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Old 11-14-2017, 09:08 PM   #1
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Question Scope mounts for a AR.

Need some suggestions on scope mounts for a flattop AR. ( has a 20 inch heavy barrel ) Putting a 4x16x44 scope on the gun. One piece or two piece mounts and which ones? Quick release mounts, do they hold there zero when removed and put back on the gun.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:25 PM   #2
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I prefer one piece. I have the Burris Pepr QR mount on mine. I’ve only removed and replaced twice but I didn’t have to make any adjustments. American Defense Recon qd mount was also high on my list. My buddy has a larue mount on his and he likes it, too rich for my blood though.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:26 PM   #3
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I have the recon mount and it's legit ..
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:47 PM   #4
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I use Larue Tactical mounts

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Old 11-14-2017, 10:02 PM   #5
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I have some info on this subject. My first AR, I put a Colt one piece mount on the gun. Has worked great for many years, always dead on, with my cheap Simmons scope. The height is perfect.

Two years ago, I built a second AR, I looked at a lot of scope mounts and decided the AR Reaper mount looked durable, I bought it, with 30 mm rings. I had a Vortex Viper 4X16 scope. I had lots of problems getting low enough behind the scope. I was always seeing black around the edges of the scope. I started to wonder about the scope. Well, the Vortex 4X16 died suddenly, I put the Simmons, in the Colt mount on that gun. It worked great. I later figured out the center of the rings, of the Colt mount was about 3/8" higher than the AR Reaper mount.

So I started looking for another mount, that was taller. I found the Burris P.E.R.P. mount, a one piece mount, looks very durable. I found the center of the rings, were exactly the same height as the center of the Colt rings. The height of the P.E.R.P., mount, fixed the problem with me seeing black around the edges of the scope. The Reaper mount was too low, I kept noticing I had to turn my head **** near sideways to see through the scope, so I woould not have black edges in the scope. The P.E.R.P. has six screws per ring. That looked like a good idea and bad at the same time. Because Vortex told me no more than 18 in. lbs. of torque on the rings, or else the exterior tube would be crushed to the point of making contact with the inner field tube. Well like I worried, with the six ring screws, if you go I a criss cross pattern, you have to go through the pattern many times torqueing the ring screws before all six screw are at 18 in. lbs. I knew this was going to make the rings tighter than Vortex wanted them to be. Sure enough the gun would only shoot 4" to 6" groups. I eventually loosened the rings and tightened them to something like 8 or 10 in. lbs., to get the rifle to shoot 1" groups. But the point of impact shifted after 10 shots. I then noticed the scope had slid all the way forward, in the rings. So that was not working very well

I got tired of the thin walled Vortex scope and bought a Weaver hoping for a heavier wall tubing scope. The Weaver Super Slam I bought, turned out to be a 1" tube scope, so the Burris mount would not work. So I looked for another mount, I found the Leupold, mount, also a one piece, about 1/8" shorter than the Burris and the Colt, mounts. But 1/4" higher than the AR Reaper. The Leupold, only as two screws per ring. So getting the proper tension on the rings is much easier. So far, the Weaver scope and Leupold mount seem to work pretty good.

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Old 11-14-2017, 10:15 PM   #6
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I have a vortex 30mm with 2 inch offset I'll sell ya. Ordered one when I ordered my optic but the optic came with a mount so I have an extra.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:45 PM   #7
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I have a vortex 30mm with 2 inch offset I'll sell ya. Ordered one when I ordered my optic but the optic came with a mount so I have an extra.
In all of my searching, I never found Vortex mounts. What do they look like?
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:08 PM   #8
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ADM Recon, has worked well for me.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:32 AM   #9
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American defense recon is what I hold my Vortex Strike eagle down with. Iíve taken it off and put it back on numerous times, my AR sits in my safe with iron sight only. Never had it come off zero. Definitely worth the money IMO.


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Old 11-15-2017, 02:00 AM   #10
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I'm also running a Larue mount. It has kept it zero after 400+ rounds
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:56 AM   #11
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Aero Precision ultralight mount
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:23 AM   #12
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If Larue is an option, go with Larue. I probably have close to 3,000 rounds through mine and it still works like new.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:27 PM   #13
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Why use a mount vs rings straight to the top of the receiver? Will it not be a dedicated setup?
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:34 PM   #14
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In all of my searching, I never found Vortex mounts. What do they look like?
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:32 PM   #15
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I’m looking at the suggestions now.

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Old 11-15-2017, 03:34 PM   #16
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Why use a mount vs rings straight to the top of the receiver? Will it not be a dedicated setup?
It will be a dedicated set up, so individual mounts are possible. Just wanted options.
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:46 PM   #17
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Ttt, need mounts for my new AR-10


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Old 12-26-2017, 02:58 PM   #18
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Still have an extra vortex I would sell
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Old 12-26-2017, 03:26 PM   #19
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Hey Chris I have the Burris mount. Can hook you up cheap!
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Old 12-26-2017, 03:48 PM   #20
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Leoupold one piece, great for AR's
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:12 PM   #21
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Hey Chris I have the Burris mount. Can hook you up cheap!


If he's not interested, pm me the details.


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Old 12-26-2017, 08:15 PM   #22
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Hey Chris I have the Burris mount. Can hook you up cheap!
Mine is takin care of.
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:46 AM   #23
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Larue is the only way to go...
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:31 PM   #24
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Another vote from me for ADM Recon. I've taken a scope off to put a thermal on multiple times before and never have lost zero after swapping 8 times.

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Old 12-27-2017, 03:01 PM   #25
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i have the nikon m-223 one piece and it has worked great
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:10 PM   #26
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Why use a mount vs rings straight to the top of the receiver? Will it not be a dedicated setup?
1. Finding a set that's tall enough can be difficult but worked around 2. Unless you want to mount the front ring to your rail (don't do that) getting the scope far enough forward for good eye relief is pretty much impossible 3. If you go qd you can break your rifle down into a more packable state, swap optics, or dump the scope for your backup sights in the event of a failure or if a situation would favor it over an optic (3 is a little more obscure)


Someone with a crooked neck will come and disagree but those are my reasons.
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:56 PM   #27
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Larue here.
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Old 12-27-2017, 04:10 PM   #28
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I've only used one piece mounts, and have owned some of the cheapest up to a $120 Leupold. For the recreational shooter like myself, they have all done fine with no issues holding zero. The last one I bought was on sale for $20 on Midway, marked down from $60, and it has been great!
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:48 AM   #29
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GG&G quick detach on my AR Varmint rig has worked well so far and has returned to zero when removed a couple of times.
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:58 AM   #30
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Nicon m223 works great
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:09 AM   #31
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Leoupold one piece, great for AR's
I agree. The Leupold or the PEPR. Very similar.
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Leupold one piece works great.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:22 AM   #33
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I've used the Nikon m-223, Burris PEPR, and a couple Aero Precision Ultralight scope mounts. All of these are very solid mounts, but I prefer the Aero mounts because of how light they are. The Burris weighs a ton.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:29 AM   #34
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I use a b-square mount on my ar-10, you can find em online for bout 50$, had it mounted on my 1st ar 10 years ago, had about 3k rounds between the 2
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:34 AM   #35
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I have a rock river 1 piece for 1" tube I will let go of. Dang good mounts
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:36 AM   #36
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https://www.rockriverarms.com/index....ategory_id=385
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:40 PM   #37
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I'm still a Larue fanboy when out comes to mounts

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Old 12-29-2017, 01:38 PM   #38
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Old 12-29-2017, 02:07 PM   #39
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Hey Chris I have the Burris mount. Can hook you up cheap!
If this is qd and 30mm lets talk after the others if they back out.
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Old 12-29-2017, 05:04 PM   #40
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Another vote for the P.E.P.R. Iíve taken mine off several times, seems to hold zero good enough for me.


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Old 12-29-2017, 05:06 PM   #41
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I’ve had good luck with Nikon p223 and m223 mounts. Currently have a vortex mount on my 6.8
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