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I went and had my scope mounted and boresighted.  After mountign the scope he had me look thru it and i could tell the reticle was not parallel so he adjusted the scope based on when i thougth the reticle was level.
 
Sure there is a more exact way of determinging this.  It seems to be if I do the same with my BDC reticle it would be impossible to be accurate if the scope was 100% level and aligned.  If off just a bit the accuracy to the right and left would be off for sure. 
 
I need to mount the BDC scope but am concerned about this and will probably look to take it to a different place.
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Hand a piece of rope vertical at a distance and once you know for a fact your rifle is level use the crosshairs over the rope as a guide to get it straight up and down.  This is a cheap and quick method. There are other methods that require tools and such but this has been a "poor" man (no insinuations) way of doing it for a while.
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What if the wind is blowing Wink ?
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If you have a 1 piece base then you get buy feeler gauges at the autoparts store and use those.  Most scopes have a flat spot on the bottom right under the turrets.  use the right number of feelers to get the right thickness and them put them between the one piece base and flat spot on the scope. 

If you are using two piece bases you will need a small level of some sort.  Sit the level on one of the flat bases and make sure it is level.  If possible do this in a vice so you can lock it down level.  Then put the scope on and put the level on the upper turret cap since it is a flat spot. 




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Originally posted by Palehorse Palehorse wrote:

What if the wind is blowing Wink ?
dont do it thenBucky lol or tie a heavy object to the bottom of the rope?Loco


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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Originally posted by Palehorse Palehorse wrote:

What if the wind is blowing Wink ?
dont do it thenBucky lol or tie a heavy object to the bottom of the rope?Loco
 
   Yea,like a Palehorse.   Hung      Bucky
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

If you have a 1 piece base then you get buy feeler gauges at the autoparts store and use those.  Most scopes have a flat spot on the bottom right under the turrets.  use the right number of feelers to get the right thickness and them put them between the one piece base and flat spot on the scope. 

If you are using two piece bases you will need a small level of some sort.  Sit the level on one of the flat bases and make sure it is level.  If possible do this in a vice so you can lock it down level.  Then put the scope on and put the level on the upper turret cap since it is a flat spot. 


 
  But then I've read where some vertical crosshairs aren't exactly perpendiculur to the flat cap.  Possible or no?


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Turn dials level the scope to the rifle. Use BDC and you level the crosshairs to the level view (such as a rope or similar levelled object) after leveling the rifle.
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Here is another thread here on OT that deals with it.

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