scope/rifle level

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by TxAggie94, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. TxAggie94

    TxAggie94 Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    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.

  2. happylilcuss

    happylilcuss Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2008
    Yes most of the guys have a level on the scope.

  3. mkg

    mkg Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    Aggie, Midway carries them just search for "anti-cant device"

  4. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    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.