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Scotchmo
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I aasume the top of the elevation turret is level with the horizontal reticle?

Don't "assume" that anything is square.

Align the reticle to a plumb bob or known horizontal/vertical terrain feature. And then rotate the scope tube bubble to that orientation. Then lock it in place and re-verify. You can do that before or after you rotate the scope to insure that the vertical reticle is intersecting the bore line.

Once all setup, insure that the bubble is held level when you shoot. Some people don't like the resulting feel/cant of the stock/grip. If the ergonomics of the stock/grip are not to your liking after setting up the scope correctly, then the stock/grip  is what needs to be changed/modified. Some handed guns have a purposely canted grip (for instance –  the USFT which is substantially canted)