Help zeroing in my rifle (1 Viewer)

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So I'm trying to zero in my 30-06. I have a laser bore sighter. On the target the laser is centered but is 4 inches low at 25 yards. But the rifle shoots just barely off center. I'm kind of confused as to why this is.

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The path of the projectile will rise then fall. 4" is a little low for a 30-06 but depending on your projectile weight it could be right. As long as the rifle is shooting on target it should be fine.
 
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Thank you, I pushed the target out to 100yards and it shot 2 inch off which is right by the ballistics graph. Just need to get it over just a bit and it will be dead on. Thanks for the response

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Bore sights are too inconsistent. Not worth the money. Sight in at 25 yards. Each click us 1/16 of an inch, so if you are 6 inches left, you will have alot of adjustment to make.

Get it to where it's 1/2 inch low at 25 yards and dead center and you are good to fine tune at 100yds.

At 25yds a 3 shot group look like a ragged hole. If its 3 separate holes either you aren't accurate or the gun isn't.
 

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you using a lead sled?
there are other factors such as age of the barrel, if its "broken in" and barrel temp.
 

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A gun vice is helpful. 25 yards, 3 shots, adjust scope. Repeat until satisfied. Thats for 100 yard zero.
 

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Bore sights, laser sighting or starting out at 25 yds. is just to get you on paper without wasting a lot of ammo before throwing rounds down to the 100 yd. target and not knowing where they hit when the paper target is missed completely.
 

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