FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Gun Sights FAQHow to sight in a red dot scope without shooting?
Mark Parks asked 1 month ago
How to sight in a red dot scope without shooting?

4 Answers
Cruz Staff answered 1 month ago

There are a few ways to sight in a red dot scope without actually shooting.

How to sight in a red dot scope without shooting?

One way is to use a laser beam. Using a laser beam: Point the laser at the target and adjust the scope until the dot hits the target.

Another way is to use a method called “bore sighting”. Bore sighting: This method uses the barrel of the gun as an alignment tool. With the rifle unloaded and uncocked, insert a bore-sighting device into the barrel of the gun (available at most sporting goods stores). Aim at a distant object and adjust the scope until it lines up with the crosshairs on the bore-sighting device. Note that this only works with rifles; it won’t work with pistols.

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Olson Staff answered 1 month ago

There are a few ways to sight in a red dot scope without shooting.

One way is to use a laser pointer. Place the laser pointer on the target and adjust the scope until the red dot is on top of the laser pointer.

Another way is to use a mirror. Place the mirror on the target and adjust the scope until the red dot is reflected in the mirror.

The last way is to use something called a bore sighter. A bore sighter attaches to the end of the barrel of the gun and emits a beam of light. Adjusting the scope until the light beam hits squarely in the center of the scope reticle means that your rifle is correctly aligned.

Jordan Staff answered 1 month ago

One way is to use a laser bore sighter. A laser bore sighter is inserted into the barrel of the gun, and the red dot scope is aligned with the laser.

How to sight in a red dot scope without shooting?

Another way to sight in a red dot scope without shooting is to use dummy rounds. Dummy rounds are rounds that have no bullet and no propellant. They are used to adjust the sights on a gun.

Lewis Staff answered 1 month ago

One popular way is to use a laser pointer.

Another way is to use an airsoft gun or pellet gun to simulate the recoil of a real firearm. By adjusting the sights on the scope according to where the airsoft gun or pellet gun lands, you can accurately adjust the sights on your red dot scope.

How to sight in a red dot scope without shooting?