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It's been awhile since I've mounted a scope myself on a rifle. I used the dual level set up, one in the action, the other on top of the scope tube. Every time I look into the rifle, it just seems off. Am I doing something wrong here? Should the rifle

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  • It's been awhile since I've mounted a scope myself on a rifle. I used the dual level set up, one in the action, the other on top of the scope tube. Every time I look into the rifle, it just seems off. Am I doing something wrong here? Should the rifle

    It's been awhile since I've mounted a scope myself on a rifle. I used the dual level set up, one in the action, the other on top of the scope tube. Every time I look into the rifle, it just seems off. Am I doing something wrong here? Should the rifle be made "level" to my line of view into the scope or true to the rifle? Any and all suggestions are much appreciated.

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    I made one myself that works good. It is like Brownells number 100-011-731WB. I have used it several times on several applications with good results.

    I will see if I can upload a picture.

    It is made from blocks of wood with the black/white lines and spaces. After you put the lines on the block, cut it in half. The rod is a square stock. This allows easy alignment with the reticule. JHP
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    • #3
      The scope needs to be level with the rifle. In other words, both need to be level before you lock the scope down. This can be difficult without a gun vise.

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      • #4
        The scope should be level with the rifle. As others have suggested, a gun vise is the easiest way to do it, but just putting some thick padding around the stock (like an insulated sweatshirt or something similar), and lightly clamping the gun in a regular vise should work too. I've even just used a couple of heavy sandbags to prop it into a semi-rigid position on my shooting bench, and that works in a pinch. If you have the scope leveled with the rifle according to your level, and it still looks off to you, you might want to check your level - sometimes they can be innacurate. Otherwise, it might just be your eye that's innacurate...lol.
        One other thought, unless you're doing serious target shooting, or long distance shooting (beyond 300-400 yards), "eyeballing it" is often good enough. It worked for me for years, until I decided using a level was quicker and easier. I can't say I've noticed a difference in accuracy.

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        • #5
          let your gun smith help you out , so when you miss you'll know it's not the scope

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