Originally Posted by huntthedistance
I just feel that a scope is not leveled quite right if a throw up a gun and look at a level crossairs or inverted t and have to cant the gun from there.
The scope is leveled fine, the "system" is not leveled correctly. When I first started using levels I was surprised how far I canted some of my rifles when shooting offhand. It really bugged me that I didn't hold my rifles level, but it really doesn't matter to at the distances I shoot offhand.
When I shoot off a bipod I am surprised how level or unlevel I am depending on the terrain I'm shooting in. When I shoot off level ground I naturally throw the rifle up almost perfect, but when I'm on a side hill I will get on target and then check my level and am sometimes way off. It drove me crazy at first, but now I just cant my rifle until it's level and shoot.
I thought the level would help other people shoot my rifle to the same POI but it hasn't. How the person holds the gun, cheek weld, trigger control, etc. all determine POI and certain people just don't shoot the same POI as others.