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How Bad #8337583 07/31/21 11:22 PM
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Of a NoNo. Still unpacking and I can’t find my plumb bob or even anything to make one.

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Go downtown to the RR tracks and grab up a rock and
a piece of twine and cobble one together.
Not heading that way or I'd bring one you could borry

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You shooting 500 and in - you look level and good to go


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Level the reticle, not the turret.


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Level the reticle, not the turret.



Yeah I know, just nothing to level it against at the moment.


nidea actually, I did unpack my levels last night, I can sit one on the back fence and shim it until it’s level.

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Point the gun at a wall, (muzzle pretty close), and shine a flashlight through the scope, put level on the reticle.


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Originally Posted by wp75169
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Level the reticle, not the turret.



Yeah I know, just nothing to level it against at the moment.


nidea actually, I did unpack my levels last night, I can sit one on the back fence and shim it until it’s level.


Or drive a nail in the fence, and hang the level or some kind of plum bob.


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Originally Posted by wp75169
Of a NoNo. Still unpacking and I can’t find my plumb bob or even anything to make one.

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I use a chalk line box most anyway.

In theory you could use a big level edge as your line


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Your iPhone has a level in the compass mode. IDK how accurate it is.

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Door frame, or the door if it's level and plum.


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I’ve lifted a blind up off the window sill and used the strings in them grin Desperate times call for desperate measures.

I broke down and bought the wheeler scope level it…now I do them in a vice.


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This thing is foolproof, quick, easy.

https://parabola-llc.com/

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Vertical blinds are good also.


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I use adjustable parallels to set the scope level.. one could also do the same thing with feeler gauges.
I’ve proved both methods using the box tests etc, to insure they were straight up. This method only works with scopes built off the flats of the turret bodies like mark 4’s and nightforce’s and maybe the higher end vortex scopes

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Buy one of these, they do what a $3000 level use to cost.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0793LFSP4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Huepar laser level on Amazon


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I used a bunch of methods over time. Here is the latest. Won’t work in every situation but most times.

https://store.fixitsticks.com/products/scope-jack


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Huh, you're supposed to level your scope ???

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Chalk line box works really well.

I hung it in front of the white door


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Originally Posted by DStroud
I used a bunch of methods over time. Here is the latest. Won’t work in every situation but most times.

https://store.fixitsticks.com/products/scope-jack


Never seen that before, pretty cool.


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Originally Posted by HornSlayer
Buy one of these, they do what a $3000 level use to cost.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0793LFSP4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Huepar laser level on Amazon



I like this idea, going to get one. Like JG said, you need to level the reticle not the turret.


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I wasn’t going to address this but as a group few of you read the damn post and just looked at the picture. I know to level the reticle, I was just not in a position to do so at the time.

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So you were wanting confirmation your half azzed efforts were alright to do. And you didn't get that confirmation, because it isn't the right way to go about the process. Don't get pissed at us for you half azzing something. Do it right, or don't do it at all.


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
So you were wanting confirmation your half azzed efforts were alright to do. And you didn't get that confirmation, because it isn't the right way to go about the process. Don't get pissed at us for you half azzing something. Do it right, or don't do it at all.



That almost a fair summary. I knew it was wrong, I just didn’t know how far off it potentially would be, so I ask. So half the people didn’t read the post and assumed I was a dumbass, then told me how to do it correctly. Which was pretty evident I already knew how. Although I did learn some new methods from the more constructive responses.

At no point was I looking for confirmation that it was ok, just how bad.

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Bubble levels are a method of last resort anyway, anywhere IMO.

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Originally Posted by wp75169
Originally Posted by FiremanJG
So you were wanting confirmation your half azzed efforts were alright to do. And you didn't get that confirmation, because it isn't the right way to go about the process. Don't get pissed at us for you half azzing something. Do it right, or don't do it at all.



That almost a fair summary. I knew it was wrong, I just didn’t know how far off it potentially would be, so I ask. So half the people didn’t read the post and assumed I was a dumbass, then told me how to do it correctly. Which was pretty evident I already knew how. Although I did learn some new methods from the more constructive responses.

At no point was I looking for confirmation that it was ok, just how bad.


Short answer, pretty bad.

Had to re-level quite a few scopes that people placed a level on top of the turret.


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