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Old 05-12-2013, 10:07 PM
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Re: thoughts on leveling a scope and bubble level

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Are you hitting once you correct the windage problem or are you just missing because of the windage problem?
Well it seemed like if wind was from the left corrections from lacking and if the wind was from the right they were excessive with wind varing it was hard to nail down. but to answer yes it could be corrected for on a calm day .
This evening I waited til 6:30 to shoot and it calmed . Was able to print 2 cold bore shots a hour apart at the 8 o'clock 4 " and 7" from the center of the bull on the 20" porta-gong at 1058 yds. I cant seem to get the pic from my phone but since it is in the back of the truck I will photo it in good light tomorrow with my camers and post it . I wanted to take a third shot but light was fading and I wanted all shots to be cold bore.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:44 PM
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Well it seemed like if wind was from the left corrections from lacking and if the wind was from the right they were excessive with wind varing it was hard to nail down. but to answer yes it could be corrected for on a calm day .
This evening I waited til 6:30 to shoot and it calmed . Was able to print 2 cold bore shots a hour apart at the 8 o'clock 4 " and 7" from the center of the bull on the 20" porta-gong at 1058 yds. I cant seem to get the pic from my phone but since it is in the back of the truck I will photo it in good light tomorrow with my camers and post it . I wanted to take a third shot but light was fading and I wanted all shots to be cold bore.
Here is the target I wish dark had not caught me so a third shot could have been made.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:58 PM
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Re: thoughts on leveling a scope and bubble level

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You need to do this. Until then we will not know if the reticle is plum and true to the tracking. If the reticle is indeed installed a little crooked in the scope all the plumb line will do is true it for your zero. You need to true it to your line of track for dialing in shots.

Make a light pencil line on the scope tube at the parting line of the ring. This will give you a gauge to adjust from as you shoot it in.

Jeff
If after you put the elevation on your group falls to the left of the plumb line, do you rotate the scope clockwise or counterclockwise?

Dan
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