Scope Leveling

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OU812 posted this 17 December 2022

Some scope crosshairs are not aligned with scope body. So vertical ajustments can be off if adjusting using clicks. Here are a couple of videos showing how to check.

 

 

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OU812 posted this 17 December 2022

Be sure to check crosshair alignment against plumb bob line while moving crosshairs up and down.

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Pentz posted this 18 December 2022

We hang lead weights at the 100 yd line for this purpose

 

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 18 December 2022

i have 2 friends i shoot with ... we all swear each other's crosshairs are tilted ....

ken

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Alstep posted this 21 December 2022

I naturally cant my match rifle, so I cant the scope.  Straightens everything out.   Two wrongs do make it right!

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Larry Gibson posted this 22 December 2022

I've found "leveling" to generally be a waste of time and many times does nt ensure the vertical crosshair of the reticle is perpendicular to the center of the bore.

The vertical crosshair must be perpendicular to the center of the bore whether using elevation adjustment or holdover for long range shots past the zero range of the rifle.  

Place the rifle with the bolt out in a vise or on a solid rest.  With you head back toward the butt look at the ocular lens and you will see the reticle, even in the "shadow" parts of the lens.  Project the line of the vertical crosshair down and rotate the scope until it is perpendicular to the center of the bore.

Best don't by someone with 20-20 vision as if wearing glasses, the lens of the glasses can bend the image and result in slightly canted reticle.  That can occur even though it looks verticle to the person with glasses on. 

LMG

Concealment is not cover.........

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RicinYakima posted this 22 December 2022

And don't be surprised if the factory scope mount holes are not aligned with the centerline of the bore. surprised

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lotech posted this 23 December 2022

I've tried a number of gadgets and methods over the years, but have gone back to eyeballin' it. Mount and square everything up at home, then verify at the range before zeroing. Sometimes I have to adjust it again at the range, but usually that's it. 

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