well today I took my scope level off....

well today I took my scope level off....

Joined: February 20th, 2012, 2:47 pm

January 6th, 2018, 2:05 pm #1

Because I have been paying way to much attention to the level rather than just shooting my airgun. I had all my airguns with bubble levels on the side of each scope which work good but also distract me from zooming in the scope . Today the level came off my cz 634 but I will leave the brocock and condor ss levels for now ....anyone else have this issue?
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Joined: April 30th, 2009, 7:12 pm

January 6th, 2018, 3:35 pm #2

I can't offer a reason to leave one on.
We all have our shooting preferences...
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Joined: June 4th, 2013, 4:42 am

January 6th, 2018, 3:57 pm #3

Because I have been paying way to much attention to the level rather than just shooting my airgun. I had all my airguns with bubble levels on the side of each scope which work good but also distract me from zooming in the scope . Today the level came off my cz 634 but I will leave the brocock and condor ss levels for now ....anyone else have this issue?
...taking long shots where pellet drop mixed with cant introduces significant error, or when on bewildering terrain where getting a good judgement of level is difficult.

I found that using one more frequently at first has helped me get better at holding a rifle plumb in the first place.
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Joined: February 14th, 2014, 4:24 pm

January 6th, 2018, 4:04 pm #4

Because I have been paying way to much attention to the level rather than just shooting my airgun. I had all my airguns with bubble levels on the side of each scope which work good but also distract me from zooming in the scope . Today the level came off my cz 634 but I will leave the brocock and condor ss levels for now ....anyone else have this issue?
Useful air rifle range being inside 100 yds and all. Unless specifically applied to control some gross design flaw in the rifle/optic system or interface. Especially with a low power springer. Smart move on your part imo. I have shot many sub mow groups at textened ranges with centerfires w/o levels
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Joined: March 22nd, 2006, 5:11 am

January 6th, 2018, 4:09 pm #5

Because I have been paying way to much attention to the level rather than just shooting my airgun. I had all my airguns with bubble levels on the side of each scope which work good but also distract me from zooming in the scope . Today the level came off my cz 634 but I will leave the brocock and condor ss levels for now ....anyone else have this issue?
It's a tool and I use it. Archery is the same, I have levels in all my scopes, I believe they help with consistency and I use them.

-Scot
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Joined: June 4th, 2013, 4:42 am

January 6th, 2018, 4:30 pm #6

Useful air rifle range being inside 100 yds and all. Unless specifically applied to control some gross design flaw in the rifle/optic system or interface. Especially with a low power springer. Smart move on your part imo. I have shot many sub mow groups at textened ranges with centerfires w/o levels
for the same reason it’s useful on a centerfire at 500 yards. It’s related to the amount of drop and the angle of cant, relating to the holdover point on the reticle the projectile is expected to intersect.
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Joined: February 20th, 2012, 2:47 pm

January 6th, 2018, 5:46 pm #7

It's a tool and I use it. Archery is the same, I have levels in all my scopes, I believe they help with consistency and I use them.

-Scot
I really shouldn't look at that bubble level and it seems I'm wasting time trying to look. I think it just human nature but at 20-90 yards it's no help. I will say it makes my scopes look more technical/tatical
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Joined: February 15th, 2010, 7:00 am

January 6th, 2018, 8:05 pm #8

Because I have been paying way to much attention to the level rather than just shooting my airgun. I had all my airguns with bubble levels on the side of each scope which work good but also distract me from zooming in the scope . Today the level came off my cz 634 but I will leave the brocock and condor ss levels for now ....anyone else have this issue?
I never realized how crooked I was shouldering my guns until I started using levels. Maybe I have a lopsided eye or a lopsided brain, but for some reason anytime I look through the scope of a rig properly set up the reticle appears canted significantly left. My instinct is then to twist the gun right until the sight picture looks correct which, of course, it no longer is. Using levels on my guns stop me from doing that and have significantly increased my number of hits on tiny and/or moderate to long range targets.
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Joined: February 20th, 2012, 2:47 pm

January 6th, 2018, 8:11 pm #9

I am and that's how I started with these levels but as time went on I feel I keep looking at these levels way to much.
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Joined: December 4th, 2010, 11:16 pm

January 6th, 2018, 9:19 pm #10

And it's a way without using a bubble level. If you have a properly soped rifle you can use the bottom of the vertical cross hair to intersect the middle of the breech of the stock with a simple glance, much easier than looking at a bubble mounted to the scope regardless of where it's mounted. The eye has A natural ability to center things. A perfect scope in my books would be a mid to high quality optics with a bubble level located inside and at the bottom of the ocular lenses for shooting at long distances thus eliminating Th e need of taking eye off reticle. Problem is I have never seen my dream scope, but one day, fingers crossed.

Just this morning was using this method on a .20 R9 shooting pellet tins at 132 yards with great results. I also find this method works exceptionally well when shooting from a steep side hill incline when it's easy to loose perspective of the cross hair to the terrain.

I hope I have made sense of my ramblings. Cheers
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