What is the best Anti Cant level?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Tall, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Tall

    Tall Well-Known Member

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    I want to put an anti canting level on my scope. Does any body have an opinion as to one vs another? The gun will be used for hunting. I have a nightforce 5.5x22 np2
     
  2. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    IMO, basically all the same. Some are fancier but they all perform the same function. I get mine from the Long Range Store on this website, the Darrel Holland flavor.
     

  3. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Here are two that I use. The small one attached to the Picatinny rail was used to level the action. Then I used a Vortex side level on the scope to match the first one. This way I can look through the scope with one eye and watch the level with the other eye. I later removed the lower B-Square level.

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    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Len's is cheaper. Besides it's better to support the psrson that brings you this forum whenever possible.
     
  5. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    These were examples not to buy them.

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  6. Tall

    Tall Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input. When I first got into long range and bought my Nightforce optic, I had no idea everything that goes into making a long range shot consistent. The guy that sold me my scope mounted it. He used Leopold removable rings. I like the rings but I had no idea the importance of the scope level. When he mounted the scope he didnt do a very good job leveling the scope. I placed a level on the picatiny rail and the level on the top of the scope was way off. I was having to hold about two feet left to hit the center bulls eye at 1000 yrds. I looking forward to getting the the range to see if my adjustments are on and consistent.
     
  7. Tall

    Tall Well-Known Member

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    Joseph, Looks like a rely nice set you have.
     
  8. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Best level you can buy is the Flat Line Ops level hands down... not that the level itself is more level than the rest, but what sets them apart is they can flip out for ease of use and flipped back in so its out of the way and the level works in both positions. Secondly the level can be adjusted once mounted on the scope which is WAY easier for fine tuning your level. I have tried a lot of levels, holland, vortex, and a few more and they are good levels but the Flat Line is far and away the best set up IMO. but it comes at a price
     
  9. CLKHunter

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    Agree 100%. I have Hollands on my scopes but would put the adjustable FLat Line in a heart beat if they made a 1" version. It's almost impossible to adjust Hollands/Vortex type levels to be 100% level with the rifle. Mine are 95% there but even that was a pain.
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    There is a 'trick' to getting the Holland level, level and parallel with the receiver because as you secure the capscrew, it wants to walk a bit. A bit of a PITA, I admit but doable with some patience.

    Actually the best 'anti-cant' is training yourself to hold the firearm level. I use the level as a reference as I tend to cant to the right. Just a corrective measure for myself.

    Actuallyu the best option would be a fine adjustment on the level itself. I shot for years without (a level) and had no issue so it was just a 'gotta have it thing'.
     
  11. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    They do make a 1"
     
  12. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of Holland levels and one Flatline. No question the Flatline, almost 3x the cost, is a nice design and easy to adjust precisely. The issue I have noticed with the Holland is a tendency for the bubble to split into two when cold or under recoil. It happens with all three I have. Not a big deal since you can still center them, but an annoyance. Perhaps it's caused by the density of the liquid used. Have never seen this with the Flatiline.
     
  13. CLKHunter

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    I though only the patriot model that comes in 30mm, 34mm and 35mm was adjustable?
     
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    +1 for the flat line ops. I like not only that it folds up so its out of the way but mounting straight to the picatinny rail means I can swap it from rifle to rifle and not have to break out 2 other levels to level the scope level. Some say its pricey but in my opinion so are a lot of the others available.