Red dot sights are great tools for both target shooting and hunting, and can be much quicker and easier to use than standard iron sights. Sights, as opposed to scopes, are unmagnified and have adjustable brightness. Some are both solar and battery powered.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Tasco Red Dot Sight
- Spotting scope or binoculars
- Bench rest or sand bags
Measure the distance at which you want to use your scope. Evaluate the type of shooting you will be doing most often so that your scope will me zeroed in at that range.
Take the caps off the front and back of the scope, as well as the caps that cover the windage and elevation knobs. These are generally located on the top and side of the scope; however; some models have them mounted side by side. Check you manual for verification.
Turn your scope on and adjust the brightness of the red dot with the nob on the top of the scope. It is numbered from 0 - 11--the higher the number, the brighter the red dot. If you are shooting in bright light, turn the brightness up. If you are shooting with little light, turn the brightness down; this will help save your night/dark vision.
Rest your rifle on sand bags or a bench rest. Sighting through the sight from about 3 inches, centre the red dot in the middle of the sight as well as you can.
Fire three to five shots at your target. Using your spotting scope or binoculars, check the target to see where you are hitting. Use the windage knob to adjust your left-to-right area of impact, and fire three to five shots again. Continue adjusting the windage knob until you are in the centre of the target.
Adjust the elevation in a manner similar to the method you used for the windage, firing three to five shots at a time and adjusting the elevation until you are in the centre of the target.
Replace the caps on the windage and elevation knobs when your sight is zeroed in.
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