Originally Posted by ol mike
I read the Darrel Holland article on here ,he uses the same method as you for the most part .
I try to get the level on the rifle as level as possible shoot the gun at 100yds -at the center bullseye -crank up 10" of elevation to see if the scope/rifle shoots off the line etc. -you know the drill.
But loosening the rings and trying to get the reticle to move over onto the line that little bit sure can be time consuming .This method is the one i consider a true level -the scope answers to the rifle as to what is level and barrels "throw" shots if you could use the most accurate laser in the world to shine down the centerbore of a rifle that doesn't mean the bullet will hit there as many of you guys already know -it's just hard to get a rifle and scope to fully agree and stay fully in agreement as to level .I've calmed down now so thanks for the help you'all.
Heading to work now -Mike
Glad you are calm now 'ol mike'.
Some times I can hit level with one or two tries and sometimes not, so like many things in this
sport, it is the little things that take the most effort.
When I was shooting long range matches I saw many people canting there rifles (David Tubbs was
one of them) and simply adding windage as he elevated. We all know how well he did, but when hunting everything is not at even distance's and canting can be a problem. So I prefer to adjust
the windage only when needed for the conditions.
So many things for small changes, but they add up to a very good hunt.
Some times you just have to kick the dog or have a beer and start over.
Getting all of the levels to agree at one time can be frustrating so I use the tape once I get
a benchmark and it works well for me (Simple).
J E CUSTOM