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Unread 03-28-2012, 09:49 PM
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Anti cant device

I was wondering how many of the long range hunters out there use an anti cant device? Why or why not. Thanks
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    Unread 03-28-2012, 11:07 PM
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    Re: Anti cant device

    I have a cosign indicator, but I don't use it anymore. I had to go in and get a new one because mine was sticking because it had dust in it. Not sure if it ever really worked all that well. I guess I need to try the new one. Although, one time I checked it against a leupold rangefinder and it matched. If I had the $100 to do over, I wouldn't buy one.
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    Unread 03-29-2012, 03:18 PM
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    I use one & I won't hesitate to state, most LONG range shooters do as well. I honestly done worry too much about cant inside 500yds but...... Cant can have a very significant effect on point of impact which in my limited knowledge increase right along with the range of the shot.

    Take a look at the attached picture, this test was done (not by me) at 600yds IIRC with a 308. One with Left cant, no cant, & right cant, you will probably be as surprised as I was.
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    Unread 03-30-2012, 04:16 AM
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    Now that picture is impressive. I am aware of the problem with a canted rifle, so have the device on many scopes. Problem is that in my hurry to get off a shot, I usually do not pay attention to it.
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    Re: Anti cant device

    I began using them a few years back and found that it made a substantial difference in my +500 yard shots. This is particularly the case when hunting with a bipod on uneven terrain, without the visual references that you generally have when shooting at the range or off a bench. The previous post demonstrating just 600 yards tells it all. All my LR rigs have either a Holland or Flatline level mounted. Very cheap insurance! IMHO.
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    I began using them a few years back and found that it made a substantial difference in my +500 yard shots. This is particularly the case when hunting with a bipod on uneven terrain, without the visual references that you generally have when shooting at the range or off a bench. The previous post demonstrating just 600 yards tells it all. All my LR rigs have either a Holland or Flatline level mounted. Very cheap insurance! IMHO.

    I'm also running a Holland, very nice unit. Grey, you're making me jelous, I am trying to convince myself I don't need a FlatLine.... it's not working

    I don't know about you guys but, i'm usually quite a ways off when I mount my rifle preparing to fire... Thank the lord for ACD's lol
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    I'm also running a Holland, very nice unit. Grey, you're making me jelous, I am trying to convince myself I don't need a FlatLine.... it's not working

    I don't know about you guys but, i'm usually quite a ways off when I mount my rifle preparing to fire... Thank the lord for ACD's lol
    Outlaw, the Flatline is a nice unit, but my last three bought have been Hollands. It costs a lot less, works just as well, more compact, and you don't have to remember to flip it open in the heat of the moment.
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