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    Posted: April/30/2012 at 22:24
Suggestions for ar scope mounts?

For a scope less than 13 inches 40mm or smaller 1 inch tube.
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Leupold IMS, Burris PEPR, GG&G Accucam, LaRue, Aadland, American Defense. Some are QD, some not.
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I have 3 of these.  Very, very good mounts. 

http://swfa.com/SWFA-Precision-Optic-30mm-Mount-P48134.aspx
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

I have 3 of these.  Very, very good mounts. 

http://swfa.com/SWFA-Precision-Optic-30mm-Mount-P48134.aspx

Excellent suggestion. 
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QD or permanent?

If QD, the Bobro/SWFA mount mentioned above is probably your best bet.

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One really does need the mount to go slightly forward like the SWFA BOBRO mount does.  That may not be the least expensive way but the best available choice at SWFA. 
The least expensive way to go would be to buy a riser and use regular rings above that.
 
ARMS #5 Multibase Scope Mount ARMS #5 Multibase Scope Mount
Stock # - ARMS5
  • Attaches to Weaver rail and Flattop receivers
$59.95 
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Weaver AR-15 Aluminum Base Weaver AR-15 Aluminum Base
Stock # - 48321
  • Single Rail Mount System
  • Flat Top Mount
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Wes brings up a good point. 

How much time will this scope be on the AR? Full time or part time? 

Here's my AR with low TPS rings and a Weaver rail, like Wes posted. I pulled this scope off my bolt rifle and put it directly on a flat top AR, with the riser mount. 

 
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I've tried pretty much all the different possible methods of mounting a scope to an AR over the years. My favorite is the one piece quick detach systems like BOBRO / SWFA mount or similar GG&G or LaRue. The one method I liked the least was the ultra high Badger steel Max 50 rings they were way too heavy:
 
These Warne rings are a similar deal but not nearly as heavy and a lot cheaper.  If you use the ultra high rings you do not need the riser but if you use the riser your standard height rings will work fine.
Warne AR15 Flat Top Aluminum 1 Warne AR15 Flat Top Aluminum 1" Rings
Stock # - A204LM
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If you can bring yourself to spend this much this would be an excellent choice and the quick detach feature with return to   zero is nice.
 
Bobro Precision Optic 1 Bobro Precision Optic 1" Mount
Stock # - BOBB03201254
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Permanent. Do I need to get the scope as close to the rifle as possible?

One piece or two price better??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cpwomack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2012 at 07:22
If you are going to go for a permanent mount I personally would still stick with the one piece.  To me, the one piece seems more solid and is easier to install level.  You do not want the scope as close to the rifle as possible with an AR, I think the average mount is 1.3 to 1.5 inches above the bore to give you the proper head positioning.  I have used the following and never had any problems with them:

http://swfa.com/Burris-AR-PEPR-1-Scope-Mount-P12624.aspx

http://swfa.com/Nikon-M223-1-Mount-P51920.aspx

http://swfa.com/DNZ-Lightweight-1-Scopemount-P45769.aspx



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cpwomac made some good suggestions of that group the one made by DNZ would probably be my pick mainly because it's such a clean design, I do generally prefer to use rings that have two screws on each side of the ring, but this should work well for you.

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Older post but caught my attention.  I currently have the Burris PEPR on both my AR and LR-308 rifles, but considering replacing them.  These are working rifles and spend a lot of time bouncing around in vehicles, dropped to the deck...etc.  While I've had no issues with the PEPR, any known issues with the PEPR?  Most comments I've seen have been very positive and it is a good value.
 
What separates the likes of LaRue, Aadmount, Bopro or Spuhr from the PEPR?  Trying to understand the 3x+ price differences.
 
Anti-cant level built in to the Aadmount and Spuhr are nice features, but hard to swing the $400 plus price on the Spuhr.  Aadmount's made in America is another big plus.
 
LaRue's reputation precedes it and comments on Bopro's have been equally positive.  Just trying to get in front of a potential issue before it happens at the most inconvenient time.
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The PEPR is cheap cast metal.  The others you listed are cnc machined precision mounts.  The materials used and the way they are made I am sure makes the $$ diff. 

The PEPR is a decent mount, but it does not even compare to Bobro or LaRue. 

It is like comparing a Bushnell 4200 to a Swaro Z6.  Sure the Bushnell is a good scope and works just fine.  But comparing them side by side to the Z6 the diff is pretty significant. 
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I totally blew past that distinction.  Read how some of the mounts were machined from a solid piece of aluminum.  Knowing the downside of MIM parts for 1911s, this should have been obvious to me.
 
Thanks for pointing out what was right in front of my nose.
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Any significant differences between the LaRue, Bopro or Aadmount or is this a Ford-Chevy discussion?
 
 
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I think the bobro is better than the larue. I had a larue and when i got a bobro i sold it and bought a couple more bobros. The way the attach is much better imo.
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Let me answer it this way for you. We each have our own preferences. The BOBRO and AADLAND are Awesome strong mounts and would serve you well the SPUHR mount has some innovative features, and as for Mark La Rue -well people either love him or hate him there is no in between. All of the above products are well worth three times the price of the crap you have been useing. La Rue stands behind their products and is my preference, but I buy my optics at SWFA and they stand behind their products also. It's a TEXAS thing. 

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Aadland   quick detaches with air compressor and impact wrench
(not supplied). If you do not need the quick detach feature this is the ticket.
Aadland AR 30mm Scope Mount Aadland AR 30mm Scope Mount
Stock # - AAD3020GII
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  • 20 MOA Slope
  • CNC Machined from 7075-T6 Billet Aluminum
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  • Integral Anti-Cant Bubble Level
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Jon:  Appreciate you chiming in.  QD mounts aren't important to me since the optics will stay on the rifle.  I will remove the optics on occasion when I do more detailed cleaning, so their ability return to zero consistently is very important.
 
As stated previously, these are working rifles, so I appreciate the additional clamping force.
 
I've been learning more about the Aadmount from your website as well as others.  Very impressed with your product.
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Received my new 30mm AADMount to go with my SS 1-4x.  Very pleased.  As Supertool pointed out, there is no comparison with old PEPR mount.
 
What is impressive are the small things.  Package included a small torque wrench, torque bit and detailed instructions that included actual torque specs, recommended sequence for which screws to tighten down first...etc.
 
Makes for a simple decision on my next mount,
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