• In order to send private messages to other members, you must have a minimum of 10 posts on the site.

OCD kicking in hard!

Michael

Administrator
Staff member
Mar 25, 2015
3,905
246
Dripping Springs, Texas, USA
    I've tried everything. I recently tried Wedges, which didn't work very well. I've long used a Wheeler level combo with plumb Bob which is/was the best retail option. However, leveling the scope on each different airgun possed its own problem with buttstock/bipod differences, flex, and the inability to make micro adjustments.


     
    The two blue levels reference the board or the top of the rail?

    Assuming the former, if you used a third level and checked the rail at a few spots along the length it would show level like the two on the board at each end of the rail?

    Also, I assume the two LPVOs are the Delta Stryker and Dedal when looking from left to right?

    Is the Dedal shorter than the Stryker?
     
    mirror mirror on the wall,

    what the best "cant" cure of all,

    no more levels or bobs of plumb

    just align the reticle to the barrel of the gun,,

    i just set the mirror distance to 1/2 of the min focus distance, max zoom, have the gun on a steady rest, crosshair aimed at the scope (centered) and the lower reticle line centered on the barrel,, as Emril the cook says, BAMM




     
    Jan 21, 2018
    2,464
    139
    MS, United States
      mirror mirror on the wall...

      ^ This.

      Or get a laser boresighter and rotate the scope so the reticle intersects with the dot. They’re cheaper nowadays than many of the other available alignment tools.

      A spirit level need not come into play for mounting a scope. Often the methods that rely on one are subject to error. A level is only needed for the purpose of ensuring the gun is held level when actually shooting.
       
      The mirror method has worked well for me because it eliminates any other inconsistencies such as ring to rail, rail to action, and action to stock. It ensures bore alignment which is even more important than true plumb at distance if you truly want to change only one variable. I agree, once setup having a bubble on the scope and trusting it when your eyes and the slope are lying to you is key.
       

      Michael

      Administrator
      Staff member
      Mar 25, 2015
      3,905
      246
      Dripping Springs, Texas, USA
        mirror mirror on the wall,

        what the best "cant" cure of all,

        no more levels or bobs of plumb

        just align the reticle to the barrel of the gun,,

        i just set the mirror distance to 1/2 of the min focus distance, max zoom, have the gun on a steady rest, crosshair aimed at the scope (centered) and the lower reticle line centered on the barrel,, as Emril the cook says, BAMM




        Next time I decide to permanently keep a scope on an airgun I'll try this! I have a bad habit of moving them around.
         
        Very nice, plumb bob is absolute key!!! That’s kinda what I do too(I level on the gun), OCDers unite! 
        edit: finally validation is having everything leveled on the gun then cut the string above or below the center dot along the vertical reticle line with a pellet/slug at 20 plus yards.

        Yes!
         

        Michael

        Administrator
        Staff member
        Mar 25, 2015
        3,905
        246
        Dripping Springs, Texas, USA
          The mirror method has worked well for me because it eliminates any other inconsistencies such as ring to rail, rail to action, and action to stock. It ensures bore alignment which is even more important than true plumb at distance if you truly want to change only one variable. I agree, once setup having a bubble on the scope and trusting it when your eyes and the slope are lying to you is key.

          I am intrigued by this method. Please reply in detail step by step how you setup everything and go through the process. I'll add your contributions to the new Resources Center.

          Thank you!

          -Michael