Sako L61R Ring Windage Problem

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  1. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Boresighting is great if you have space to set up for it. However, I shoot at a public range that's a ways away and has limited opening hours. I'm reluctant to do much of anything outdoors with guns at home because I live across from a high school and sighting in a rifle in my back yard could draw unwanted attention. So, I use a laser, which is fast and convenient. I use a Laserlyte, which fits in the muzzle and comes with a set of arbors that fits everything from .22 to .45. It costs under 50 bucks and well worth it. If you sight in with a laser boresighter at close range, you should aim the scope a bit above the laser dot to correct for elevation. This gets me on the paper every time.

     

  2. Grem_260

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    Thanks for the advice, guys! Like icebear, I've got a limited ability to range out 25 yards at home, and range time is compressed and usually I can't do something very elaborate at the packed local ranges around here. So, I'll have to use a laser or hippie's method. But I'm confident I can get it, as long as the scope mounts are dialed right then everything should be good.
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I'll concede that shooting at public ranges somewhat limits what you can do. Still, once I got to the range with rifle which has been optically boresighted I would check the accuracy of the boresighting by the peep-through-the-bore method when setting up to shoot at the 100 yard (or whatever distance) target.
     
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  4. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    No argument there. As my grandfather, a finish carpenter, used to say, "Measure twice, cut once."
     
  5. Grem_260

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    Got the rings in today. These are insanely nice:

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    (low key plug of the vendor, who seems to get these in from time to time)
     
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    Thank all of you for your help, the scope is mounted and boresighted!

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    I can't wait to get her out to the range!
     
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    I'd also like to thank tslans for their excellent explanation of vintage ring torque specs, here. I went with about 7 in-lbs, which sure isn't the 14 that my Nightforce rings on my PRS gun are at, but it should be enough.

    What a complex piece of vintage tech! The zero on the boresighter (I used a Bushnell optical boresighter - vintage kit for a vintage project) moves, the rings move, the zero on the dovetail moves, and the scope body and reticle move! You gotta get everything dancing in harmony, it really had me sweating bullets! You can see I ended up with a slight rearward set to the front ring, that was absolutely necessary as far as I can tell, as I bottomed out the windage adjust on that ring. I was very surprised to find that the ring windage actually has clicks, what a hot feature for the 1960s!
     
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    Hey Grem, how did she shoot?


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    You caught me! I haven't had time to take her out yet. Shameful, I know.
     

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