When zeroing in a rifle scope, make everything as solid and unmovable as possible. Zero in a rifle scope and practice shooting with advice from a gun store owner in this free video on rifles.
We are going to show a little bit about zeroing in the rifle in the field and we have already taken this rifle with a bore sighter, a bore sighter on the front and done it to the best of our ability in the shop. Now we are going to imagine that we are out in the field and it's a beautiful day, nice and cool and we are having a great time. There is no wind so everything is just like you'd love to have it when you are sighting in a rifle. This particular thing here is a sight in target. It is a great thing to use for sighting in. It's really easy to see your cross hairs on this color plus it give you the same one inch grid that you had in the bore sighter scope. So what you are going to do is put your cross hairs dead center in this target and you'll notice we've got a good rest in the rear and a good rest in the front, nice solid place to shoot from. That's the only way you'll ever get a gun sighted in is to make everything as solid and unmovable as possible. I usually shoot two shots especially if I'm not familiar with the gun and try to get a grouping of two shots somewhere, it doesn't matter where. Always aim dead center both times, always aim dead center. Depending upon you those shots should be fairly close together so we've loaded it, we're going to kick her back and put the first round in and we haven't talked about it but remember your breathing. Don't forget to breathe because you'll start to shake. Don't try to hold your breath too long. If things get to where you're holding your breath too long it's a little shaky, take your finger off, back off and oxygenate yourself again because you want to be as smooth and as calm as possible. So we've got this already set and we're going to envision that we're dead center on the target right here. That would be one shot. We'll take another shot. Pop her back. Another thing make sure your cross hairs are straight up and down. If you have your rifle a little to the left or right it can throw your shot off way more than you believe. Bang, bang, o'kay. Now we're going to assume where these shots hit, just about here. What we need to do now that we know this gun put two rounds right there, the way it was when it was bore sighted. We're going to adjust the scope which was aimed directly here dead center and we want to move these cross hairs to where these shots struck the target. Remember, we're not moving the shots to the center, that scope was dead center on the target when these two shots were fired and they hit over here. If we shoot six more, assuming we did everything the same we're going to have six more holes right here in this area so we're moving the cross hairs up two inches and in this case, to the left two inches. Once we've done that and at 25 yards the clicks on here are about the same. You can read when you take these caps off you'll be able to read and it will tell you, one click, one quarter inch at 100 yards. Almost every scope made is going to tell you. There may be an eighth inch at 100 yards if it's a target scope so take a look in there and we figure we're two inches up and two inches over. If we were at 100 yards that would be four clicks per inch, four clicks to there. We're moving this up and over. We're not moving this down and that way, we're moving this up and over. Make the appropriate adjustments here, settle yourself right back down again, put another round in, stay dead center on the target no matter where you hit. The most important thing is keeping this gun stable, solid, make sure you get good oxygen, another shot assuming you did everything right you should be real close to dead center. Depending on your loads, your gun's condition you may never get one whole group at 100 yards but if you practice you can't help but get better.