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View Poll Results: Do you use a scope level to keep your rifle level?
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Do you use a scope level to keep your rifle level?

 
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:06 AM
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Re: Do you use a scope level to keep your rifle level?

Sorry for the posting error, here's a photo of my set up


http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...300winmag5.jpg

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Old 03-13-2011, 10:22 PM
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Re: Do you use a scope level to keep your rifle level?

I don't have a level on all of my rifles but the ones set up to shoot longer ranges (400 yds plus) have them. I don't think it matters as much in flat terrain but when you are in mountainous terrain it becomes harder to judge level crosshairs when you don't have a horizon to refer to.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:02 PM
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Re: Do you use a scope level to keep your rifle level?

Sambo

I'm a lefty also. Just shoot right handed rifles. The Marine Corps doesn't issue left handed rifles.

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:51 PM
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Re: Do you use a scope level to keep your rifle level?

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Sorry for the posting error, here's a photo of my set up


http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...300winmag5.jpg

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I've got the same B-Square level, but mounted on the base, just behind the scope ring. I'll post a picture up Friday when I get the new scope and rings installed (hopefully)
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:55 PM
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Re: Do you use a scope level to keep your rifle level?

Missing a category. I don't need one. Never saw any real benefit to keeping your scope level vs keeping it level.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:42 AM
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Re: Do you use a scope level to keep your rifle level?

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You don't need a level. Been shooting long range out to 1200yds since 1992 and have absolutely no problem shooting a moa target out to 1200yds without ever checking any kind of level. I can get hit after hit from shooting off of a pack and never have even thought of a stupid level. I practice long range marksmanship taught from my time in the Marines and see this level crap is a joke. As long as you are not shooting sideways like a gangbanger holding up the quick shop you aren't going to have a problem.
I agree that the human eye can see and correct to a degree or two without any level being used. The amount of difference that makes is negligable .What is a better accessory is a clinometer to read any up or down angle . Again a few degrees makes little difference but 30 degrees or more down or up does . However it can't hurt to have a level to keep the gun verticle if it gives extra confidence in the shot . It is also important to have the scope elevation tracking going up and down in the verticle plain to match the rifles verticle center.

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