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  • n. The alignment of a microwave or radar antenna using purely optical means
  • n. The alignment of the bore of a gun and its gunsight in parallel


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  • I guess maybe (by your logic) boresighting is a girly man thing to do since t deprives one of the opportunity to demonstrate to others at the range just how macho one can be by 'taking' recoil over and over, regardless of whether one hits what one is aiming at.

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  • While at a LGS the guys were boresighting their Rifles just befor hunting season.

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  • Point of this story, if there is one, is that i had a relatively easy time mounting this scope and zeroing it w/o boresighting.

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  • Clay, you are so far off the mark I think you need a boresighting.

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  • Disadvantages in using a BFV are that it may be required for a mounted rehearsal and that it will be required for boresighting.

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  • Verify weapon system status; conduct boresighting, prepare-to-fire checks, test-firing, and other necessary preparations.

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  • Magnum two slid to the side a bit and dipped his wing enough to catch the awesome sight of a Soviet interceptor boresighting himself and his leader for a heat-seeking missile launch.

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  • While there's no denying that this looks like to be a pretty useful tool (I'll tell you up front now, I've not used this app, but comparing the attention to detail involved with it to what I used to do boresighting an M1A1 tank, it looks like they've thought of everything), looking at how KAC has it mounted (on the LH side of an M110 receiver) it looks like a sensory distracter.

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  • Also, don't forget to take out any boresighting device before you shoot your firearm.

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