I didn't disagree with this. Never have. Sure, many shooters cant their rifles during a match. Doesn't mean they SHOULD.ok, let me ask you this. Why do some shooters use anti cant bubbles on either their rail or scope? Despite all the squaring up that is done, once you put a human being behind the gun, they unintentionally induce some cant into the system. Don't believe me? Next time you're at the range/match and someone has one of these anti-cant bubble levels on their gun, look at it and see if its level when they are shooting AND hitting the target. 9 out of 10 shooters wont be any where near level. People can and do induce cant into a mechanically squared gun, some more than others, some not at all, even when utilizing sound fundamentals and body position.
You use the above as proof, and say you should let the rifle be canted, and mount the scope level to the world... if that's whats comfortable.
I disagree. Plain and simple. I say you should mount the optic and rifle level together, and then the shooter needs to keep it level.
... and as I said, the effect is more noticeable as distance gets past 1000yds. Also, holding a rifle canted that has a leveled optic is one thing, dialing in a firing solution for an 800yd target when the erector is not square to the rifle, and then holding your rifle canted is entirely another.At this point, this competitor "cleaned" the stage which included 1.5 MOA targets out to 800 yards...
Level reticle, level erector, level rifle, then let the shooter do his best to keep the kit level when firing. That's my position. You say let them hold the rifle naturally and then level the optic. Well suppose they switch to their non-dominant side? I bet their "comfortable" position of canting the rifle just went away. Or suppose they get into an awkward position? How they had it canted will change. Yet in any position, with little effort, the shooter can get that rifle straight up and down if he so chooses. The fact that the people you compete with don't use their level's and still get hits to 1200yds doesn't surprise me. That fact does not automatically make me want to ignore keeping the rifle straight up and down to gravity, knowing that my optic is directly in line above it.