The above, perfectly explains the quickest way to get zeroed.Flash wrote: ↑February 23rd, 2019, 6:52 amHow to sight in your rifle with one shot:
Once your barrel and scope are lined up as best as possible, both aimed at the bullseye of your target, you’re ready to get going. Place the bolt back into your rifle, load your rifle with a couple of rounds in your magazine, and get your scope aimed right in the middle of the bullseye. Once you’re ready, and your scope is locked in on the middle of your bullseye just as if you’re about to take a shot while hunting, go ahead and take a shot.
Now that you have a bullet hole somewhere on your target, this is the important part. Aim your scope back at the middle of the bullseye just as it was before you took the shot. In this view in your scope, you should also be able to see the bullet hole you just made somewhere on your target. With the reticle still locked in on the middle of your bullseye, hold your gun as still as possible, use the turrets on your scope to adjust your scope to move the reticle from the middle of your bullseye to where your bullet hole is that you just made. It is ESSENTIAL to keep your rifle completely still while you adjust your scope to move the reticle from the bullseye to your bullet hole.
Once you’ve moved the reticle from the bullseye to your bullet hole, it’s that easy, you’re rifle is sighted in. You have just successfully adjusted your scope to align with the barrel of your gun, a much easier process than the inverse. Go ahead and take another shot or two if you want to confirm this worked, but as long as you held that gun still as you adjusted the scope’s turrets, you should be ready.
But if I may,... one thing that can help prior to the above, that I believe may make it a little easier/quicker to get to that point,... is,....
First, remove your upper from the lower.
Remove the bolt assembly.
Secure the upper in a vice of your choice, on a table, outside.
Now here is where you need to be creative. View down the bore and move the secured upper so you can place a VERY DISTANT object in the center of the bore. I live in a valley with mountain ranges all around me. I use a sharp mountain peak, any I choose are about 25 miles away, in my valley. A building corner, or a distant tree, whatever you have on the horizon will work.
Now, cautiously adjust you cross hairs to put the distant object in the center of your bore, in the center of your cross hairs.
This is called this BORE SIGHTING,... I have used it for decades, I have used it consistently to the point that I am usually only a few clicks off center bulls eye at 25 yards, which is where I start, on my pistol range.
Next, I measure from center bore to scope objective lens center. I take that measurement and mark a black dot, that distance, below the target's bulls eye center. I place the cross hairs on the bulls eye and make adjustments to get point of bullet impact to hit the black mark.
Now I am ready to move out to my rifle range and start working out to 100 or 200 yards,... which ever I want to do for the caliber I am scoped for.
And now, you can use the perfect advice given by FLASH, above, at this point.
That's all I can add,... good luck!