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Old September 21, 2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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mounting a scope

i'm curious, do most of you mount your scopes yourself or do you have the store do it for you? I was also reading up on the Leupold VX 3 scope and I think it said it had to be calibrated to your rifle. does this mean you have to send it in to Leupold? how does this work exactly?
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Old September 21, 2010, 04:25 PM   #2
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I mount all my scopes and not sure what they mean by calibration. Perhaps they are refering to the paralax and/or caliber of the rifle. I think in your case, I would give them a call and get some clarification.



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Old October 2, 2010, 10:05 PM   #3
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On many of the Leupold's, you can send in your scope along with data about your rifle and the ballistics of your loads. They will adjust your turrets to match your ballistics.

You can mounts your scope yourself with a little bit of practice. Just make sure the crosshairs are straight up and down and the scope is level.
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Old October 2, 2010, 10:38 PM   #4
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Just make sure the crosshairs are straight up and down and the scope is level.
Crosshairs straight up and down? They are at 90 degrees to each other, how are you going to do that? Can you tell us what you mean by "keep your scope level"?
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Old October 3, 2010, 12:11 AM   #5
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Take a look at this.
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Old October 3, 2010, 12:29 AM   #6
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There you go. That's excellent.

Crosshairs straight up and down ... crosshairs level ... I guess there's not really a better way to say it, is there?
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Old October 3, 2010, 06:34 AM   #7
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Mounting a scope is very easy. It might take a little work to get your zero, but you shouldn't have much issue.
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Old October 3, 2010, 09:47 AM   #8
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I guess there's not really a better way to say it, is there?
At this stage of scope mounting, you are talking about setting the cant or clocking. I'm okay with this up to putting a level on the scope cap. The scope cap is not a stable or flat to trust a level. Sure, you can take the cap off and try not to rock the level off. Regardless, a better way "for me" is to have a plumb-line on the wall in line with your scope crosshairs. Go ahead and put a level on the rifle flat and align the crosshairs to the plumb-line. It's understood that the rifle is in a secure stand and held firm. You don't need a Level-Level-Level, just one plumb-line and one pocket level. I might add that I start the clocking check just by giving it a good eye-balling.

The video is good and other than this, anything else is "Personal Technique."

I also take a "wipe" test to see if I'm going to have to lap. There are times that I do not have to lap but I always check alignment.

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