Keeping it All Level
One variable you need to keep under control when long-range shooting is rifle and scope level. To complement the Whiz Wheel Ballistic Solver, Accuracy 1st Development Group has produced a very slick Anti-Cant Scope Level.
The longer range you shoot, the more critical level crosshairs become.
This is especially true from 500-1000 yards and beyond, where a slight cant in your scope can equal a full MIL or more of error. That little thing can cause a huge miss way, way out there.
The Accuracy 1st Scope Level is better than others I’ve seen on the market and has a curved vial with a grade 10 precision ball bearing. That gives it less friction, and the added benefit is that it can detect well below 1 degree of cant.
The level features rounded edges so nothing can get snagged, and it doesn’t stick out beyond the turrets of the scope. At the range, I was able to quickly check level when peering through the scope by simply opening both eyes.
The vial material is a metered glycol solution that won’t freeze, and the Pyrex glass is shockproof to handle recoil from cartridges as big as the .50 BMG.
At 550 yards the level made all the difference in my ability to accurately place rounds on target. At even greater distances the device would be absolutely essential.
This little device retails for about $95 — comparable to the cost of a good bi-pod — and is every bit as useful.
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About the Author: Corey Graff is the online editor for gundigest.com. His personal interest in firearms includes handguns for hunting and self-defense as well as guns from the World War II era.
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