Arisaka Optic Leveler

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Arisaka just released their new Optic Leveler at a budget friendly $23. It’s a simple design, with your scope rings a bit loose you set the base plate on the Picatinny rail (or one-piece mount) and place the leveling wedge under the turret cluster of your scope, then tighten. Check them out at ArisakaDefense.com.

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The Optic Leveler is an inexpensive, easy-to-use tool for leveling scopes mounted in rings or one-piece mounts. The base plate sits on the Picatinny rail or one-piece mount just below the turret cluster of a scope, which is intentionally left slightly loose in the rings so it can rotate. The leveling wedge is inserted from the side into the slot in the base. As the matching 11 degree ramped surfaces of the wedge and base engage, the top of the wedge rises upwards and contacts the turret cluster, causing it to spin until level. The user can then proceed to tighten the scope rings.



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  • Dr. Zarkus

    I think Hakan Spuhr will have a comment or two about this product.

    • Garret

      Yeah, and theirs only costs 325 Swedish Krona. So available. Which is also almost twice as expensive as this option.

    • Andrew Durkel

      I actually just checked out Spuhr’s instagram, and he has a picture of this posted with the caption: “Fantastic!!! I am deeply flattered :)”

  • Mike N.

    Pretty clever but feeler gauges are cheaper and can be had at any auto parts store. What they should do is come out with a version that’s thick enough for scopes that are mounted high (bench rest and F-Class come to mind).

    • raz-0

      Well, you shove the wedge in, and it looks like it gets thicker than my feeler gauge stack does. For a couple pieces of aluminum, $23 bucks is kind of steep.

      • Tiru Maru

        For sure. make it out of plastic…. $4.95.

        • Lupinsea

          What about getting some wood shims from the hardware store? I’m pretty sure they taper thin enough to fit under the scope base. And you could get wood or various composites. Would they be as precise as this thing? Probably not. But you could get a whole bundle of wood shims for ~$4. Then use the rest on your home projects.

          • Yoyoyo

            The key is its applying force parallel to the rail. Wood wouldn’t do that.

          • Tiru Maru

            Even better…… lol

  • Simon

    A rip-off of Spuhr’s design.

    • TexasPigHunter

      Spuhr’s design seems to be more a visual alignment tool where this seems to physically align the bottom (flat) of the scope to the top of the receiver or mount.

    • Dual Sport

      Iron workers, ship yards and various fitters of all kinds have been using that same technology for at least decades, if not now centuries, to align all sorts of things.

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    I usually use a machinist parallel (just a flat piece of precision ground steel), and place one edge on top of the rail, and the other edge against the flat on the bottom of the scope. Pry up on the parallel and it levels the scope to the rail. A cheap piece of 1/16″ to 1/8″ thick extruded aluminum from the hardware store’s metal bin will work. A popsicle stick or tongue depressor would work in a pinch.

  • TexasPigHunter

    Got a blemished model for $17 … it will save me more than $17 worth of time …. I hope

  • Kivaari

    Clever design. I would like to see scope manufacturers use a fine scribed line along the “6 O clock” on the tube and a witness mark on the rings. Line ’em up and no other tools needed.