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  • Getting crosshairs level

    I have set up many rifles (my own, those of friends, and when I worked in a shop).
    Used to be pretty darn good at it.

    Like set it one time and be good to go.

    Now?

    Maybe old age, too much computer............hell I dunno.
    But it takes me three or four tries to get it (and no I'm not running those POS Weaver tip offs or whatever they're called).

    Anyway, while digging through an optics sub forum somebody mentioned that on a pic rail/ or once pc rail, they use a feeler gauge under the turret, angle so one flat goes against turret bottom (evidently a master flat from scope makers- as they ref this when setting reticle) and the other the base.

    Hmmm.

    So I got a used Starrett A adjustable parallel to try. May be too fat to drop in a slot but might be at min setting low enough to go from base top to turret, depending on rings used.
    If too low, will buy next height up.

    Run about 10 bucks used on a certain auction site (plus shipping).

    Just throwing it out there if anybody has some and wants to verify.

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    Will tape the top of the parallel to not rub scope finish.

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      Here is one I made. Held steady with rubber bands.
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