Rifles Minneapolis MN
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Territorial Gunsmiths(952) 931-9451
733 6th Avenue South
High Hopes Gunsmithing218652307
Route 1 Box 50
Bill'S Gun Shop & Range(763) 792-4867
3621 88th Ave. NE
Circle Pines, MN
Circle Pines, MN
Dick'S Sporting Goods651731020
Tamarack Village S/C 8292 Tamarack Village
Bettis, S Kirk218575269
35783 18Th Ave
4314 Shady Oak Road Min
Gunstopreloading Supplies Inc.(952) 474-0211
5667 Manitou Road
Ballistic Products, Inc.(763) 494-9237
20015 75th Ave N. Cor
Number 1 Gunshop218746440
11421 County 1 Sw
104 Ash Avenue
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