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Scope base on savage 110 ba stealth not level

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  1. ussoldier1984

    ussoldier1984 Well-Known

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    I am confused about this. The scope base on my savage 110 ba stealth is not level. I can get the front of the scope base level but when I move my level to the back it’s way off level. Could this be a manufacturer defect in the receiver where the screw holes are or could it be the scope base I put on it. It’s a leupold 20 moa base specifically for my rifle and I have taken it off several times to ensure it was seated and facing the correct way and it is always is off level in the rear of the scope base. I use a wheeler scope mounting level kit.


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  2. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Petrol Distillate

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    What's not level? The reticle or the actual scope base? Is it not level from right to left or from back to front? How are you leveling the rifle to check the base level? What are you wanting to be level?

    The way you describe it. The bubble level is ok on the front but not level to the rear. The base is one chunk of metal. It'd have to be twisted or warped. If it was you could visibly see a gap between the base and the receiver.

    Pictures of this would help.
     
  3. ussoldier1984

    ussoldier1984 Well-Known

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    I will attempt to take some pics and upload and try to describe it better


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  4. ussoldier1984

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    First picture is showing the rifle supported and level from muzzle to but stock. Second picture is the front of the scope base level and third picture is without moving rifle just the level the back of the scope base being off. I hope this helps explain my situation 4a2daef452a1feed06d78a34d2ca1f4a.jpg 0820a55b0905f6b5a00b6855fcc9298b.jpg 5b651684bd2c2bb4f79637ffe1c24637.jpg


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    Mount the bottom side of the scope rings to the base. Leave off the top of the rings. Place the level on the lower ring half and measure the level that way.

    If the bottom half of the scope rings match level. Don't worry about the variation of the base.
     
  6. ussoldier1984

    ussoldier1984 Well-Known

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    I can’t not the type of scope rings I have. It’s a very expensive one piece bddce1f20428ac3299b6ac470bb188c9.jpg


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  7. Bozz10mm

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    What if you mount the scope and set the level using the top turret.
     
  8. ussoldier1984

    ussoldier1984 Well-Known

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    Trust me I have done it several times. This has nothing to do with zeroing or grouping. I’m trying to find a level reference point to time my muzzle brake


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  9. FireInTheWire

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    Your needing to know which level is actually correct?
     
  10. ussoldier1984

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    Yea but I’m using the same level even using two levels at the same time and switching them around I get the same reading.


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