Ruger Forum

Sighting in a scope on a 10/22 Semi Auto

This is a discussion on Sighting in a scope on a 10/22 Semi Auto within the Ruger Semi-Auto forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; Who here can suggest how to sight in a scope on a semi-auto since you can't bore sight one?...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Rifle & Shotgun Forum > Ruger Semi-Auto

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old September 6th, 2012, 10:29 AM   #1
 
Tiger Ruger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Northern CA.
Posts: 594
Tiger Ruger is on a distinguished road
Sighting in a scope on a 10/22 Semi Auto

Who here can suggest how to sight in a scope on a semi-auto since you can't bore sight one?



Tiger Ruger is offline  
Advertisements
Old September 6th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #2
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Louisiana, USA
Posts: 1,563
ditto1958 is on a distinguished road
I have to confess to being next to a complete idiot on this subject, but isn't there such a thing as a laser sighter?

I haven't put a scope on mine, but I have shopped for one, and the LGS says they will sight it on their indoor range.
ditto1958 is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #3
 
FertPro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Marion, OH
Posts: 275
FertPro is on a distinguished road
Just shoot the target and adjust accordingly. It just give me a great excuse to shoot my guns!
FertPro is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 11:34 AM   #4
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,017
rantingredneck is on a distinguished road
Choot it.

Start at 25 yard line. Once good there move back to 50 and adjust. Once good there move back to 75 or 100 depending on your needs and adjust. Or keep it sighted for 50 which is what my rimfire rifles are sighted for usually.

If you absolutely positively must have a way to boresight your gun pick up a laserlyte bore sight kit. They'll get you on paper, but you'll need to fine tune it with live fire.
rantingredneck is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #5
 
bobkk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East Tn, USA.
Posts: 497
bobkk is on a distinguished road
At our range there is a bank about 60 yds out. Shoot at something on the bank and adjust the scope on what I'm shooting at then shoot at a target for final adjusting.
bobkk is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #6
 
SafetyFirst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,812
SafetyFirst is on a distinguished road
1. Start at the 25 yard line.

2. Use shooting bags or another device to secure gun.

3. Put the scope crosshairs on the bullseye and carefully take a shot.

4. Adjust gun so the scope crosshairs are on the bullseye again and without moving the gun adjust the scope crosshairs so they align with the hole from your first shot.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 until dead on, then repeat the process at 50 yards and then 100 yards or at whatever distance you want the scope set for.

Should only take a few shots at each distance.
SafetyFirst is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #7
 
laidlerj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,982
laidlerj will become famous soon enough
I start with a laser boresighter, which gets the scope in the neighborhood, then I take it to the range.

At the range, I start out with the target as close as I can put it safely (25 yards, at my range) and get it zeroed - I actually zero it a couple inches high, since I know the bullet will drop further out.

Once I've get it dialed in at 25 yards, I put the target out to 50 yards and repeat, then out to 100 yards.

While you're at it, write down how many clicks on the elevation dial it took for you to get it from a 50 yard zero to a 100 yard zero. That will give you a quick way to go from a 50 yard zero to a 100 yard zero in the field (assuming you have a quality scope that will "return to zero").

Jim
laidlerj is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #8
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The "Gunshine State".
Posts: 1,152
computerdynamics is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiger Ruger View Post
Who here can suggest how to sight in a scope on a semi-auto since you can't bore sight one?
does anybody have more info on boresighting? You can't because it's a semi auto? Not arguing just don't know like others?
Tony
computerdynamics is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 11:59 AM   #9
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The "Gunshine State".
Posts: 1,152
computerdynamics is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by laidlerj View Post
I start with a laser boresighter, which gets the scope in the neighborhood, then I take it to the range.

While you're at it, write down how many clicks on the elevation dial it took for you to get it from a 50 yard zero to a 100 yard zero. That will give you a quick way to go from a 50 yard zero to a 100 yard zero in the field (assuming you have a quality scope that will "return to zero").

Jim
I like the click counting idea, common sense, but who said I had any?
I can't count my rounds on a six shooter, math deficient, or back to that IQ kid thread........
Tony
computerdynamics is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #10
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: a free state, USA
Posts: 2,295
ZommyGun is on a distinguished road
Yes you can do both eye-ball and laser bore-sight semi-autos...

Maybe not ALL of them but definitely a 10/22...

It is not uncommon for people to drill holes in the rear of the receiver for cleaning the barrel with a rod from the chamber with bolt removed just like you would a bolt-action...you can also LOOK thru that same hole to see a target on the wall...

I got an in-the-chamber "bullet" laser for my 22s and use it extensively for the 10/22...it's been great...

They are great for getting you "on paper" as they say...however...I find the most benefit for testing the gross windage and elevation of the mounts/rings, the tracking range and linearity, and the repeatability of settings of you scope...

There are videos on youtube put out by folks who sell stuff to drill your receiver accurately for cleaning...and that would apply to eye-ball bore-sighting as well...

I am pretty sure MidwayUSA has a video on youtube promoting laser bore-sights...

I think the NSSF has a youtube video of visual bore sighting...

The last time I did mine with the laser and at 100'...when it got fired at 25yards the elevation was absolutely dead-on...may have gotten luck...not sure...windage was off quite a bit in moa but only a few inches off the center of an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet...what more could you want...

I don't think you get those kind of results from the ones that get stuck in the muzzle and are not in the chamber...
ZommyGun is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 02:13 PM   #11
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The "Gunshine State".
Posts: 1,152
computerdynamics is on a distinguished road
Thanks for info. All I need now is to cough up $$ for boresighter w/game too.
Tony
computerdynamics is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #12
 
351mustang65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MO
Posts: 412
351mustang65 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by SafetyFirst View Post
1. Start at the 25 yard line.

2. Use shooting bags or another device to secure gun.

3. Put the scope crosshairs on the bullseye and carefully take a shot.

4. Adjust gun so the scope crosshairs are on the bullseye again and without moving the gun adjust the scope crosshairs so they align with the hole from your first shot.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 until dead on, then repeat the process at 50 yards and then 100 yards or at whatever distance you want the scope set for.

Should only take a few shots at each distance.
I just put a old scope on my 10/22 (first time ever using a scope) & that is the way I was told to do it.

Or you can do it the way I had to since I did not have anything other then my knee to rest the gun on, just shoot and adjust as needed. It really was not as hard as I thought it was going to be & did not take long at all but it does help if you have a 25 round mag.
351mustang65 is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #13
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: a free state, USA
Posts: 2,295
ZommyGun is on a distinguished road
This is the one I have...

Sightmark .22LR Premium Laser Bore Sight | SM39021

I am glad I got it because I am doing a lot with my iron sights with different types heights of rear sights and make my own front sights to match and also been sorting out mounting/shimming and testing linearity, repeatability for SB Sil the two scopes of different sizes...stuff is constantly being swapped out and experimented with....

I think one actually needs a bore-sight... especially with a 22...especially if you have the luxury of shooting at dirt berm where it's easy to see where your bullets are hitting...I live in a mountainous desert and there is also a dirt berm at 100 yards behind the targets at the range I go to...

They are very nice to have IMO...
ZommyGun is offline  
Old September 6th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #14
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: The "Gunshine State".
Posts: 1,152
computerdynamics is on a distinguished road
I'm a rail freak so i'm auomtically in trouble.... I swap between scope, red/green dot, Hi Viz iron sights, and laser. Things seem to hold zero but I'm always at the same distance. Would be nice to sort it out with the first 25 rounds.
Tony
PS price is way cheaper than expected?
computerdynamics is offline  
Old September 7th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #15
Previously Interested
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Trapped in a horde of stupid people
Posts: 4,407
bearcatter is on a distinguished road
I use a plastic gizmo Tasco used to make ( maybe still do?), the Tasco Scope Guide. Cost me all of eight bucks at a LGS.

One part sticks in the muzzle, another part in the breech. You basically line up line up your reticle with a grid on the muzzle part. The breech part measures the distance between scope center and bore center, shows you which line you use on the grid.

Got me within four clicks or less each way of dead-on. Not bad for eight bucks.
bearcatter is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Rifle & Shotgun Forum > Ruger Semi-Auto



Search tags for this page
how to sight in a new scope on a 22
,
how to sight in a scope on a semi auto rifle
,
ruger 10 22 bore sighting
,
ruger sighting in 10/22
,

sighting in 10/22

,
sighting in a 10?22
,
sighting in a ruger 10 22
,

sighting in a ruger 10/22

,
sighting in ruger 10
,
youtube how to sight a tasco rifle scope on a ruger 10/22
,
zero in .22 scope
,
zero scope on ruger 10-22
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
9mm revolver or semi auto? cmann Pistols & Revolvers 34 Today 10:16 PM
10/22 Semi-Auto Failures fishbuster Ruger Rimfires 1 February 2nd, 2011 03:20 PM
MK II Semi Auto trigger job? shoot 1911 Ruger Pistols 2 August 10th, 2010 09:03 AM
are CCI CB LRs ok for Semi Auto? ROFLKN1F3 Ammo Dump 9 January 28th, 2010 02:54 PM
Semi-Auto Level 2 legacy38 CCW 3 November 11th, 2006 11:29 AM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List  
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2014 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.