After buying a rifle scope, your first and prime work will be Zeroing it. To acquire an accurate target, you need a perfect rifle scope. In this article, I will discuss How to zero a rifle scope.
There are a ton of rifle scope in the market nowadays. But which will be good enough for you? The prime thing is if you know which will be so perfect for scoping. Then you can compare by doing zero a rifle scope even without buying one.
So, now I will tell you how to zero a scope without firing with step by step guide.
Pre-Zero Process to do:
At first, you have to install the scope with your gun correctly. While doing this is not a hard job. Right! I don’t know about you. It’s easy for me. 😊
All you need these things:
- Torque wrench.
- Bubble levels.
- Cleaning Patches.
- Rubbing alcohol.
- Screwdriver bits and a coin.
- Blue Loctite.
Use that cleaning patches and soaked into the rubbing alcohol and clean the area of that installation. An unusual amount of dust can be hard for you to find the perfect level for the scope.
Screw the rings, but don’t be so hard with those to tightening. When you are assuring that all the part of that scope is tight enough, then go for the level’s adjustment. You can use a caliper to understand the elevation. If you find rifle is leveled up. Then it’s time to tighten all the screw gently to grip the scope level.
To check the right level, use a bubble level, and leave the rifle for one night at least to let Loctite itself.
How to zero a rifle scope?
1. Visual Bore sight for zeroing
This process is the century-old method. It has been used to zero a rifle scope effectively. This method is so simple. You won’t need any kind of device to do visual bore sighting. But you have to be very disciplined and patient for doing this.
First of all, place your rifle scope in a steady position. You can use gun rest for best practice. Whatever you use, be aware your rifle should be regular in position.
Take out the bolt from the rifle and try to look through the middle of the bore, let your one eye open. Mark a target around 100 yards range also try to see with bore eyes. Now the best part. Don’t move your rifle and try to understand the goal through your rifle scope. If it will ok too, you now run the scope gradually. Now the last part is tighter the rifle knobs through the cross hair. Now you are good to go.
2. Zero a rifle scope with laser bore sight.
You can make an idea with the title. Yes, laser rays will help you to zero your rifle scope. I suggest it when you have less time to do your rifle scope zero. Professionals also use this process. Ow yeah, I like it because it will give you 100% accuracy.
There can be some error with the process visual bore sighting, but in this laser bore sight. There will be zero error.
The process is to attach the laser to your arbor. It can be fit in the muzzle also. It comes with a different shape to put it in different places. If it looks like a bullet shape, then you should attach it to the gun chamber. If it looks like a mounted shape, then you should connect it to the end of the barrel.
Attached! Now follow the direction of the light, and you will find an endpoint. Look through the scope and adjust the windage to move the cross hair. Fix the exact point, and you are done.
3. Zero your gun rifle scope with Optic Bore sight.
It’s a device like a laser bore sight also. It has a fixed point to attach to your rifle barrel. Make sure the leans and the bore sight are in parallel. See-through the grid of the lens and adjust the cross-hair in the middle of that grid.
In this method, you need to be more careful than the upper process. If the middle of that grid can see the perfect target point. Then you are good enough to go.
4. Do zero-gun rifle scope with magnetic bore sight
This one also a simple and effective device to bore sight your rifle scope. Like the name, a strong magnet will help you to hold the device with the gun’s muzzle. The main pro of this process is you can match it with any kinds of gauges and caliber. You don’t have to attach anything to follow this method. Just read the manual which comes with this product.
Did the scope mount or not?
This is also an important task to check that your scope is mounted or not. It’s so crucial because it will help you to take the correct and accurate aim.
No worry about the rifle expenses. Provided that it is not mounted accurately, then there is no use of this. And make sure you are done all the job correctly without messing up the precision of the rifle.
1. Use a suitable laser.
A suitable laser is the backbone of your rifle for the process of zeroing. Though there are so many ways. But if you want to zero your scope without using any ammunition and quickly. This is one of the most suggested gadgets if you’re going to do the pro shooting.
Sometimes it will be more preferable to consider some scope with having a good laser build-in. Most of the Scopes above 500$ have these features.
2. Adjust and stabilize your rifle position
Make sure that you use a sandbag to stabilize your rifle. So, the wind would not move it an inch. When you are targeting your target, this will be the most crucial part to consider.
Zeroing a rifle scope and the process are very to person to person’s comfort zone. It depends on you which method and which device are available for you to do the job done quickly. I hope how to sight a gun will be an easy task for you after reading this article.