Data Reference Procedure: The Key to SUCCESS !
Make sure all scope bases and sight apparatus screws are secure. Checking for loose screws now could save you time and trouble later.
Be sure chamber and bore are clean of debris or obstructions. (Get those spiders out of your barrel)
Finger tighten the base of your Acu-Sight Laser (Lasers are shipped with the bases loose to reduce battery drain during shipment). Confirm that it is the proper caliber for the weapon you are about to insert it in.
Insert Acu-Sight directly into the chamber and gently close the action. Cautions: DO NOT cycle Acu-Sight through the magazine, the blunt front of the unit will likely jam and could damage the bore sight. DO NOT slam actions of Semi-Auto or Pumps,but gently forward actions to the lock position. DO NOT DRY FIRE. NOTE: in the event your Acu-Sight does not turn on when action is closed try releasing the tension on your firing pin by pulling the trigger as you are closing your bolt. (This can not be done with semi-auto actions)
Shine the laser at a “Shaded” object at 25 yds. Do not shine on a “Black” surface such as a target bullseye, black absorbs the red of a laser and reduces it’s visibility. Shining the laser on a “Brightly Sun lit surface also reduces its visibility. We recommend shining the laser on a “Shaded” surface such as the inside of a card board box or, if you are in the field, place a hat or article of clothing over a bush or rock to create a small “Shaded” surface. Overcast , cloudy days are perfect…….pre-dawn or dusk is excellent time as well. If bore sighting a newly mounted scope, or preparing to shoot a new rifle for the first time, simply adjust the windage and elevation of the scope or sight until the laser appears in the center of the sight picture. Now you are ready to fire a test round at 100yds. (In virtually all cases, the test shot will be within a 5″ radius of the bullseye. NOTE: If you have reason to believe your rifle is already shooting straight, do not make any adjustments on your scope if the laser does not appear in the center of the cross hair. This is quite common: The laser does not know what load, grain bullet, or manufacturer of ammunition you are shooting. Most shooters know that you will likely get a different group with each different load you are shooting. Therefore, confirm your rifles zero with a test shot and proceed to Step #7.
After the initial test shot, you will need to make precise adjustments to your sights to fine tune your groups to your preferences ie. 1+” at 100yds Consult the ammunition manufacturers ballistic charts if you desire zero at 100, 200 or 300yds.
THE DATA REFERENCE CARD: Simply reinsert your Acu-Sight Laser into the chamber and close the action. Shine the laser on an object and MAKE A NOTATION on the Data Reference card as to where the laser dots appears in relation to your crosshairs. (the card is not a target,you”Do Not” shine the laser on this card) NOTE: In virtually ALL cases, the laser dot will NOT appear in the center of the crosshairs, but rather within and inch or two and can be high, low,left or right. The variable depends on your particular rifle and how it digests the particular round you have chosen to use.Using a red pen, make a notation on the card reflecting where you see the laser in the crosshair at 25 yds. Always use 25yds to confirm your reference point, using lesser or greater distances will change the laser location within the sight picture.You have now created a Data Reference card for your rifle when firing “THAT PARTICULAR ROUND OF AMMO” ( if you change from the type ammunition you originally sighted in with, you will need to resight your rifle and establish a new Data Reference card.)
Fold the Data Reference card and insert into the scabbard with your Acu-Sight Laser Bore Sight. Keep the Acu-Sight with you in the field and no matter what should happen to cause you concern over whether your rifle is still shooting straight, you can check, and if necessary, resight your rifle without firing a shot, simply by adjusting the windage and elevation settings on your scope until the laser dot appears in the location your Data Reference Card indicates it should be.