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    Posted: June/02/2017 at 10:48
Is there a good AR style quick detach scope mount in the $100 range?
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That link is broken.  Try this:


If your purpose is to have repeatable return to zero, you should really consider spending a little more and looking at something like ADM or Bobro.

However, if return to zero is not as critical, the two above will work allright. 

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That PEPR looks like the thing. I'm just wanting an quick way to get it off the gun if it breaks.
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If this is for a self defense, SHTF rifle, I'd suggest you consider one of the mounts Mr. Koshkin recommended. ADM, Bobro, ect.   
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Originally posted by urbaneruralite urbaneruralite wrote:

Is there a good AR style quick detach scope mount in the $100 range?

No. there are good mounts but not quick detachable at that price point.  The good quick detachable mounts are BOBRO and LaRue and ARMS, GG&G.  (people have their favorites).

As far as a mount that is not quick detachable SWFA's house brand SS is reasonably priced and comes with the insert to use either 1 in tube or 30 mm.

The idea of quick detach is primarily applicable to using multiple optics on one rifle having say a red dot or an ACOG and also having say a 3-9 or 3-15 tactical scope etc.  If you are only concerned about removing a broken optic the fixed mounts can be taken off fairly quickly with a wrench or screwdriver.  The important part of quick detachable mounts is the ability for it to remain on ZERO when you put it back on. Simply removing to discard a mount and optic does not present the same need.



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I wasn't going to post this, but it occurred to me that taping a wrench to the scope is probably what I will do. A box end wrench dremeled in half should fit on there. I am going to wait for a SS or MTAC combo to go on sale. 
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Originally posted by urbaneruralite urbaneruralite wrote:

Is there a good AR style quick detach scope mount in the $100 range?

No. there are good mounts but not quick detachable at that price point.  The good quick detachable mounts are BOBRO and LaRue and ARMS, GG&G.  (people have their favorites).

As far as a mount that is not quick detachable SWFA's house brand SS is reasonably priced and comes with the insert to use either 1 in tube or 30 mm.

The idea of quick detach is primarily applicable to using multiple optics on one rifle having say a red dot or an ACOG and also having say a 3-9 or 3-15 tactical scope etc.  If you are only concerned about removing a broken optic the fixed mounts can be taken off fairly quickly with a wrench or screwdriver.  The important part of quick detachable mounts is the ability for it to remain on ZERO when you put it back on. Simply removing to discard a mount and optic does not present the same need.


A couple of comments: 
1) I would not put LaRue in that list.  They work great if you do not remove them much.
2) If I were to make a guess on the primary use of QD mounts, I would guess that it is for transportation above all else.  Some people prefer to carry optics in different parts of the luggage or have a separate cutout in the foam of a guncase for the optics.  There are several good reasons to do ti that way.

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I do QD in case optic fails and I have to bounce to
BUI sights. I hate the 45degree open sights. I do run some 45 degree red dots, but I learned on open sights, and Mr. Murphy is an asshat when it comes to bad timing of failures - optics especially.

If I have no open sights under the optic, I don't bother with QD.

I will second the "there are options better than LaRue." I have had great success with many of the American Defense recon mounts, exceedingly well built, good return to zero. (With dismount, re-mount, plan about 1 MOA of movement. If you expect better, you might be happy, probably disappointed.)

On the less expensive options like SSALT and PERP, I have found the screws to be of softer metal than the more expensive mounts. If you don't do much moving things around, that isn't a problem.

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