How to Zero a Scope without Firing

Zeroing is one of the primary works that you will need to do after purchasing a riflescope. That is necessary to accurately shoot the riflescope for acquiring your target. Today we will discuss on how to zero a riflescope without shooting.

There are varieties of riflescope available in the market but all of them require zeroing in the same process. Besides, there is multiple ways to zero a riflescope. You can even zero your riflescope without shooting it.

How to Zero a Scope without Firing

Here in below we have described some of the easiest way to zero a riflescope without shooting. So go through the next part of the article to know how to zero a riflescope:

Visual Boresight for zeroing

Visual boresighting is the oldest way of zeroing a riflescope without shooting. It has been used for centuries to zero a riflescope effectively. The process is pretty simple. The interesting fact about visual boresighting is it doesn’t require any devices. Though the method is slightly easy, it requires proper patience and discipline.

Here is how you will use the visual boresight method to zero your riflescope – at first, place the riflescope on a steady position. A gun rest will be the best companion for this purpose. However, you can use sandbags or couple of books too. Whatever you use, make sure that the rifle is steady.

Remove the bolt from the rifle and try to look through the middle of bore with one eye open. Now mark a target at 100 yards and try to see it with the bore. Now don’t move the rifle and try to see the target through the riflescope. Now you can move the scope gradually and tighter the rifle knobs after positioning the target through the crosshair of the riflescope. You are done!

Zeroing with Laser Boresighter

As the name suggest, the laser boresighter is a small device used to zero the riflescope which produce laser rays. The method is known as laser boresighting. This is one of the easiest and fastest ways to zero your riflescope. The professionals also use this method to zero the riflescopes. The biggest advantage of laser boresighting is it provides you a 100% accurate boresighting. There is a chance of some errors in visual boresighting but there is no chance of error in laser boresigthing.

The process is pretty simpler than the visual boresighting. You will need to attach the laser boresighter on your arbor. However, the device can also fit in the muzzle of your rifle. However, it basically depends on the shape of the boresighter as it comes in different structure. If it comes in a bullet shape then you will need to attach at in the gun chamber. Besides, if it comes in a mounted shape then you will need to fix it in an extreme end of the barrel.

After attaching it, see the direction of the laser light and find the end point of it. Now see through your scope and adjust the elevation and windage to move the crosshair in the exact point. You are done!

Zeroing with Optic Boresighter

The optic boresighter is another device as like as the laser boresighter to zero your riflescope. It needs to be attached in the barrel of your riflescope to do so. Make sure that the lens of the boresigher is in line with the scope. Look through the lens grid and adjust the cross hair on match the middle of the grid. You are done now. This process will require a little more carefulness than the above procress as you will need to do tiny measurements.

Zeroing with Magnetic Boresighter

The magnetic boresighter is another simple but effective device to boresight your riflescope. As the name suggest, it is consist of a strong magnet which help to hold the device in the gun’s muzzle. The advantage of the magnetic boresighter is it can match with any types of caliber and gauges. Moreover, magnetic boresighter don’t require attaching anything in the barrel which can be problematic. To use the product, just see the manual and attach it according to the manual.

You will find these devices in the shops which sell gun and other relative item as well as in the online stores. Hopefully, after reading the article it will be easier for you to zero the riflescope.

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