I was sent a Hawkway green laser bore sight tool to test and evaluate. This battery powered laser it shaped like a .223/5.56mm cartridge and fits inside the chamber of your rifle projecting a visible laser dot through your bore that you can use to aim and calibrate your scope or optic reticle. The case and cartridge appeared to be identical to the Marmot laser bore sighter I reviewed last year, except this emits a green colored laser which is much more visible in daylight.
The unit is powered by a 3x of LR41 which are wrapped together into a convenient battery pack. The kit comes with 3 sets. Battery pack fits into a chamber in the back of the unit, who’s screw on cap is shaped like the rim of a bullet cartridge. There is no off button and the unit will stay on until you remove the battery pack. While I did not test overall battery life of each pack, I used my test unit for well over 45 minutes without completely draining a battery pack but your millage may vary. It’s always a good idea to cary spares of any button battery.
Unfortunately the laser, while brighter than the Marmot red laster, wasn’t bright enough to see in bright daylight. It was bright enough to see in shade or indoors at 10-15yrds which makes it quite usable in your garage, basement, or at an indoor gun range. The unit appeared to be aligned well enough to use as a reference point with which to achieve a rough zero with your optic that you could reasonably get on paper at 100yrds and refine your zero.
The green laser’s performance is still disappointing when compared to the highly visible green laser dot projected by stem type laser bore sighters that fit onto the muzzle of your barrel. The muzzle-type use a larger CR2 battery to power their lasers and are visible at 100yrds.
Where the Hawkway and similar bullet cartridge sized laser is unequaled is in safety. Because they fit into your gun’s chamber, there is absolutely no risk of accidental discharge when it use, as the laser takes the place of any bullet. In addition, its small size makes it easy to store and transport. The entire kit fits into a mag pouch, your pocket, or tossed into a range bag. It weighs next to nothing and you can take it with you anywhere.
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