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Proper Mount Location for Scope
Hello again all. Here's one more challenge for experienced crew on 68 forums. I'm having built an AR using a Lewis Machine Tool (LMT) lower with a SOPMOD extendable stock and a flat top upper from AR Performance. I have a Burris Fullfield II scope in 4.5-14X with a 42mm objective lense. I'm considering purchasing a Burris AR P.E.P.R scope mount but before I buy I'd like to know if I really need this kind of scope ring set that pushes the scope forward out over the handguard or if I can just use a set of rings and mount them both on the the flat top rail of the receiver? I've seen some of the photos on this forum with the scope pushed forward. Why is this so? I presume most are trying to obtain easier access to the charging handle or is it purely a matter of eye relief? Help!
The burris mount is great because it move the punt forward. It is not a good idea to startle the upper receiver and handguard. If you just use the rings, you will have to open up the stock nearly all the way open.
Thank you Paulosantos. Off to Midwayusa I go for the P.E.P.R. scope mount!
Midway is fine, but SWFA is a bit cheaper and they ship fast, like Midway.
If you don't like the railed rings, SWFA has a SSALT mount that has smooth-top rings. I am pretty sure the rings will interchange between the PEPR and the SSALT. At SWFA, the PEPR is $70 and the SSALT is $60.
The PEPR can be had in either 1" or 30mm, but the SSALT is 30mm & includes 1" inserts.
I'm locked in.
Thank you Jough for the good price and purchase location. I'm out of luck, I placed my ordered already through Midway and forgot about SWFA. They're a very good web site and seem to have the best prices. I have other smooth top rings from Burris that should fit but thanks also for the intel on the SSALT rings.
here is a poast by J about scopes and mounting them good ****
Originally Posted by J.Boyette
I've used the RRA and Armalite mounts and they are adequate but my favorite is the Larue mount.
I really like the ADM scout mount, can be had for about 140 and is removable and returns to zero
I have found the rear of the scope (for me) needs to be right above the fire selector switch
this is a TR24 in the ADM mount on my 16" Recon
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