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kenickie22
03-10-2013, 08:38 PM
I'm thinking about buying a laser bore-sighter to make the setup of my chronograph faster (and to help me keep from shooting the screens). There's a big cost difference on these - which one do you guys recommend? I'm leaning towards one of the ones that attach to the muzzle, because I shoot some wild-cats and don't want to have to have all of the different cases that the chamber type lasers require.
I really only need a laser range of 15ft for chronograph setup, but it would be nice to use for setting up scopes too. I've used the traditional method of bore-sighting up until now - have you had good luck with them for this? I've noticed that Site-Rite has an attachment for reticle leveling - sounds nice, but I'm skeptical on how well it would work. They also have 3 different models with a wide range of costs - are these worth the money, or am I better off buying one of the cheaper ones (Bushnell / Laserlyte)? Thanks!

JML
03-10-2013, 08:50 PM
I don't own one of these, nor have I ever used one. I just see it as an easy solution that solves lots of problems with chronograph setups.

http://www.magnetospeed.com/

vtmarmot
03-10-2013, 09:21 PM
I bought a pretty nice, heavy duty tripod at a yard sale for 5 bucks. It has a lot of adjustments. It really helps with the alignment of the chronograph. I have a Shooting Chrony, so I sight along the top left front and back corners to make sure it is pointed square at the target.

I think the laser bore sighter would be a help if you don't mind that the rifle is pointed at the back of your head during setup. Perhaps not dangerous with the bolt out, but a bad example for kids. I guess you would use your palm to figure out where the laser is pointed, because you wouldn't want to look at it.

ray porter
03-11-2013, 09:31 AM
get the cheap kind that is to be stuck in the muzzle but just remove the bolt and lay it in the action. it will shine down the barrel just like one of the chamber jobs. perfect for chrono setting.

kenickie22
03-11-2013, 06:51 PM
get the cheap kind that is to be stuck in the muzzle but just remove the bolt and lay it in the action. it will shine down the barrel just like one of the chamber jobs. perfect for chrono setting.

I'd never even thought of this - great idea! Thanks Ray!

adamsgt
03-13-2013, 11:32 PM
I had been thinking about this for a couple of years but never got beyond the pondering stage. Thought about making two templates to add to the screens, the front one having a hole for the laser to go through and a solid template on the rear to light a target.

vargetman
03-13-2013, 11:54 PM
If you use a laser bore sighter that goes into the muzzle for setting up your cronograph DO NOT FORGET TO TAKE IT OUT BEFORE FIRING. I had a friend that left his in the muzzle and fired a shot with it in. It blew out the last 4 inches of the barrel. Along with doing damage to the crono and destoyed the bore sighter. He was lucky and didn,t get hurt. Other than the mess he left in his under drawers.

kenickie22
03-14-2013, 07:36 AM
I had been thinking about this for a couple of years but never got beyond the pondering stage. Thought about making two templates to add to the screens, the front one having a hole for the laser to go through and a solid template on the rear to light a target.

That sounds like a really good idea. I ordered the infrared sky screens for my CED chronograph and a cheap bore scope this week. I'll try your template idea this weekend.

Wayne Shaw
03-14-2013, 10:52 AM
A simple piece of string about 12 to 15 feet long, one end tied to the front scope ring under the scope, and just pull the string along the barrel to the screens. You already have the rifle sighted at the target, so it's simple. Don't cost much either.