Hi guys, looking for opinions to decide whether to live with this or get something done. I bought a Leupold VX-5 3-15x44 CDS ZL2 with duplex firedot reticle. It's a $1,000 scope. Well, using a string with plumbob, plus a 12" carpenter level (which I compared with other levels to confirm the level itself) on top of the elevation turret I have found that my reticle is not perfectly level relative to the elevation turret. I assume the top of the elevation turret by design must be square relative to the internal elevation mechanism and is my best point of reference. When the turret is leveled, the vertical crosshair of the reticle is misaligned to the plumb bob string by 1° to 2° by my estimate. I'm deciding whether to do anything about it. Since it's a duplex reticle I guess it's only the center crosshair point that really matters so technically the scope will work just fine. I assume that the center crosspoint will move properly in relation to the elevation turret and the crosshair will just always be slightly tilted. I have attached a bubble level on the scope so I can tell when the scope overall is level. But one's natural tendency when aiming is to hold the vertical crosshair vertical, and in this case the scope will not actually be level when I do that. I assume this is not the norm for this class of Leupold scope to have this issue. I probably could return it. But am I nitpicking hairs here? I am not a precision rifle shooter, mainly a hunter. But I will occaisionally shoot at 600 yards to prove that I can, and I intend to try shooting at 1,000 yards to prove I can.