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Bubble level for rifle

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Old 03-01-2004, 07:10 PM
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Re: Bubble level for rifle

i use the ones that mount on the scope not the base,my buddy has one of the ones that sits on the rail and doesnt look like it would last a day in the field-well with me anyways im hard on gear[sticks out too far]-fwiw-dave
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Old 03-01-2004, 10:41 PM
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Re: Bubble level for rifle

Are you sure you mean 6 degrees? Not 6 minutes? I mean, if 4" is all you get from 12 degrees included, a blind man could see that. On my drunkest day i'll see 1 degree. I eyeball round parts in the milling machine all the time and never do I put the guage on it and have it out 2 degrees from square. Rarely more than 1.

While I think they would be cool, I can't immagine actually taking the time to look at it. Just my opinion.

6 Degrees is a LOT.
If you have something that you disassemble and reassemble enough times, sooner or later, you'll have two!
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Old 03-02-2004, 12:45 AM
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Bubble level for rifle

Saw Ric Horst *Wyowhisper* had one of these on his rifle. Figured I'd get a few to try and thought I'd mention them here. Looks like a neat unobtrusive piece of equipment.
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Old 03-02-2004, 12:52 AM
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Re: Bubble level for rifle

Very handy! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 03-02-2004, 03:14 AM
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Re: Bubble level for rifle

1 minute on a clock face, or 6 degrees is pretty easy to be off with a piss poor frame of reference in the field, especially in the mountains. I'm sure I've been off even more than that before. I have a pretty good eye for stuff like that too, but without a frame of referance one is lost to a point.
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Old 03-02-2004, 08:18 AM
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Re: Bubble level for rifle

Have them on some of my lighter match guns and bench mounted hunting guns for many years.

They are "especially" important to those shooting from uneven surfaces such as the ground with a bipod on their rifles.

Some members were making them at Willismport 20 years ago.

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Old 03-02-2004, 11:20 AM
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Re: Bubble level for rifle

YUp.. what Brent and DC said.. ever look through you scope to a hillside where it is outline.. what looks likea level reticle very seldom is! This is one of the least costly but most valuable items there is when shooting at distance..

4mesh , Minutes, Degrees.. not sure but a very minor cant.. will result in a very major miss..

6br and the rest .. the thing really doesn't stick out al the much, I have drug mine though everything and it still works reliabley everytime...

I mount mine so that it stick out on my left.. and if you shoot with both eyes open you can check and recheck at will... super easy to know if you're level al the time!!
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