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Canting What do you think?

 
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:05 PM
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Canting What do you think?

Here the deal is!!! I have two Night Force scopes. I bought a Badger Ordnance level that connects to picitanny mount I also have B square that's a lot cheaper and I like it better than the Badger.
I conected both to my scope mount to double check, and both show that gun was level. I then put a level on top of turret and leveled scope to gun. All level bubbles are exact! Well here's the crap is that will just drive you nuts! It's not level! The cross hairs are canted on both rifles!!!
So do you think reticles can be put in canted from the factory? Why don't scope makers and ring makers put indexing marks on scope and rings? That would take all the guess work out of installing a scope. Maybe it's because the reticles are put in un-level!
By the way, I leveled a target with a laser level and got back 200 yds. leveled the rifle with the picitanny level, and then leveled scope to target.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:28 PM
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Re: Canting What do you think?

I suppose anythings possible, but did you try a long paper at 100 yards with a plumb line on it, with a dot at the bottom and using your bubble level(ignore the line on the paper), then dial up 25 or 30 MOA and shoot to see if you hit the line or off to the side?
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:42 PM
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Re: Canting What do you think?

+ 1 with what jmason suggested
After having the scope installed, probably the best way to check how level is the scope is to shoot it at any given distance (100 yards) and then dial up 20 or 30 moa, and see if your shots are in a straight line in the target, if your scope is leveled, the shots should be in a straight line, if the line is angled you can turn your scope little by little to correct the canting.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:44 PM
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Re: Canting What do you think?

I have zero confidence in using a bubble level balanced on a turret cover to determine anything.

How about this:

Attach a tall piece of white paper to your target backet at 100yds-200yds. Then use a 3'-4' level to draw a thick black plumb line on the white paper. Using your two picitanny mount levels to ensure that the rifle is level, just look through the scope and rotate it until the vertical crosshair is parallel to the thick black line.

A rifle vise of some kind would be handy but isn't necessary.

The test mentioned above is a good way to check everything out.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:47 PM
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Re: Canting What do you think?

I would think that leveling a line on target with a laser level would be the same principle as a plumb bob.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:49 PM
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Re: Canting What do you think?

VH that's basically what I I did with the laser level.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:52 PM
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Re: Canting What do you think?

jmason no I have not shot to see if it tracks straight up and down. I need to though.
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