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hello

anybody have any experience with this?
 
 
I may just get one if I get some good inputBig Grin
 
thanks
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  I have no experience with that piece of equipment. I use a US optics pivot bubble level that mounts to the picitiny rail
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I've had some opportunity to play with one, a colleague brought one in to look at.  Cannot speak to durability, ease of installation, etc., only operation.  1) I have a Springfield Armory with an anti-cant level bubble built in on my 7mmSTW (long range rifle).  I have used one of the externally mounted levels.  MY PERSONAL OPINION, based upon usage, is that any time you have the anti-cant inside your direct view, you are better off.   This device is in your direct view, so that is a plus.  The lights are easy/quick to pick up.  I would have liked to spend some more time with it and see how accurate it really is, but, unfortunately, did not.  Price is not outlandish.  If you are regularly shooting long range in the field, I think it is worth the purchase.  I do not know how long the battery will last.  
As I said there is much more I would like to really KNOW about it, but quick-look says it is a good device.  
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I've got one
 
 
shown when it used to be on my 280AI on a 4x12x52 Kahles MultiZero.  It works very very well.  Compared to my other anti-cant devices, it definitely is the best. 
 
The only thing you need to be concerned about is the reduced eye relief.  On the 280AI shooting 160 gr Accubonds, the recoil was just a little too much and it kept tapping my forehead unless I paid extra attention.  I moved it to a 6.5 rem mag and onto a Zeiss Conquest 4.5x14x44 RapidZ 800 which has less recoil and I am enjoying it more.
 
The ocular was just a little too big on the Kahles and the Zeiss but with the rubber makeup of the MicroLevel I managed to get it snugly on
 
 
It is on pretty good and I have hunted with it several times.  Works everytime and goes off by itself if left alone.
 
I like it.
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thanks for the pics and input. I use a bubble level on two of my rifles but would like to try one of these microlevel. I shoot hunter class BR and would think this may save time on the line.

couple que.

how did you level it . I would think the same way as a bubble typ

Is it weather proof

you said it in snug but could you move it?  say if you leaned against something .

 
I will still have my bubble level on for back up if I do get one and its off.
 
thanks for the replys guys
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Sorry Matt, missed your questions.
 
The way you level it is to hold certain buttons down in the sequence they have in the instructions.  Then the MicroLevel will set the lights to show level at whatever position the rifle and scope are in at the time.  The way I do it is to use and EXD device to take the cant out of the rifle http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/productdetail.aspx?p=6097&st=289-100-000&s=14989
 
 
while the rifle is held in a vise and pointed out the door to a 4' level sitting on a fence.  When the EXD device is level and the reticle is level with the level on the fence, push the button and level the device.
 
I do not believe the MicroLevel is waterproof.  Another reason I took it off my 280AI which is all stainless and is my weatherproof rifle.
 
It is snug and can not be moved unless you subject it to severe trauma.  There is a double sticky gasket like material they give you that goes between the scope and the MicroLevel.  It was a bitch to take off but the double sticky tape was reusable.
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hello

I got my microlevel and mounted it on the scope. I also got the reticle level to help in set up.

A few things about the mirolevel that I don't like

(1) Is the way that it is put on. They have a cable tie that is used to tighten up around the scope with some double sided tape. I was not happey with this so I used the semi permanent mounting instructions that uses goop adhesive sealant.  So  that  seems to be working  good.

(2) Ther is two screws that have to be tighted up for the cable tie. After tighening up the screws the plastic housing  stated to show signs of stress and I did not have the screws down enough to let the lid back down on the housing. This is one reason why I used  adhesive.
 
(3) After taking the housing off I installed the battery in. This was very easy but taking out was a pain. The circuit board kept pulling out. One of the LED light came out of the housing and I had to very carefully put it back in. The circuit board also wants to come out when you take the lid off.
 
they say you can use the same microlevel on diffrent rifles. I don't think that would work very good because of  how delicate this thing is.
 
The vertical reticle instrument that I got is very nice and works as describe. I set the microlevel up for bench shooting and in just testing this is going to work great with my rifle .
 
I think if they can find a way to deil with the items I have listed it would be great .
 
This weeked I will be taken out the rifle for shooting and that will be the real test
 
matt
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