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Leveling my action opinions

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Unread 12-07-2013, 10:37 PM
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Re: Leveling my action opinions

I'd also be interested.
Kind of do the same thing now with something I came up with but it ain't precision.

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    Unread 12-08-2013, 01:00 AM
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    Re: Leveling my action opinions

    How are you leveling the rifle stock?
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    Unread 12-08-2013, 01:02 AM
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    Re: Leveling my action opinions

    Like I said I'll probably get 12 or so unless I get more for sures.
    Could everyone who wants on either edit your previous post or post again with model and cal for your primary use.
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    Re: Leveling my action opinions

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    How are you leveling the rifle stock?
    It's leveling the action off the raceways for you bolt. Is that what your asking?
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    Re: Leveling my action opinions

    Ok, you're leveling the action raceway, with respect to what? The stock?
    Shouldn't you level the ring base flats w/resp to the stock?
    Just tryin to understand it
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    Unread 12-08-2013, 11:43 AM
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    Re: Leveling my action opinions

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    Ok, you're leveling the action raceway, with respect to what? The stock?
    Shouldn't you level the ring base flats w/resp to the stock?
    Just tryin to understand it
    With respect to the earth. You can level off the base's but some, myself included, are not fully trusting of the base being true to the action. This just gives you another point to check off of and is the first point to worry about IMO. It would go like this.

    Level action off a known level point, the raceways
    Check level of the base's in relation to the action. May or may not be "equally" level
    If it is proceed to level the scope in relation to the action. Install stope mounted level
    If the base is not level to the action, you can level the action and set the scope to be level w/ action, install level

    There many opinions and strategies as to how to level the scope. I always check with a plumbob in relation to crosshairs well. It's widely debated that the only thing that matters, as being level, is the Crossair and it does not matter if the action's level underneath a level crosshair. It really boils down to what camp you are in, so to speak. This is just giving an option to get an known point of square and leveling the action off that point.
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    Unread 12-08-2013, 02:08 PM
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    Re: Leveling my action opinions

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    I always check with a plumbob in relation to crosshairs well.
    I use a plumbob for the crosshairs too.

    Current procedure is: Level action by removing bolt and placing small bubble level on the flat action area between the bolt opening and tang. I then mount scope and align the crosshairs to a plumbob. Last I mount a bubble level on the scope for reference while shooting. For my level of shooting skill, this seems to work well.

    I stopped trying to level the ring bases or use them as reference, since they can be off and the only way I know to remedy that is to bed them to the action and that is a lot of work for me.

    Main reason I like the bar stock idea, is it seems more repeatable. If I remove the scope for some reason and relevel, the piece of bar stock might make for a more consistent reference.
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