Differences Between Laser Bore Sight and Red Dot Sights
Laser bore sight kits are a quick way to improve your accuracy with guns that don't have traditional sights. Laser sighting is not as precise as using a traditional sight, but it is still effective and much faster than having to sight in manually. You can move quickly between multiple shots, increasing the chances of hitting your target dead center. The accuracy of the sight makes it a great addition to any type of gun.
Universal laser bore sight fits on just about any semi-automatic or fully automatic firearm that can be modified with a suppressor, scope or other modifications. To use a laser bore sight, simply slip the laser beam from the box into the receiver of the firearm. Just point the laser at the target, shine the bright red dot up to 25 feet, adjust crosshairs for the scope and then fire to complete sighting in. Only need 2-3 extra rounds to complete sighting in. Comes with adapters for shotguns and 12 gauge guns.
Improved Green Fiber optic sights are a relatively new product on the market. They work much like a laser sight, but they use a small optic tube to focus the laser beam onto the target. Because of this there is lessening of the chance of over zooming at the target, so you can work at longer distances with the same results as you would with a laser sight. The improved green fiber optic sights come in a variety of styles and configurations. The red dot is replaced by a small circular lens, which makes for easy aiming at the target. The adjustable range allows you to work at 100 yards and beyond.
This is an excellent choice for hunting as well as tactical uses. Because it uses a small laser bore sight kit instead of the larger laser sight options, it has a smaller laser output energy than some other options, so you get more focused beam for your buck. The caliber adapter and place the sight in the bore of the gun to produce crisp, detailed accuracy as well as increased distance accuracy for heavier loads.
These are great for hunting as the close range shots are easily taken down because the accuracy is just about perfect. Some of the adjustments to this type of sight include the ability to change the reticle shape from one of the seven pre-set shapes or manually adjust the crosshairs to one of the seven options. The range option allows you to work at longer ranges. One nice thing about the laser bore sight kit and caliber adapters is that you can use them on any of the major brands of ammunition available.
The caliber adapters also come with some nice features. They have red dot adjustable models and are easily attached to your gun's muzzle. You can get some nice red dot adapters that will produce laser dots at a distance of 25 yards or less. The red dot will be very noticeable at these distances.
The main differences between boresight and laser beams are where and how the sight is installed in the gun. The boresight type simply places a small light source on the end of the crosshairs. They do not have crosshairs which is what the laser dots are called. You also do not have a knob to adjust the reticles shape. The only knob is on the side of the sight.
The laser boresighter has a small red laser beam that covers a much larger area than the boresight sights does. With its larger red laser beam, it can cover more area with a lower number of crosshairs. This makes it good for general reticle adjustments. Overall, they are both very similar to each other.