE SIGHT A RIFLE


How to Sight-In with Two Shots
Bolt Action - After bore sighting your rifle this method can be used to finish sighting at the range.
Semi-Auto - Because you can't look down the barrel to bore sight semi-auto rifles use this method first at 25 yards with your semi-auto. After sighting at 25 yards move the target to 100 yards and repeat the process.
[/b] Sight In Your Rifle in Two Shots
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The previous videos should have helped you understand scopes and shooting with them much better at short to medium ranges. There are more videos which are more complex to help understand longer range shooting, these may or may not be interesting for you to watch.

Watch the Long Range Shooting Videos: (to be posted soon)
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