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Unread 09-08-2008, 09:37 AM
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scope/rifle level

First, howdy. I've been been hanging around and reading for a while, but this is my first post.

I've just gotten into the idea of long range shooting. I know I have a long ways to go and a lot left to learn.
OK, so here's my newbie question: Do you guys use some sort of level to ensure that your scope/rifle is level each time you shoot? One thing I have noticed is that I can shoot some good groups, but sometimes at longer ranges, consecutive groups may not be together. It occured to me that level might be the problem. Drawing a vertical line on the target butt to line up the reticle with seems to help significantly.
We have been using levels on our archery sights for a long time to improve the consistency, but I've never seen a rifle set up like this.

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    Unread 09-08-2008, 10:53 AM
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    Re: scope/rifle level

    Yes most of the guys have a level on the scope.
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    Unread 09-08-2008, 11:40 AM
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    Re: scope/rifle level

    Aggie, Midway carries them just search for "anti-cant device"

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    Unread 09-08-2008, 06:06 PM
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    Re: scope/rifle level

    I someone on the site had given me the idea of using an old over/under mount and drilling it out inserting a bubble level and epoxy it in. mount the scope mount on the scope of the rifle and level it true w/ the rifle and scope and off I went. Seems to take the abuse... I have shot around 100 30-06 and @380 rounds of 300 wsm and it is still working.
    I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
    -- Well, at least I try --
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