the parts arrived today, and were installed a few minutes ago.
It seems pretty sturdy, and I also like the fact that the bubble level sits in a type of cup when in the closed position, thus protecting it from getting hit and moving for or aft.
When I called the guys from Defensive Edge, they told me their ACI w/anti-cant mount would not fit on my set-up. And when I sent him a second email asking if it was because of the 3/16" space between the scope tube and my Leupold base...I never received an answer. He just reiterated that it would not fit.
OK...so I went with Flatline-Ops.
Like I said, Chuck from Flatline-Ops answered all my questions, and sent me VERY SPECIFIC measurements. With these measurements in hand, I was able to determine that it would fit, no problemo. (Plenty of room for the lower ring to fit into that 3/16" inch space between the scope tube and Leupold mount)!
In the following pictures you will see that I have my ACI mounted FORWARD of the turret. It fit behind the turret as well, but the bubble level would have obscured the turret from my sight. On top of that, because of the way I line up my body when I shoot, plant my cheek weld on the stock, and my old tired eyes...it felt better to have it a bit further forward. (I tried it both ways, meditated on it, and made my decision).
As for the installation, it was a breeze. I removed my scope (which I did not need to do if the ACI was mounted forward of the turret), just to try it mounted both ways. (In front, and behind, the turret). Like I said, I wanted to physically try it both ways. And once installed onto the scope, the bubble level has a fine-tuning screw on both sides of the mount. On one side for when the bubble level is closed (centered on the turret), and one on the other side for when the bubble level is opened outward.
Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
I have not tried it out yet...but soon. It is still archery season.
In Christ: Raymond
PS: Remmy 700 LTR (.308 Win) with Super Sniper scope. (30mm tube).