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I just attached a Leupold base on my rifle.  The base is the dove tail front and windage rear adjustment.  First time I have ever used this style.  I'm haveing trouble getting the front ring square with the barrel.  It always seems just a little off.  I'm not using the Leupold tool, just a short broom stick handle.  Is this my problem or should I just purchase the ring tool, and how do you square the ring with the barrel?
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 First off I don't use them anymore but I used them for yrs with no problems.
 
 Don't forget to lightly lube that dovetail. How I did it was to center the crosshair in the scope and then using a grid type bore sight I'd keep adjusting that front dovetailed ring with a 1" dowel until when I put the scope in the front ring w/the cap snugged a bit the vertical crosshair matched with the vertical center line in the bore sight.
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You could go and purchase a couple of feet of 1" wooden dowel at your local hardware store. A 1" dowel will fit more snugly than a broomstick inside the front ring and will and allow you to position the front ring more accurately. If you use a two foot long dowel you can line the dowel up with your barrel quite accurately and easily. I believe with these mounts a small bit of "eyeball calibration" is required, rather I haven't seen a tool or fixture that would assure exact alignment. Align it with the dowel as accurately as you can and it will be fine.
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I agree with 300 S&W that you should center the reticle in your scope before you install it. I do not use boresighters but instead I set the rifle with bolt removed in a vise and sight onto a very distant object through the rifle barrel, then secure the vise. Make sure your rifle is vertical and it goes without saying not to over tighten the vise. Next I set the scope with the centered reticle into the rings with the rear windage screws loose. Gradually you snug the rear mount screws while keeping the reticle aligned with the centerline of the distant object that you can see through your rifles barrel. I've had very good luck using this method and have been very close when the rifle goes to the range. Good luck.
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  +1  That'll work. I had access to a boresighter so used it.
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I have a boresighter and will get a 1" dowel rod and try that. Thanks
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  Good luck to ya.  Let us know if you find any new tricks of the trade.  Bucky
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Well just had my son pick up a 1"dowell rod for me.  The dowell rod was three feet long and worked great for centering the front scope ring as well as center the rear ring.

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I have a set of scope alighnment bars that work well for me.
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