Originally Posted by phorwath
If a scope is mounted directly above the bore gravitational wise, is mounted parallel to the bore left-right wise, the vertical scope reticle is then rotated to run parallel with a plum bob at 50 yards distance, and I then mark an anti-cant level to ensure the rifle is held in this same position when firing in the field - a position such that the vertical reticle is in alignment with the earth's gravitational vector/force - then I don't care which direction the bolt raceways are positioned. I submit that they could be rotated 1 or 90 degrees from level. That would only mean that the bolt handle would interfere with the scope, or the stock. The position of the bolt raceways would be immaterial, and have no affect on the left to right, or right to left, cant-caused drift of the bullet whatsoever.
Any engineers or physicists on this Forum that see a flaw in this position, please correct this and explain the error in it, for my benefit.
Perfectly said and all the boxes checked
1. Scope centerline and bore centerline aligned vertically
2. Reticle adjusted to distant horizontal or vertical object
3. Anti-cant device installed to duplicate at bench or in field
gunner, first you say "don't bother with that tool" and now you say "your's is a nice tool worth the money". Have you finally begun to understand how the tool is used?
And you have YET to explain or describe YOUR method, only redefine the problem several times (which we all have known from the beginning)
So please explain to us "a more precise method is required". And we all also know about the field method of cranking elevation and looking for vertical POI's, but we are talking about a method for MOUNTING a scope