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Old 01-10-2017, 09:03 PM   #1
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Got a new to me rifle in on a trade today. I mounted a new Vortex Viper HS LR, 4-16x50 on top, with High Vortex tactical rings.

Without the slip on / flip up scope cap, the scope doesn't touch the rail. With the cap on, there is contact. Is this an issue?

Do I need higher rings or a different mount? Also, the charging handle is way up under the eye piece. Does the scope need to be farther forward?

Excluding the Vortex jokes, is this ok? I'm wondering if its too much scope, as I had actually purchased it for a different rifle. Thanks!



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Old 01-10-2017, 09:15 PM   #2
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I would remove the cover so you don't have contact but as far as the charging handle there should be no issue. Just need the scope mounted to fit your eye and face placement.


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Old 01-10-2017, 09:19 PM   #3
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You might take a razor knife to the cover. You do not want any contact.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:19 PM   #4
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I would remove the cover so you don't have contact but as far as the charging handle there should be no issue. Just need the scope mounted to fit your eye and face placement.


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Agree on both accounts.

An extended charging handle is cheap, easy to install and will make it much easier to charge with the scope.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:28 PM   #5
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Put a riser on your rail and the scope on the riser. All my ARs are set up like that. If you can't reach your charging handle, put an extended one on.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:34 PM   #6
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Can you see through the scope with it mounted so low?
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:39 PM   #7
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I would replace the rings with a 1 piece mount like a Burris PEPR.

Just get a charging handle with an extended latch on it. Most if not all of my scopes line up with the back of the castle nut like yours does.


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Old 01-10-2017, 10:17 PM   #8
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I would replace the rings with a 1 piece mount like a Burris PEPR.

Just get a charging handle with an extended latch on it. Most if not all of my scopes line up with the back of the castle nut like yours does.


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Mike D is dead on - get a cantilever mount of some sort, rings are no good on a flat top AR.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:26 PM   #9
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Can you see through the scope with it mounted so low?
I have problems seeing through my scope when just using rings.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:28 PM   #10
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Nikon P series rings are pretty nice/cheap rings for ars
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:49 PM   #11
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Yup. The bikini cover may be the perfect solution to your problem.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:06 PM   #12
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If you are set on using rings I would try some Burris extra high rings.
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:38 PM   #13
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Quit puttin rings on your ar's people
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:24 AM   #14
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Why
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:37 AM   #15
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Primary arms has the Aero Precision mount for $70.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:40 AM   #16
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Agree on both accounts.

An extended charging handle is cheap, easy to install and will make it much easier to charge with the scope.
Thanks. Will check into a an extender

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Can you see through the scope with it mounted so low?
Yes, but, not "comfortably"

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I would replace the rings with a 1 piece mount like a Burris PEPR.

Just get a charging handle with an extended latch on it. Most if not all of my scopes line up with the back of the castle nut like yours does.
Thanks, Mike. I will investigate the Burris today. And, noted on the scope line.

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If you are set on using rings I would try some Burris extra high rings.
No. Not set on rings at all. That's just what i had laying around and tried them.

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Quit puttin rings on your ar's people
Per my opening post, i bought this scope and rings to go on a bolt rifle. Traded that rifle for this AR and used them because that's what i had. I'm sorry to have offended you. Will be ordering a cantilever style mount this week.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:00 PM   #17
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1/2" risers work well on ar's. A set will give you clearance that you need. Your scope bases will mount on top of them. It also makes your charging handle more accessible. You can get a pair for less than $50.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:19 PM   #18
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That low mounted scope would be perfect on a bolt rifle; but it's NO BUENO on an AR platform. Seems like there's been a new thread every couple days, for the past couple weeks, on the subject of mounting glass on ARs. Is it the season of new AR owners?? Lol

The PEPR is a great mount. So is the LaRue LT104. I have both. I like the LaRue better but it's a lot more expensive.

I'd ditch those caps altogether and get a neoprene cover. They don't break like caps do and they don't make noise taking off. Once I found them I threw out the few working caps I had left.


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Old 01-11-2017, 08:29 PM   #19
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Why? Rings work perfect if you use the correct ring height and install them correctly. They're also lighter than cantilever mounts. I have used both and see no difference in accuracy except if you remove and replace the scope. One piece mounts definitely hold zero slightly better than most rings; but I'll put a properly installed Nightforce x-high rings up against a PEPR mount any day of the week.


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Old 01-11-2017, 09:57 PM   #20
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I'd ditch those caps altogether and get a neoprene cover. They don't break like caps do and they don't make noise taking off. Once I found them I threw out the few working caps I had left.


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I disagree.

We jump on the Ranger and I look around, the rifles with neoprene covers are unprotected because the neoprene got left in the case while the rifles with caps have caps closed protecting the glass from that west Texas dust.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:55 PM   #21
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1/2" risers work well on ar's. A set will give you clearance that you need. Your scope bases will mount on top of them. It also makes your charging handle more accessible. You can get a pair for less than $50.


Yeah but why would you when there are specific mounts that are made to mount an ar and position the scope properly? They are ugly as all get out and look like an afterthought.


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Old 01-12-2017, 05:46 AM   #22
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Yeah but why would you when there are specific mounts that are made to mount an ar and position the scope properly? They are ugly as all get out and look like an afterthought.


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Come on Mike. My risers are made for an ar and they are as solid as any cantilever mount.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:56 AM   #23
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Come on Mike. My risers are made for an ar and they are as solid as any cantilever mount.


It's like body work on a car - you CAN repair a dent with Bondo and a paint matching kit from Auto Zone. OR, you can take it to a body shop and have the metal repaired and the whole quarter panel painted. Just a matter of opinion of what's right.


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Old 01-12-2017, 08:13 AM   #24
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calm your teats everyone.....

amazon is delivering a burris pepr to my door tomorrow

thanks for the help
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:57 PM   #25
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Come on Mike. My risers are made for an ar and they are as solid as any cantilever mount.


Never said they weren't solid, just ugly imo.
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calm your teats everyone.....



amazon is delivering a burris pepr to my door tomorrow



thanks for the help


Good choice.
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