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I got my BSA Sweet 22 scope setup on my Ruger 10/22, now what? Lol.
Where can I find some good reading on how to use it? I'm a clueless newb. :-/

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Get a dev ice called a boresighter. preferably laser, read instructions, sight in scope. Then fire it(at the range of course) and make fine adjustments so its right on target,
Gotta help out the new guys!
 

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greenlawnj said:
Get a dev ice called a boresighter. preferably laser, read instructions, sight in scope. Then fire it(at the range of course) and make fine adjustments so its right on target,
Gotta help out the new guys!
sorry, im still a little lost..........where can i find one of these and how does it work? and what exactly do all the knobs and stuff do on the scope?
i know, im useless......... :eek:
 

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sorry, im still a little lost..........where can i find one of these and how does it work? and what exactly do all the knobs and stuff do on the scope?
i know, im useless......... :eek:
Boresighter kit is basically a laser pointer coming out of your barrel. You go to the range, turn the boresighter on, align your scope to match the pointer, take boresighter out, fire where your scope goes, and adjust from there.

Find them online.
 

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Well I would give you some advice but as my day at the range went today with my 12gauge. :-/

What base and rings did you get? I use a set of Leupold rings and base on my 10/22 and like them allot more then the base that came with it from Ruger. You can adjust the windage with the base and fine tune it with the cross hair adjuster. You can also get taller rings if you're long in the face and just tune the scope to fit you better. I am so happy I spent a little more and did it that way. Got them from Midway USA about 60 buck.




 

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When we had the meet up at Brookhaven they had signs up saying that they would borsight for $25 if I recall.

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you really dont need a bore sight for a 22...one of the main reasons for one is so you dont waste expensive ammo while getting on paper, with a 22, thats really not an issue....just start up close and use a large target. If you really have no idea about the scope and "knobs"....do you know its mounted correctly?
 

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I went down to Suffolk Sportsman and had them site mine and then just fine tuned it at the range.
 

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I need to zero in my scope but like said previously, the point of a boresighter is to save on ammo.  Just take a target and range it at a normal range that you shoot at, adjust windage and elevation and zero it in.
 

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The knobs, on the top and side of the scope, are for adjusting the crosshairs, to match the impact point of the rounds to the point of aim. The top is for elevation (up/down) adjustments and the side is for windage (left/right) adjustments. Fire three rounds. Determine where they are falling, relative to where you aimed. Each click, on the knobs, should adjust the point of impact one inch, at a one hundred yard distance, in the direction of the change you need.
If, for example, your shots are going low and to the left of the bull's eye, turn the elevation knob a number of clicks, in the up direction, to match the number of inches you are off, in that direction, then turn the windage knob a number of clicks, to the right, equal to the number of inches you need to move to the right. Then, take three more shots, aiming at the same point as in the first three rounds. Make adjustments, again, to compensate. When you're hitting where you aim or as close thereto, as possible, you're there.
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Trashman ...

I'm a relative knewb too. I've never even owned or sighted in a rifle scope. But I'm pretty sure ...

The knob on the top is for elevation (up/down)
The knob on the side is for windage (left/right)
The ring on the front bell is for magnification.

Is this it?

 

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Trashman ...

I'm a relative knewb too. I've never even owned or sighted in a rifle scope. But I'm pretty sure ...

The knob on the top is for elevation (up/down)
The knob on the side is for windage (left/right)
The ring on the front bell is for magnification.

Is this it?

YUP AND THE RING ON THE FRONT OBJECTIVE IS FOR PARALLAX CORRECTIONS , SOME TIMES THAT IS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCOPE

I WATCHED ALL THE LINKED VIDEO'S AND I HAVE MOUNTED MANY SCOPES AGREE WITH ALLOT DISAGREE WITH SOME.
FIRST I CLEAN ALL THREADS, LUBE WITH YELLOW LOCKTIGHT -FOLLOW MANUFACTURES TORQUE SPECS. DO NOT GORILLA TIGHT IT. I ALSO USE THE SCOPE TO MAKE SURE THE RINGS ARE STRAIGHT.ALSO CHECK HOW FAR AWAY YOU ARE FROM THE SCOPE IF TO TIGHT IT WILL BITE TO FAR AWAY YOU CAN NOT SEE. WHEN TIGHTENING
THE CAPS MAKE SURE IT IS TIGHT AND EVEN PER SIDE.
IF YOU GET A BORE SIGHTING UNIT FINE --IF NOT GO TO THE RANGE AND SHOOT AT MAX POWER THE SHORTEST DISTANCE --USE EITHER THE ONE SHOT OR THREE SHOT METHOD.
GOOD LUCK
 
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