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I just had a flat top receiver put on my AR-15 so I can mount a scope.  I notice that the stock comes straight back in line with the top of the receiver instead of dropping off like a more traditional bolt rifle. 

As a result I think I need to mount my scope higher than I normally would to get proper sight and eye alignment. 

Does anyone know how high the scope should be and what my mounting options are?

I notice that there are some two-piece and one piece risers out there or different heights and of course there are different height rings as well.  I'm not sure what combination of risers and rings I should go with. 

I plan to put on the Burris Signature rings so I can put in some offset inserts for longer range shooting.  So that limits my options wrt ring height (just standard lo/med/hi I think).

Thanks!
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Typically, high rings will work for you, friend.
 
You could also get a riser, like the Weaver, then run low rings if your switching scopes around from your AR to a bolt rifle. I do this.
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 a rule of thumb is to have the center of the reticle the same ht. as the ar would have been if you had used the iron sites. as cheap suggests the set up is more versatile using a riser then changing rings hts, as the need arises.
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Thanks for the replies fellas.  It sounds like either standard "High" rings alone or a combination of a riser with low rings will work for me.
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Originally posted by bookworm bookworm wrote:

Thanks for the replies fellas.  It sounds like either standard "High" rings alone or a combination of a riser with low rings will work for me.
 
Right.
The riser/low ring set up is the way I go, because my scopes go from AR's to bolt rifles and while I switch scopes, I don't have to switch rings.   
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