How do you make a red dot sight?

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Do an internet search on "rifle scope sighting procedures"

ANS2:Sight in at 25 yards for most centerfire rifles.
  • If you have a bolt action, sandbag the rifle and pull the bolt then sight through the barrel at the target.
  • Take off the scope's turret caps and dial the scope in to where the cross-hairs in the scope are centered on the target.
  • Replace the bolt and fire a round at the target.
  • Read the scope manual to see how many inches one click of the adjustment screw is worth and make that adjustment. Some people prefer to do elevation then windage, I like to do both simultaneously since it saves ammo.
  • Repeat until you are consistently hitting the target.
  • Replace your scope turret caps.

Your rifle will now be sighted in for 25 yards and 100 yards.

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Start at 25 yards. From a stable shooting position (benchrest, prone) fire 3 shots at the target. Determine where the bullets hit- high, low, left, right. The scope will have adjusting knobs under the two caps at the center of the scope. Turn the knobs to move the strike of the bullet in the directions indicated on the knobs. After adjusting scope, refire, and adjust again as needed. Once zeroes at 25 yards, move to 50 yards, repeat. For a .22 rifle, 50 yards is standard zero. For larger rifles, after zeroing at 50, move to 100 yards. Be sure to replace the adjustment knob caps when zeroed.

If you are hunting in an area where shots longer than 100 yards are common, you might want to consider sighting your rifle in at 200-400 yards depending on the rifle and its maximum effective range.

I owned a Ruger model 77 seven mag. fitted with a Tasco World Class 3x9x50mm scope that I consistently sighted in at 250 yards because I hunted on a farm where I could see 3/4 of mile in three directions. Longer range sighting is problematic, and may not be much more effective.

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Most red dot sights have a small button on the side that you slide up or down. If not, the scope should be directly linked to the gun and either turn on when you turn the gun on, or it is always on.

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