How to Sight in a Simmons Rifle Scope

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How to Sight in a Simmons Rifle Scope
You can sight in your rifle scope through several different techniques. (sniper image by glgec from Fotolia.com)

Simmons offers a variety of high quality, reliable rifle scopes. Sighting in a Simmons scope can either be done by utilising a boresighter, visually looking through the rifle barrel or by using live ammunition. Using an optical or laser boresighter lets you sight in your rifle without having to fire it. Visual boresighting also can be done without using ammunition, but only with bolt action rifles. Before sighting in your scope, check the chamber of your rifle and verify that it is unloaded.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Boresighter (optional)
  • Live bullets (optional)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Set up your target at your desired range (or 100 meters for generally sighting in).

  2. 2

    Install your laser boresighter, activate the laser and aim at your target.

  3. 3

    Observe where the laser beam strikes the target—that is your projected point-of-impact and where you want your scope crosshairs to intersect.

  1. 1

    Attach the optical boresighter to the end of the rifle barrel.

  2. 2

    Look through your rifle scope at the grid pattern that’s now visible and observe the location of the centre of the grid in relation to your scope crosshairs. The centre of the grid is your project point-of-impact and where you want your crosshairs centred.

  3. 3

    Use the adjustment procedure described in section one to centre your crosshairs on the centre of the grid, and remove the boresighter.

  1. 1

    Set up a target at your desired range.

  2. 2

    Remove the bolt from your rifle and (with your rifle in a steady position) look through your rifle barrel at a specific spot on your target.

  3. 3

    Align your scope crosshairs with this spot, using the adjustment procedure described in section one, and place the bolt back in the rifle.

  1. 1

    Set up a target at your desired range.

  2. 2

    Aim your rifle at the centre of your target and fire three controlled shots.

  3. 3

    Observe where your bullets hit the target and adjust the scope crosshairs to align with that position.

Tips and warnings

  • Always shoot in a clear area away from any people.

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