If the bearing edge/top of snare is not flat...

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...so if a mirror doesn't work, then what would the average drummer use?
You can use any table that looks remotely flat. After you placed the bare bearing edge on the table find the areas around the bearing edge that contain gaps. Simply turn the snare, if the gaps are in the same position on the table then it's the table not being flat in that area, but if the gaps are moving with the snare as you turn it then it's on the bearing edge.
 

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The good news is that 1mm - 0.5mm (2/100 to 4/100 of an inch) won't affect your tuning enough to be discernible, to be honest. I'm not saying it shouldn't be precise, but it's a pretty minor inconsistency.
You're the first person to actually answer the original question, thanks!
 


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