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Scope rectical leveling?

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Unread 01-14-2008, 05:25 PM
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Scope rectical leveling?

What is a good way to level your cross hairs when installing a scope with out buying anything? I usually just eyeball it but its always off a little.

A cheap item that does a good job is the Segway Reticle Leveler


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    Unread 01-14-2008, 07:38 PM
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    Never mind, I fingered it out with some string, a weight and some RV levels.
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    I put my bipod on the rifle. Set it on a table that I have leveled. Line up the vertical crosshair with the grout joint between the ceramic tiles above the laundry tubbs that I know to be plumb.
    The level table is next to the frig.
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    I always bore sight int he garage off a work table my wife bought me. On the garage door and on a wall I have a cross, each made with a level square and plumb. I am left handed and I have to be careful to get it exactly right or the reticle will appeaqr tilted should a right hander use my rifle. After I get bore sighted I open the garage door and proof my bore sighting on my neighbors Ford truck hubcap centre. Bore sighting and levelling the table as well as the gun always puts me within 3" at 100yrds when I go to the range. So I waste a lot less ammo and dont have to find the paper.
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    I use a long spirit level over the base to level the rifle (on the bipod and sand bags) and then put in the scope, tighten the rings up until the scope is *just* loose, then line the horizontal up with the leveled spirit level placed at a distance. Seems to work ok
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    NF says use a string and plumb bob at 100 yards.....kinda a pian I broke weak and bought a boresighter with the laser level thing and leveling x hair target...cost me a $150 bucks but feels good when your buddies say "your scope is lop sided" and you just "nope your head is!"
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