Ken Campbell Iowa
16 January 2018
with a little luck you can find a cardboard box of the right length to cut a couple v-notches and twirl the scope ... cheep and lazy, but " good enough " ..
the image of a fixed target downrange will go in circles until the scope is " centered " ... you don't need to be perfect .
and like everything else in real life, be prepared to discover that your mounts are not perfect, your scope tube is bent, and even your receiver isn't looking down the barrel of your rifle . ( or visa-versa ) ...
interesting that we are playing with a howa 1500 sporter in 25-06 that seems to have a little of all three of the above symptoms ... ha ... a foot left and 6 in. low at 25 yards ... leupold standard mounts/redfield 6-18 and a nikon also .... dang this is fun ..... BTW, this howa 1500 is really a nice action ... and trigger ... to play with ... reminds me of my ithica/tikka 308 in quality and feel ....... 1.5 metric ( about 17 tpi ) thread lead on the howa barrel though ... my southbend doesn't speak metric ..... sigh ...
ps my friend took a 350 yard shot at a coyote over the weekend with this howa ... ha ... he had a " tactical" reticle and chose the wrong pip out of the confusing array of squiggles and circles and spider webs available ... in the 2 seconds the coyote stopped he couldn't decide on which miraculous little helper ... ha ... i loved it .... with a crosshair he could have just gave it 5 inches of air over the shoulder ... the sierra club would be proud of him ...