Re: Leveling the Scope Reticle for Long Range Rifles
Yesterday, I received a 'Ring True Alignment Tool' in the mail. That was fast - 2 days from CA to NY.
This norning I used the tool to check 2 scopes. The first rifle/scope is several years old and has been tested and trued the hard way - by shooting and dialing elevation then adjusting. I know this rifle is dead on. If I followed the directions correctly, the Ring True confirms what I already knew.
The second rifle has a new scope that I mounted this past week for my nephew . The reticle was leveled by eye and checked by sighting on a cable holding a bird feeder about 75 yards out the back window. It was bore sighted by eye and a couple rounds fired to know it is on paper and very close at 100Y. NO! I didn't shoot the bird feeder. Anyhow, this was to be my starting point for the next trip to the range, knowing this setup would need to be tweaked. According to the Ring True tool, I'm canted to the left by a small amount.
For the sake of science, I'm going to leave the rifle alone until I have the opportuinity to shoot a few rounds as is; probably next weekend. First check how out of plumb my eyeballs are then I'll use the Ring True to re-setup the scope as per the instructions.
If there is anything substantial to report, I'll do so here in a week or so. Then I'll make an appointment with the eye doc.
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