A riflescope can be an intimidating piece of gear. A lot of people have it mounted at the local gun shop then never touch it again. But if you familiarize yourself with a couple of key techniques, adjusting your riflescope and even moving it between rifles can be quick and painless. As always, before you adjust anything, make sure your rifle is completely unloaded and that the environment is made safe before proceeding.
We recommend using a universal barrel leveling system. This is done before mounting the scope or installing the rings. Make sure the rifle is on a solid, secure surface and use a rear bag or rest to prop up the buttstock end of the rifle to get is as level as possible.
When adjusting your riflescope to work best for you, there are three main aspects to consider; getting the right eye relief, making sure the scope is level, and lastly, fine-tuning the scope’s eyepiece focus. Let’s take a closer look at these important factors.