Leveling Tool with Magnetic Base and Adaptable Design for Scope Mounting
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Make sure this fits by entering your model number. ACCURACY: Ensure crosshairs are aligned for in line shot placement and reliable doping adjustments EASE OF USE: Place the Scope Turret Level on the top scope cap and the Action Level above the bolt; once the levels show a level scope, simply tighten the rings down VERSATILITY: Works with practically any bolt action rifle and can be adapted to work with other rifle designs COMPACT: Small size allows for convenient storage and transport
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UN-LEVEL level!!! The whole purpose of this was to level my scope. The small level wasn't even level. After noticing my cross-hairs didn't look right after using this I decided to check the cheap plastic junk they sent me. The bubble on the small level was way off when checked on three different accurate levels. Also the color of the fluid is dark instead of a bright color making it harder to see. I could have done a better job just eyeballing it. That was a complete waste of money. I was thinking about buying the Wheeler scope mounting kit combo, but after seeing how cheap and worthless their levels are I don't want to take a chance and mess up a good set of rings with their lapping kit. Other customers have had the same problems.
You will never find a carpenter or anyone else in any other trade using a 100% plastic bodied level, simply because they are unreliable. I just got these, I treated them delicately as a precision instrument, but discovered the plastic base is not flat; if you slide the level on the turret just an 1/8" in either direction you will get different results. On further inspection with a straight edge it is clear that the base of the level is not flat.
I'd seen other cheaper levels on the market, but thought the Wheeler ones should be good. Wrong. The levels were way off. Its simple to test. Put both levels close to each other on the same clean and level surface. I have access to a precision granite surface plate, but a hard glass table or machined metal surface would work. Anyway, one bubble showed that it was perfectly centered, the other cantilevered bubble was off by a quarter bubble. I flipped it around 180 deg and then it looked better. Then I realized that the plastic material was just not rigid enough to be accurate. With very little finger pressure it was possible to tweak the cantilevered bubble up or down. It was flexible enough to "adjust" it so that it gave a matching reading. But when you turn it 180 degrees it would give a different reading. If the object was truly level you should get a matched reading regardless if the second bubble was left to right or right to left.So, for giggles, I ordered a cheap set of micro bubbles levels from another company, six pieces for about $9. Lined them up and found they were more consistent that the Wheeler level and read the same if they were left to right or right to left. Of the 6 levels 4 of them were very consistent. Even if I threw two of them away, the cheap ones were more accurate and one sixth the price for a pair. The cheapies don't have the offset or the magnet, but the'll certainly work for leveling a scope. Wheeler, you can do better, I'd pay twice the price if they worked well. Thank you Amazon for your easy return policy.
Decent idea, but not a complete solution. The issue (and it's not really the fault of this product) is that the scope crosshairs aren't always level with the adjustment cap or knob. As a matter of fact is kind of rare. The result is that if you level in the manner suggested you'll generally get a scope that isn't correctly mounted.What I've done instead is to only use the first level from this set to get the gun level. Just find a flat spot on it, get the gun in a rest/vice, and get it level. Then loosely mount the scope so that it can still be turned in the rings but with some resistance. Hang a wire or string about 25 feet away (or if indoors just as far away as you can get it) with a weight on the end. Gravity will level that to perfectly up/down. Then turn your scope until the vertical line of the crosshairs aligns exactly with that line that you set out. Once it's lined up tighten the rings the rest of the way.The results will be much more consistent that way, but you're really only using half of this product and not as directed.
I ordered these particular levels because Wheeler is specialized in gunsmith products and assumed they will be better/more accurate than other levels. Later I purchased Wheeler's whole scope mounting set which came with the same levels. When I put all 4 levels next to each other they all showed me different bubble position ( I also compared them with some scope levels I purchased as well). You can see they all are within the lines but in different positions. Also realized that if I turn around the levels 180 degrees bubble goes to the other end meaning something is wrong with the level itself. I also noticed on the bottom of the levels as if someone sanded down a bit, but it was not the whole base. Logically I decided to sand down the extra set I have. I lay down the sand paper on the granite counter top to be on a flat surface and sanded down the bases of the levels. Unfortunately it did not change the bubble positions. Problem is in the glass tube or its positioning. For installing a scope (especially for long distance shooting) small variations make huge difference. So any shooter will pay extra few bucks to get accurate levels, because the whole scope setup depend on accurate levels. Once incorrectly set your accuracy goes to the trash... you will blame the scope, gun and yourself. Anyway I went and bought from Home Depot the most expensive small size bubble levels (Husky $5-6 & Empire $3). Put them next to each other on the same counter top and got same bubble positions. I can assume they both are accurate. To Manufacturer, please work on your quality control on your measuring tools. If they are not dead accurate they become useless. I'll be returning this set.