Setting up a scope square?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by skip AI, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Csi

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    Another vote for the wheeler upgraded version. I believe it is called the professional model. The first version worked on a limited number of firearms.
     
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  2. SidecarFlip

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    Interesting. I use a Starrett machinist level placed across the lower half of the scope mount to square the stick in a rifle jig. Then I lay the scope in the lapped lowers, set the top half on, set the level on the top of the elevation turret and level the scope then secure it. Been doing that for years with excellent results. Takes about 3 minutes.
     
  3. joep17

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    For sure that works
    Did something similar for 35 years
    The inexpensive Wheeler system (gen 2) allows you to do it for friends on the kitchen counter in an MTM cleaning rig while your buddy BBQ's moose or elk steaks.
     
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  5. 26Reload

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    Joep17....
    Next time you are setting scopes I want to be there.......for the beer and bbq.......I
     
  6. joep17

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    Okay.....but my lovely wife said no more strippers....the OTHER wives are not comfortable with that
     
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    Well I wasn't planning on stripping.....but if there's enough beer and a pole....what the hell.......
     
  8. joep17

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    How did you know I was Polish?
     
  9. 26Reload

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    And I can't dance........
     
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  10. Coach W

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    Lots of good info here. I'll be trying some new methods soon.