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When mounting a scope, how are you aligning the crosshairs to the bore AND how are you ensuring the crosshairs are level?
 
I've read of several different methods; feeler gauges, strings, etc. What works the best for you?
 
Does anyone have any experience with the tool found at the link below? Do you think it would be worth the money?
 
What method do most competition/benchrest shooters use?
 
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No experience with that.


I usually mount with several levels (if in a controlled environment), or with feeler gauges if in field conditions, both work very, very well.

Most people cant to some degree, so eyeballing is the worst way to go.


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I like it better than the Level-Level-Level.  Follow the instructions and it is almost foolproof...
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With higher quality scopes that have flat bases, I've used the feeler gauge method. But before that I always just mounted a plumb bob on a string 50-75 yards away and used that, making sure the rifle was not canted.
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Always put pne level on the receiver (if flat) or the base and another on the turret cap or turret itself. After mounting a lot eyeballing is possible. We used this level to put on the base (http://www.impactguns.com/store/CTK-LEVEL.html) and just a household block level for the turret. I have never had any problems with it.
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I have that tool, and it works great. It is how I have mounted most of my scopes.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Always put pne level on the receiver (if flat) or the base and another on the turret cap or turret itself. After mounting a lot eyeballing is possible. We used this level to put on the base (http://www.impactguns.com/store/CTK-LEVEL.html) and just a household block level for the turret. I have never had any problems with it.
I do pretty much the same as you describbed (i use different ltype of level) but my only unknown (unless visually obvious) is; is the reticle and the turret tops aligned with each other?  Haven't determined a good way to check yet.
 
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