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Is there a tool out there for mounting a dovetail ring to make sure it is exactly straight on the barrel?   Or is this achieved by one's expertise and good eyesight?
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There are several scope alignment tools on the market.  That you put into your rings and line the scope up with the barrel.
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great.  thanks
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I have used a wooden dowel before for this.  then compare it to the barrel at the end.
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I am familiar with the alignment tool when you're using separate front and rear bases.  But what about when you are using a one-piece base such as on a Remington 700 with Leupold dovetail rings.  My issue is how do you know that you have got the front ring exactly centered down the barrel.  It seems to me it would be easy to be off on either side.  Any suggestions.   I like that wooden dowel suggestion and will try it.
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Its not a precise method but it works well enough. 
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Thanks.  I will try it.  It's better than me trying to eye it

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