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Anyone using a level on rifle when shooting?
sarg1c Posts: 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.
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.
- George Orwell
This is on my 308:
And the equivalent on the .223:
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.
"Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
It attaches on a Picatinny ramp.
You can aslo search the web for "anti-cant device".
This one is from Sinclair International and retails from bet $25 to $29 depending on finish and ring size.
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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
I use Holland's level and also the one by Shawn Carlock that has the attachment for the ACI on it.
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.......