Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:35 AM
Way back when, about 1971, I bought a Parker Hale 30-06 and a Bushnell Banner 4X scope. The gun-shop guy set the scope up in the back room with whatever they used back then. They called it "bench sighting". I didn't have to touch it. Deadly. Two of the rifles that I bought recently I had the shops mount and "laser sight" the scopes. One was off to the right about a foot and about two feet down at 100yds. The other was just as far off but in a different place. Neither had the rings lapped. P poor. Had to set them up right myself. "Laser" implies precision. Far from it. I don't know if they actually did it, but if they did, either they don't know what they are doing, or the stuff is junk. Nothing beats doing it correctly yourself, and it doesn't take that long.