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Old 11-28-2017, 03:15 PM   #1
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Question Bubble level guys

Hi Guys (Still A Newbie) I recently came across some stuff about Bubble Levels on rifles.
I was wondering if any you great guys out there have them on your rifles
If so, what do you think of them and what good are they really.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:02 PM   #2
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Take a look at this link https://www.shootingillustrated.com/...-reticle-cant/
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:42 PM   #3
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The longer the distance the shot is the more important it becomes.
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I actually just got my Amazon $15 one in the mail yesterday. Figured I'd try it over the $35 Vortex one to see if I like it.
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I have one of the B-Square levels on one of my rifles, it pretty good for the price. It fits on the base [Weaver or Picatiny] not the scope.

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I’ve been using a couple of Spuhr mounts for about 5 years now. It has a level that is integrated into it. I take a quick glance at it before every shot. The Spuhr mounts are very well thought out and durable. Having the rifle level is important to me because I’m looking for consistency and accurate, reliable scope adjustments.
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Old 01-19-2018, 01:46 PM   #7
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That's a great article. I've never considered the fact that the reticle itself, inside the scope, may not be level to the turret adjustments on the scope itself due to inadequate factory construction. Learned a lot from reading it. What good is a scope when you can't trust the reticle calibrations inside the scope?

In other words, your scope can be perfectly level to your rifle but the crosshairs will be a bit tilted inside the scope because they weren't set right at the factory. 3*-5* can be massive when you're really reaching out to touch someone. If in a no-wind situation your shots are consistently more right or left the further out you're shooting, then either your scope or reticle is not level.

Leupold sets their best scopes within 1* before leaving the factory. EVERY Nightforce scope is within HALF that, or .5* of dead true level, EXTREMELY impressive. Other scopes can be off by as much as 5*!

This only becomes a big factor beyond 300 yards or so, but when taking a shot while in the field hunting I prefer to use the reticle to level my shot rather than going to an outside mounted level, depending on the circumstances. I've used trees, rocks, and fence posts to steady my rifle in the field. The ideal thing would be the scopes with the internal levels that you can see when lining up your target in the field.

The question for you, schooner, is how do you actually plan to use your rifle? If it's primarily hunting shots in the field under 300 yards, which is pretty typical for big game, then not such a necessity. But for antelope, goat, or sheep hunting, very long range field shots, when you have plenty of time for rifle placement, range assessment, and turret adjustments, you're probably much better off to have a quality rifle or scope mounted level. I like the scope mount ring level shown in the article.

Definitely want to have one for long range target shooting or competitions.
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If in a no-wind situation your shots are consistently more right or left the further out you're shooting, then either your scope or reticle is not level.
this is not always true...lets not forget about spin drift
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this is not always true...lets not forget about spin drift
There you go! Any idea what the optimal barrel twist rate might be? I'm looking at buying a new rifle. Probably depends on caliber?
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There you go! Any idea what the optimal barrel twist rate might be? I'm looking at buying a new rifle. Probably depends on caliber?
im not even sure where to go with this Ron? we are talking about bubble levels and you bring up buying a rifle and twist rate?

did you get this post mixxed up with another? or can you add a little more info? im confused LOL.
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