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Mossyoakman3006 12-29-2010 09:37 PM

Leveling reticles
 
So what is the best methob for leveling reticles, I've seen that level level level thing but my problem is my scope cap isnt flat, is there any better way to go about it?

JonM 12-29-2010 09:50 PM

i level the rifle the then the scope tighten it all down. if the cap isnt level take it off.

willfully armed 12-29-2010 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 411337)
if the cap isnt level take it off.

Couldnt be more clear......

Squirrel_Slayer 12-30-2010 12:34 AM

Hang a brightly colored string with a small weight on the end on your fence in your back yard. Set up a table with your rest and rifle and using a small bubble level, make sure the bore of your rifle is perfectly level. Now, look through the scope and rotate the scope in your rings until the vertical line on your reticle either covers or is parallel to the string. Check, check again, and then when you are all done, re check it. And torque your scope rings evenly!

Txhillbilly 12-30-2010 12:35 AM

I level the gun in a gun vise,and line up the crosshairs with a plumbline that I hang in front of the gun.

It works great,every time.

Snakedriver 12-30-2010 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Squirrel_Slayer (Post 411406)
Hang a brightly colored string with a small weight on the end on your fence in your back yard. Set up a table with your rest and rifle and using a small bubble level, make sure the bore of your rifle is perfectly level. Now, look through the scope and rotate the scope in your rings until the vertical line on your reticle either covers or is parallel to the string. Check, check again, and then when you are all done, re check it. And torque your scope rings evenly!

Yep, this is the best method. You can't beat gravity! Some reticles aren't aligned perfectly with the tubes anyway, so I thinks it's more important to be aligned with true verticle anyway. This method has never let me down.

Mossyoakman3006 12-30-2010 02:15 AM

Thanks I'll give it a try


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