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sarg1csarg1c Senior MemberPosts: 1,707 Senior Member
Anyone using a level while shooting long range or varmints? In my album are a few pics of one I made for my .204. Made from a scope base and small level. easy one afternoon project.

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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    I have one on all of my LR rigs
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    Store bought, or home made....
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Pegasus does on his LR AR ...

    Me I only use a level to mount scopes ... I ain't good enough at long ranges so I have to just concentrate on the very basics mechanics alone.
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  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,821 Senior Member
    Good memory. Actually, I have one on both of my FTR rigs: They are $18 at MidwayUSA, or used to be. It's been a few years.

    This is on my 308:
    DSC_0219.jpg

    And the equivalent on the .223:
    BRTTTG03.jpg
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,327 Senior Member
    http://www.creedmoorsports.com/store/product.php?productid=889824&cat=580&page=1

    It's a pretty common thing to see them in the front sights of rifles for NRA competition, and also on various "Quigley Pattern" buffalo rifles.
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    I have a few. Mine are internally mounted in the scope.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,821 Senior Member
    It was not at MidwayUSA, it was at Brownells, part number 122-100-600. It's $14.95 and it's from B-square.

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=6586/pid=1758/Product/T1006_B_SQUARE_BUBBLE_LEVEL

    It attaches on a Picatinny ramp.


    You can aslo search the web for "anti-cant device".
  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    I got one simular to that one with my boresighter. I made this one using a seethrough mount and a vial from a $1.00 level from the Hardwarestore. I have pics in my album but don't know how to display them here. any hints....
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,821 Senior Member
    You mean this picture?


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  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    Yep, that's it....How did you get it there?
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,821 Senior Member
    That type of anti-cant device is available from several places.

    http://www.sinclairintl.com/.aspx/pid=34906/Product/MWG_Anti_Cant_Device

    p_749003994_1.jpg

    This one is from Sinclair International and retails from bet $25 to $29 depending on finish and ring size.

    (BTW, a simple way to include a picture in your post is to right click on the picture at a web site, select Properties and the copy the whole URL for the picture. Then come back to your post and type "[ I M G ]" without the spaces and the quote marks, control-v to paste the URL and then close with "[ / I M G]" again without the spaces and quote marks.) Or use the applet with the image icon in the reply menu bar. Click on the URL tab if you want to provide the URL.)

    That type of anti-cant device is fairly popular, especially for the tactical crowd. The problem I have with it is that you have to move your head to look at it, unless you have eyes like a crab.

    I mount my anti-cant device sticking out on the left side of my rifle. I am VERY much right handed and right eyed and so, I can look through the scope with my right eye and since I shoot with both eyes open, I can still see the level with my left eye and adjust if needed just before breaking the shot.

    This works well for me in competition. I do not have such devices on my hunting and target rifles.
  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    Pegasus, did you see in the album how I did the old N/M scope?
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,821 Senior Member
    Yes, I did. Looks like a veritable Rube Goldberg contraption but it should work. Just not very quick for follow-up shots. Ingenious.
  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    Pegasus wrote: »
    That type of anti-cant device is available from several places.

    http://www.sinclairintl.com/.aspx/pid=34906/Product/MWG_Anti_Cant_Device

    p_749003994_1.jpg

    This one is from Sinclair International and retails from bet $25 to $29 depending on finish and ring size.

    (BTW, a simple way to include a picture in your post is to right click on the picture at a web site, select Properties and the copy the whole URL for the picture. Then come back to your post and type "[ I M G ]" without the spaces and the quote marks, control-v to paste the URL and then close with "[ / I M G]" again without the spaces and quote marks.) Or use the applet with the image icon in the reply menu bar. Click on the URL tab if you want to provide the URL.)

    That type of anti-cant device is fairly popular, especially for the tactical crowd. The problem I have with it is that you have to move your head to look at it, unless you have eyes like a crab.

    I mount my anti-cant device sticking out on the left side of my rifle. I am VERY much right handed and right eyed and so, I can look through the scope with my right eye and since I shoot with both eyes open, I can still see the level with my left eye and adjust if needed just before breaking the shot.

    This works well for me in competition. I do not have such devices on my hunting and target rifles.

    Thanks, Pegasus, I'll give it a try...I did'nt know you could buy this type. I liked it because it can be used with any type scope mounts. I only shoot the oldN/M from a Bench, I wouldn't hunt with it. Just something to play with. Go back to my album and look at the Elk here in Kentucky
  • PegasusPegasus Senior Member Posts: 2,821 Senior Member
    Go to midwayusa and do a search for "anti-cant device". They have a whole bunch of offerings. Then do a search for "b-square" and they show the one I use for $10.

    Have fun.
  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
    Thanks again, $10.00 sounds good... Now it congress can get by that easy, we'll have it made for awhile...
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,496 Senior Member
    sarg1c wrote: »
    Store bought, or home made....

    Bought.
    I use Holland's level and also the one by Shawn Carlock that has the attachment for the ACI on it.
    IMG_5558.jpg
    SAUM4.jpg
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,664 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    I have a few. Mine are internally mounted in the scope.

    I liked the Springfield scopes for that reason. Picked up a few in the store and they looked good. Only one I ever got to actually use didn't seem clear. Wasn't mine to adjust to see how good it could be.......
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • sarg1csarg1c Senior Member Posts: 1,707 Senior Member
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