Rifles Billings MT

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Laurel Rod & Gun Club
(406) 628-6292
Riverside Park
Laurel, MT
 
Laurel Rifle Club
406628460
Po Box 21
Laurel, MT
 
Old Friends Rod & Gun Club
406333931
3800 Hwy 89 South
Livingston, MT
 
Blacktail Guns
406683258
450 Mule Deer Rd
Dillon, MT
 
Northern Lights Outfitters
406888560
14349 Hwy 2 E
Essex, MT
 
Tims Gunsmithing
613 5Th Ave
Laurel, MT
 
Knerr, Frank
406535749
205 Truck By Pass
Lewistown, MT
 
D & K Sporting Goods
406464232
6710 Hwy 191 N
Roy, MT
 
Jls Firearms Specialties & Rod Repair
406223185
Us Hwy 89 S 5034
Livingston, MT
 
Lewistown Lumber & Hardware
406538343
80711 U S Hwy 87
Lewistown, MT
 

5 Tips for Sighting in Your Rifle

So you've acquired a new hunting rifle. After saving your hard-earned cash and landing permission from your other half, the gun rests in your hot little hands. It looks great, feels great... it probably smells great... but more importantly does it shoot great? Now its time to hit the range and get this baby sighted in.

Truth is the same holds true for rifles we've had for many years. Chances are they don't require the full-meal-deal, but sighting in, confirming that our equipment is in good working order, or realigning sights is something we should do on a regular basis.

Unfortunately many of us try to kill two birds with one stone. We visit the range infrequently and attempt to sight in and practice shooting all at the same time. It's important to remember, sighting is very different from regular shooting practice. The process of sighting in involves aligning the scope (or other sights) with the firearm when using a specific bullet and load. Shooting practice involves discharging and often experimenting with different positions to allow our bodies to grow accustomed to the form and function of shooting.

Believe it or not, many of us don't sight in properly. It never ceases to amaze me how many hunters pick up their guns once or twice a year, assume it's shooting straight and hit the woods without a second thought. As a professional outfitter I see it all the time. In fact, I've seen guests take it personally when, after arrival in camp, I ask them to take a few practice shots - just to make sure their gun is properly sighted in. As though I'm insinuating that they haven't prepared for their hunt, once in a while I get a hunter who thinks I'm a control freak. Then the truth comes out. After a few shots it becomes obvious; better than half are inevitably in need of scope adjustments. Every one swears that they were shooting one-inch groups at home, but now their rifle requires major scope adjustments. In their defense, a multitude of things can happen to guns in transit. Blunt trauma to cases or directly to the scope itself can throw it way out of whack; hence the need to sight it.

To be honest many of us are guilty of not maintaining our rifle and scope. If you shoot regularly that's one thing; you're constantly checking it and tweaking the scope when necessary. In reality, most of us don't. By in large, recreational hunters pick up their guns a few times each year. Whether you're tuning a brand new rifle or confirming the accuracy of an old one, here are a few tips for sighting in:

1) Bore sight your rifle before shooting
This first step applies mostly to rifles and scopes that have a new marriage. The first time a scope is mounted to a rifle the gunsmith will usually use a bore sighting tool. This tool is used to approximately align the crosshairs of the scope with the rifle barrel. Unfortunately some folks erroneously rely on bore sighting alone to zero their gun. Remember bore sighting can be precise but most often it only approxi...

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