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Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« on: October 01, 2020, 03:21:34 PM »
Been mounting/swapping scopes a lot between my PCP rifles lately. Got tired of using sensitive, finicky, fiddly bubble levels and finally tried this. For those who have never used this, itís ingenious:



Amazon link for the (cheaper) one I got:

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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2020, 03:33:37 PM »
Incidentally, that's a cool little gadget.
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 03:53:46 PM »
Thanks for the link fix Peter. I canít always seem to get the hyperlink thing down pat, sometimes it works and sometimes not. But fixed (for now anyway)...
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 04:05:41 PM »
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 04:09:47 PM »
i've seen this and it's on my wish list.  i've also read that not all scopes reticles are level with the tubes flat bottom, but it's a good start and for most shooters good enough. 
after all, we're not trying for 600 yard groups.  yet.
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 04:56:47 PM »
i've seen this and it's on my wish list.  i've also read that not all scopes reticles are level with the tubes flat bottom, but it's a good start and for most shooters good enough. 
after all, we're not trying for 600 yard groups.  yet.

Yes Carl I agree, so I am hanging onto my bubble levels for those pesky round-bottomed scopes I have (although right now I have ... none, but just in case), plus also with the bubble levels I found that on at least one of my scopes the turret top is rounded, so no bubbling there which is one of the reasons I looked into this instant-alignment thing-a-ma-bobber. For $20 bucks totally worth it. I just don't take the wife out to eat dinner one time... ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 05:01:28 PM »
Charlie, I have the exact same one! It gets it mechanically close and most reticles are close to being level with the housing....good enough for me as my head isnít symmetrical either....LOL!
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 06:29:14 PM »
Charlie, Thanks a bunch. I have known that my scope is a little off, but I didn't want to try to adjust it a degree or two. I envision a scope leveling party with friends and family in the near future.

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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2020, 07:33:27 PM »
Charlie, I have the exact same one! It gets it mechanically close and most reticles are close to being level with the housing....good enough for me as my head isnít symmetrical either....LOL!
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2020, 08:00:32 PM »
That's really cool. I bet some one with a 3D print could make them pretty easily.
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2020, 08:00:47 PM »

That's really cool. I bet some one with a 3D printer could make them pretty easily.
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2020, 08:09:39 PM »
Charlie, I have the exact same one! It gets it mechanically close and most reticles are close to being level with the housing....good enough for me as my head isnít symmetrical either....LOL!

Randall, well it figures you'd already know about stuff I am just discovering. In fact this must be so old hat for you that you even had an extra one to send Travis!  ;D

Hunter, yeah this was all news to me until a few days ago. And think of the family togetherness it'll bring... ;)
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2020, 08:10:45 PM »

That's really cool. I bet some one with a 3D printer could make them pretty easily.

Hmmm, I wonder...but it'd have to be really smooth mating surfaces to be able to get aligned "in one plunge" like in the video.
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2020, 08:11:48 PM »
Charlie, I have the exact same one! It gets it mechanically close and most reticles are close to being level with the housing....good enough for me as my head isnít symmetrical either....LOL!
Randall sent me one FREE and its all I use.

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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2020, 08:24:07 PM »
FYI, it looks like it works on the same way as the Arisaka jig.  It assumes the gun is mechanically perfect, the scope rings are centered over the rail, and that the reticle is clocked perfectly to the scope body.

It will probably work well most of the time but be aware that it may or may not achieve the thing that matters, which is that the reticle is aligned with the muzzle.

A free and reliable method way to achieve this alignment is to look through the scope and view your reflection in a mirror.  Twist the scope in the rings until the vertical bar of reticle simultaneously bisects the muzzle and the scope's ocular bell.  This step prevents scope cant.

Then to prevent gun cant, attach a spirit level to the scope tube such that it indicates level when you view a plumb line through the scope and align your reticle to it.  From that point forward, trust the spirit level to align your reticle and the pellet's corresponding trajectory to the force of gravity.
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2020, 08:44:27 PM »
Charlie, I have the exact same one! It gets it mechanically close and most reticles are close to being level with the housing....good enough for me as my head isnít symmetrical either....LOL!
Randall sent me one FREE and its all I use.

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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2020, 09:42:40 PM »
Actually once assured the rifle itself is level, one just need look through the scope at a plumb bob or other truly vertical plane.
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2020, 09:52:56 PM »
Actually that does not guarantee a satisfactory result.  The fundamental issue is that there is no surface on a rifle that, when leveled, ensures that the scope is properly oriented to the muzzle.  The reasons are many but one common cause is using tipoff rings that seldom perfectly center above the rail.
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Re: Level Your Scope In 2 Seconds
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2020, 02:25:16 AM »
Charlie, I have the exact same one! It gets it mechanically close and most reticles are close to being level with the housing....good enough for me as my head isnít symmetrical either....LOL!
Randall sent me one FREE and its all I use.

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