One might call scope mounting a whole ceremony, a modern-time sacrament, if you may. There are thousands of variants to choose from, and you need to find the right one. Every scope needs a mount to be sitting on and a cover to be hiding in when not used. And then, when all pieces are at your disposal, it’s time to begin the mounting process. It’s very delicate work, every detail should be considered. The thing is that you can only evaluate the quality of your work when you’ll start shooting. The scope should be mounted parallel to the receiver so that their axes are in the same plane. If something goes wrong during mounting or leveling, you are very likely to miss the target. Nobody would want that, and there are tools to ensure your quality shooting experience.
As a rule, you are not aiming motionlessly, you need to change both your and your rifle positions to take aim precisely and keep your target in the line of sight. The more you move, the more likely it is that your scope and the barrel of your gun will be misaligned. Even slight misalignment will change your bullet’s trajectory. That issue is called a rifle cant.
Rifle cant is when your rifle is tilted to the side while firing. As you are looking through the scope, which remains in the same position, you wouldn't notice that your rifle is canted. Rifle cant affects even close-range shots, and the longer the distance is, the greater the deviation is likely to be. That is unacceptable for long-range shooting, that’s why every seasoned hunter is well acquainted with a scope level tool.
Rifle Scope Levels
A scope level is an easy way to eliminate a cant error, as it helps you to align your rifle with the scope. They are designed in a manner that the bubble stays right in the center of the level when in perfect alignment with the horizontal axes. Scope mounting levels are easily installed and extremely helpful in improving your shooting accuracy.
It’s not an easy task to perfectly mount a scope all by yourself. Luckily, you don’t need to, buying a scope mounting level kit will save you a lot of time and effort, ensuring perfect alignment and utmost accuracy.
Gritr Outdoors offers you a collection of scope levels fit for optics of different sizes. If you need a 30mm scope level, 34mm scope level, or the one that can fit both of those sizes, here is the place to get them.