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Old 05-29-2005, 04:47 PM
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This is probably a stupid question but, I am not known for having a lot of mental aptitude. So here goes.
What is the best way to install a scope so the cross hairs are plumb, not canted to one side or the other?.
I, like most people, "eye ball it" after the scope is mounted before final tightening but i`m not 100% sure there is no canting.
On most rifles there is no verticle flat surface to place a level to make sure the rifle is plumb.
Is there a good method to make sure both rifle and scope are plumb/verticle?.
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Old 05-29-2005, 04:53 PM
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Post Reticle alignment

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Here you go.................


Reticle Alignment << Link

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Old 05-29-2005, 05:07 PM
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I think what has worked for me in the past seems to work well. Put the gun in a case guard cleaning vise making sure gun is level, or attach a bipod to front stud and set rear of stock on sandbag on flat level floor. Use some paneling that has the straight lines running through it on your wall if you have it. I do and it works great everytime to align my scopes up centered with. If you don't have it you can buy a cheap small piece say cut squared to about 3 feet and stand it up against your wall. After your scope is in your rings, align the vertical crosshair up with the line in the paneling. Tighten up the rings. It works wonders.

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Old 05-29-2005, 05:11 PM
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Thanks BigMike. I read the post from your link.
The string and plumb bob method makes sense but the thing that is bugging me the most is finding a flat place on the rifle to make sure it is plumb.
Everything seems to have rounded surfaces.
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Old 05-29-2005, 05:16 PM
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ice,

The left side of the receiver is flat & verticle.......

Bottom of the receiver in the magazine well is flat & horizontal......

Bottom of the receiver with the trigger group removed is flat & horizontal......

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Old 05-30-2005, 09:10 PM
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Thanks for the information BigMike.
I have a new scope ordered. I`ll try resting the rifles mag well on a flat level surface and line the cross hairs up with a plumbed string.
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