Proper sighting is very important for accuracy.
Most people interested in just about any hobby wants the latest, greatest and highest quality equipment so they can get the most out of his or her hobby. This is especially true for plinkers and tactical enthusiasts. For this reason, accessories such as optic sights are extremely popular pieces of equipment. Many weapons have built-in optical sights but if yours doesn’t, its a good bet that you can get an optional sight and mount it yourself.
A sight is only as good as it’s accuracy. Fortunately, even modestly priced optical sights offer excellent sighting capabilities but it’s very important to take the time to set your sight properly if you want to get the most out of your investment.
As an example, this exerpt was taken from How to Sight-In a Hunting Rifle By Chuck Hawks:
“Start at the 25 yard position. Put up a large paper target. I usually use an NRA 100 yard small bore rifle target, which has a large black bulls-eye. Get really comfortable on the shooting bench, so that none of your muscles are cramped or in tension. Bring a pillow or a folded-up blanket to sit on (as required) to get your head and shoulders at a comfortable height at the bench rest.”
You can also take a lot of great tips directly from the manufacturer of your weapon. For example, one of your best selling brands; Daisy offers their customers a comprehensive guide to sighting in a scope on their website. A quick search of the website for your manufacturer will likely yield similar steps.
If you are a weekend plinker or you target practice regularly, you need to have an accurately sighted scope. otherwise you risk erratic shot patterns that could cost you big in any type of shooting competition.