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I suppose this technically belongs in the "Optics" section.

Anyone here ever played with those laser bore sighting bullets?
They're basically a laster pointer inside your bullet caliber of choice (no, they don't fire).

If my description is lacking:
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/browse/b ... 74&p=s&bt=

I was thinking they would make a really great way to see how different bullet types/loads/brands operate in your rifle of choice.

Sight yourself in with a spotter at your yardage of choice and clamp your rifle down in the shooting conditions you're looking to measure.

Shoot, readjust, shoot readjust, shoot readjust, check your group and repeat with the next ammo type.

I'm sure there are other ways to accomplish this, but it sounds interesting to me.

Thoughts?

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Hum, I suppose I don't quite see the full usefullness of what you are suggesting. I think better information can be gathered about individual loads by evaluating data between the various ranges... like 100, 200, 300, 600, 1000 meters, etc etc. and what their drop and windrift is, or even set up a chronograph at those ranges to get some really useful data....

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I guess I was thinking that if conditions were right for what you were looking for you could perhaps reduce human error.


We don't all have groups as tight as yours Mele. :D

I'm most likely thinking in an overly complex manner.
I have an idea in my head, but I don't think I'm communicating it properly,
sorry.

I was just wondering if anyone could think of some creative uses for those bore sighters.

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I am not quite sure what you are going for as well. Once you have your rifle sighted in the laser will never be pointing where the bullet will strike the target.

The only use I could see for it would be to lock it up in a vice, like you were stating. If you then marked on the paper where the laser was hitting the target you could get very accuarate measurements of wind drift and bullet drop for different rounds out of your rifle. The only variance that couldn't be accounted for would be the level of accuaracy for that particular "laser bullet" thingy.

Is that what you were talking about?

John
 
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