The Best Laser Bore Sights for 2016
Laser bore sights are used for boresighting either a rifle like an AR-15 or a handgun. Boresighting is useful for aligning the scope or sight of your rifle to the bore of your gun. For example, using a laser bore sight is especially useful for sighting in a new scope on your hunting rifle since you will save on ammo and time when sighting in your rifle. In this article, we’ll go over some of the best laser bore sights available right now in 2016 and give you some advice on how to choose the best “boresighter” for you.
What to Look For in a Laser Bore Sight
The first thing you should look for is a laser bore sight with a bright laser dot. This will help you sight in and make adjustments to your rifle scope or sights quickly and easily without even firing a shot.
The next important feature of a good laser bore sight is it’s longevity. Will this thing stay on for an hour as I make adjustments to my scope? Don’t worry, we’ll go over which laser bore sights have the best battery life as well.
The last thing to look for in a laser bore sighting system is of course the right caliber for the rifle being sighted in! There are a variety of different laser bore sights available for almost every popular caliber cartridge.
Our Top Picks for The Best Laser Bore Sights for 2016
Here are the top rated laser bore sights in 2016 that we’ve selected:
- Sightmark laser bore sight in .223 for AR-15
- Sightmark pistol caliber bore sights
- Sightmark rifle bore sights in all popular sizes
Do you notice a trend here? All of these laser bore sights are made by Sightmark. And for good reason! They are the most dependable, longest lasting laser boresights available on the market today.
I can’t tell you how many other “cheapo” laser boresights that I’ve used that just didn’t last or were too dim to actually pickup the laser dot.
If you want a quality bore sight that you can use again and again, then we strongly suggest the Sightmark line.
They’re also pretty affordable too, from around $20. We’ve used laser boresights extensively for sighting in new scopes/optics for our AR15s and haven’t been disappointed yet in the Sightmark.
About Handgun Laser Bore Sights
Laser bore sights are especially useful for when you are replacing sights on your handgun. I know I’ve done this with almost every Glock that I own from G27 to G17. Each time, the process of boresighting has actually been fun rather than a frustrating struggle.
How to Use a Laser Bore Sighter
In most cases, you will be setting up your gun at about 50 yards (for a rifle) and using that as a starting point. I usually make adjustments to the sight as necessary and then once I’m satisfied, I fire a few rounds and go from there.
I think that in most cases, having a gun rest of some sort definitely helps with sighting in a new scope with a laser boresight. This is to get rid of any unnecessary movement from holding your rifle so that you can achieve a true zero on your new scope.
This video is going over the Sightmark boresighter, which we found to be the best in terms of value and performance for laser bore sights.