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Bore Sighting

Post by W.Miguire » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:41 pm

Just wondering if anyone uses a bore sighter? I was fooling around with one and it worked just fine . of course it is only good for close range but it gets you close to center with no guessing. the one I used is made by Laserlyte.

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Re: Bore Sighting

Post by bigbowman » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:56 pm

I bought a Firefield Crossbow Laser Sighting Tool to sight my bows in. It attaches to an arrow. I cock the bow and load a arrow with the bore sight attached. I put a target up at 20yds in my upstairs where I have enough room. I get my scopes dead on! When I take them outside to fine tune it at a target, I only have a few clicks either way at the most! Definitely saves time and wear n tear on the bow! Good luck!

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Re: Bore Sighting

Post by curious » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:21 pm

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I machined a piece of stainless steel the same diameter as my arrows and reamed a nice slide fit hole to take my laser boresighter I just slip it under the string on the rail and put the laser dot on the target then adjust the scope crosshairs to the centre of the dot. I am within a couple of clicks st 20 yards.
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Re: Bore Sighting

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I guess my pictures didn't attach sorry
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Re: Bore Sighting

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Re: Bore Sighting

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Re: Bore Sighting

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Re: Bore Sighting

Post by xcaliber » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:35 pm

I shoot my first shot at 5 yards, from a bench, then move scope to arrow. I’m ready to go to 20 yards then. :thumbup:
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Re: Bore Sighting

Post by janesy » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:08 pm

Not that these are bad ideas, completely to the contrary, but how often are you guys sighting in bows that need more than a couple clicks regardless of it being boresighted or not.

The only bow I have ever assembled and not had hit within 2 clicks at 15 yards was my Axe... And that's cause the scope rings wasn't in the rail properly. And I will say that going from Excal to TT trigger usually makes the scope point down slightly.

I see all the benifits of it, and the fun in tinkering, but is it nessecary? No flaming here, just a question for your findings
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Re: Bore Sighting

Post by xcaliber » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:32 pm

Never counted but I’m thinking you’re close Chris. Maybe with a scope change out a few clicks but again not many. :eusa-popcorn:
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Re: Bore Sighting

Post by W.Miguire » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:17 pm

I find it gets you real close but you must load a arrow because you get a diff. point of aim with it uncocked there is a lot of stress on the trigger.
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Re: Bore Sighting

Post by curious » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:49 am

For me it's not that it's difficult to sight in the bow with a scope. I came up with this to quickly set up a second scope and my red dot for my Axe in my basement. I have quick detachable rings on my scopes and red dot sight. With not being able to get out to the range during winter I wanted to see what the point of impact was when changing from scope to scope or red dot. Plus I like to tinker. :D
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Re: Bore Sighting

Post by Tom » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 am

janesy wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Not that these are bad ideas, completely to the contrary, but how often are you guys sighting in bows that need more than a couple clicks regardless of it being boresighted or not.

The only bow I have ever assembled and not had hit within 2 clicks at 15 yards was my Axe... And that's cause the scope rings wasn't in the rail properly. And I will say that going from Excal to TT trigger usually makes the scope point down slightly.

I see all the benifits of it, and the fun in tinkering, but is it nessecary? No flaming here, just a question for your findings
I agree with jansey above. Most scopes will be very close and only need a few clicks one way or the other at 15-20 yards.

For the members that don't already have a bore site device, if you want to bore site, a standard lazer toy will work fine. Place the device under the string to hold it firmly, rotate it in a circle to see if the dot wonders. Even if it does, it will be only a little bit, adjust in your mind to center the crosshairs. Bingo, you will be within a few clicks either way.

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Re: Bore Sighting

Post by Hi5 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:02 pm

Tom and I had the same idea. As long as the laser toy is close to the same diameter as your arrow, it will point to a spot awfully close to where the arrow should land.

My problem with this approach is the darned battery. I used the laser so infrequently that it was ages before I found out that it had leaked and ruined the laser. Lesson learned--take out the darned battery after using, and go cheap with the laser. You might forget or get lazy about removing the battery.
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Re: Bore Sighting

Post by longbow joe » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:24 pm

I've owned and scoped many excalibur bows and basically all were shooting within 6 inches of bullseye at 10 yards less than 3 shots later they were pretty much dead on at 20 with a few knob turns it cant hurt to check with a bore site if you need to.
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