New Level-Right Pro Precision Reticle Level from Real Avid

    Real Avid's new scope-mounting system, the Level-Right Pro.

    Real Avid's new scope-mounting system, the Level-Right Pro.

    Minnesota-based Real Avid has been hailed in the past for offering useful products like cleaning tools and armorer’s kits. From wrenches and informational cleaning mats to magazine disassembly tools and punch sets, if you’re a firearms DIY-er chances are they make something you could use. One task for home gunsmiths about which much has been discussed is scope leveling. With the recent release of their Level-Right Pro, the folks at Real Avid aim to make this job easier to do properly.

    Real Avid uses this to illustrate the consequences of a misaligned scope reticle.

    Real Avid uses this to illustrate the consequences of a misaligned scope reticle.

    The official product page describes the Level-Right Pro as a:

    MASTER GRADE PRECISION RETICLE LEVEL

    A level reticle is critical to long range Accuracy. For longer shots a canted (or unlevel) reticle will pull or push the bullets trajectory off of vertical center. It gets worse the further the distance increases.

    A level scope means that the reticle (crosshairs) will be perfectly aligned with the rifle bore. Balancing small levels on a scope turret and gun receivers has been a commonly accepted practice for years. Not only is this a clumsy process, it’s wrong.  The turret on most scopes is not perfectly aligned with the reticle (crosshairs), so even if your turret is level to the gun, your scope may not be. Level-Right Pro changes all that by simplifying scope alignment in 4 easy steps. Accurate and intuitive, this time saving instrument quickly aligns the actual scope reticle to the horizontal gun plane (regardless of turret alignment), which is key to the long-range accuracy of your rifle. Level-Right Pro helps you quickly and confidently mount a scope for maximum accuracy.

    Shown here are the components that come with the Level-Right Pro kit.

    Shown here are the components that come with the Level-Right Pro kit.

    Real Avid’s Chief Innovation Officer, Howard Tripp, said of the Level-Right Pro:

    Guns continue becoming more accurate, and technology keeps improving optics performance. We looked at the way that scopes get mounted. We talked to many shooters and we realized there had to be a better way. Until now, there have only been complicated old school methods that aren’t capable of the kind of precision modern shooters demand. We eliminated fumbling with small levels and went right to the heart of the problem and created a Master Grade tool that quickly levels the reticle, not the turret. Our Gun DIY® customers want to do the job themselves, and they want the best tool for that job.

    Here you can see how the system works when it's all mounted and set up.

    Here you can see how the system works when it’s all mounted and set up… on a shotgun

    Serious long-range shooters may find this product worthwhile at a $69.99 price point. What do you think? Have you had issues mounting scopes in the past, and do you plan to give this new product a shot? If so, please let us know in the comments how it works for you. See you at the range!


    Photos courtesy of Real Avid


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    Will P

    Former US Army infantryman, lifelong hunter and hobby/sport shooter. Perpetual firearms student, always seeking to become better and learn more. Interested in all shooting disciplines and passionate about all kinds of guns. Contact on Instagram: @WillTFB


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