Originally Posted by Mikecr
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.