Setting up a new Scope

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Garrett H., Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Garrett H.

    Garrett H. Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    What is the best way to square up your crosshairs with the action of your rifle? Are there any great tools out there that help with this?
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2005

  3. devildoc

    devildoc Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2006
    I also use the Wheeler tool, and it works pretty darn good. But, if you don't want to buy a tool just level the action in a vice and set a piece of paper out with crosshairs drawn on it, making sure both lines are level/plumb. Then just fiddle with the scope until your reticle lines up with the lines drawn on the paper. Just make sure that the action and target remain level throughout the process. Also, the further away the target the better.
  4. Dead Beat

    Dead Beat Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2004
    i use the wheeler level good tool . but i go back to old home made one

  5. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2005
    Here is a trick I used which I found over on

    If you don't have a set of automotive feeler guages, run down a buy a set; probably $5-10. The kind that are all connected together at one end. Get you scope in the rings with the top halves on but loose enough you can just turn the scope. Set the guages so their thick enough to just slip between the top of your 1 piece base and the bottom of the turret housing. When you think it's level, see if you can get one more feeler guage into the whole fray to make it thicker and and insure the scope is plumb with the rifle.