Only the right scope can be delivered if your level is right. Otherwise, it can go wrong. Mounting a riflescope is a very straightforward process. Install the rail base, bottom rings, scope, then top rings. Sometimes, when we first shoulder the rifle, we miss the leveling a scope on a rifle.
Before looking to level a scope on a rifle, it is prudent to do a few steps.
- The first is to level the scope of the gun. This is quite different from leveling a rifle during shooting. You can do this only by using a riflescope that is properly mounted and leveled with the gun.
- Second, we are not leveling an optic here with the eye. Instead, we level it to a rifle’s receiver.
You stand to reap some rewards to make sure everything is level and true. Here are some of the rewards:
- Level reticles can be distracting compared to crooked ones. They help level your rifle before grabbing a shot.
- Reticles work as tailored for shots.
- The elevation adjustments and scope’s windage usually track the target vertically and horizontally.
Some things you will need
You will need things like a Rifle, Rifle rest or cradle, Scope with rings, Proper tools for tightening the rings down, Small bubble or spirit levels.
Some techniques for leveling a riflescope
- Check that your rifle is clear and unloaded.
- Place your rifle upright in the gun cradle.
- Install the bottom halves on the gun and tighten firmly.
- Place your scope in the rings and tighten firmly, but the scope body needs to rotate effortlessly.
- If present, get rid of the elevation knob cap.
- Place a spirit level on a rifle-top surface.
- Level your rifle from left to right.
- Carefully place the other level crossings on the elevation knob top. This will ensure that the top of the knob is flat.
- Modify the scope until the top of the knob matches the level of the rifle.
- Tighten the ring cautiously until it firmly holds the scope.
- Fit the recommended torque and tighten the ting tops fully.
- Put the rifle on the shoulder and check the position of the reticle.
- If your scope is not level in comparison to the rifle, unscrew all the screws and repeat.
If you know that the reticle is a one-sided cocked, you can contact the manufacturer for warranty service. Often, this is common even with the high-end optics.