Gunsmithing – How to Sight in a Rifle Scope Presented by Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA

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Properly Sighting in a Rifle Scope is an easy task if you follow a few basic steps. Watch along as Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, demonstrates his process to sighting in a rifle scope on both a centerfire and rimfire rifle.


  1. Thanks for the info. Some of us are noobs and need it.

  2. Hope they don’t ban this account

  3. Larry is a down-to-earth nice guy I love this guy his professionalism is second to none and like he says thank you for your business I say thank you for your knowledge in teachings mr. potterfield

  4. Grasias maestro me A servido de mucho ver sus videos

  5. Thank you for all of your great Videos .

  6. So once you sight it in at 25 yards you can shoot farther distances without sighting it back in


  8. Very good video.  Simple to understand and not over explained

  9. I have a 270 wsm Savage left hand bolt can someone answer this question approximately how many times could the federal cases or any other brass case's be lodaded ( approximately ) . I have had so many problems with the federal and Winchester cases and have returned the FACTORY LOADS to the maker. PLEASE HELP.

  10. Hi Larry, thank you for making this video. I sight my scopes in the same way. I have always wondered what the correct way to sight a scope that is a 3x9x40 scope? I have always sighted my scopes set at 4 power . Can you tell me the best selection that I should sight in a similar scope with these ranges, 3x9x40? thank you. I just mounted 2 new scopes for family members and sighted them in at 100 yards after sighting them in at 25 yards first. Both harvested animals for the freezer this past weekend. Any help appreciated, thank you.

  11. Thank you, Mr. Larry Potterfield, for your clear, brief & pleasant explanations. Should be that way. (And that's the way it is!)

  12. Do you put it on highest power

  13. I used a perfectly level vise and made the mistake of using two different thickness clothes on both sides of the rifle. Installed a vortex bubble level as well on a Sightron SIII 10-50×60. I'm still learning wind so the more inexperienced variables i can eliminate the better. thank you.

  14. So you are setting your scope with a hold over at 100 yards so that around 300 yards it is spot on? I would be curious if he knows the exact range that it is scoped in to.

  15. Spot on information…

  16. Great video. What magnification should you use to sight in using a variable power scope?

  17. Thank you Larry and midway USA I sighted in my 22 today at 100 yard its dead on and it was my first time ever sighting in a scope thank you

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