Hey guys, my first post here at opticstalk and I'm hoping you can help me out!
What's the better setup for interchanging two scopes on one rifle? Budget= $200
Option 1. This with QR rings:
Option 2. Two of these:
I am building an 18” HBAR upper and would like the ability to use two different scopes on it: a 10x40 for long range prairie dogs, target shooting, etc and a lower power variable (such as a Millett DMS 1-4) for 3 gun. I would like the ability to interchange the two scopes with return to zero. I am open to having to use tools to do so if it improves return to zero, but would prefer a quick-release. I will not be running any BUIS. I would like to spend less than $200 on the total mounting setup (as far as I can see, Larue, ADM, Bobro are not an option).
So far I am looking at two options:
1. One <competitor link snipped> (extended picatinny riser) with two sets of <competitor link to Leupold QRW snipped> . I would torque and loctite the riser down and only interchange the scope via the QRW rings.
2. Two sets of one-piece mounts. Due to my budget, I am looking at the <competitor link to Burris PEPR snipped> or one-piece mounts with a bolt-head such as the Armalite or RRA mounts.
-Can anyone with a similar setup speak on the reliability to hold zero and return to zero for option 1? (also, what height rings do you use?)
-Does anyone have experience frequently interchanging one piece mounts with a screwdriver/bolt head and can comment on the return to zero/PITA of these?
-Would there be a problem running a 10x40 scope on the Burris P.E.P.R. or is it designed for smaller optics?
-Am I missing any other solutions!?
Thank you very much for your help!
Edited by koshkin - August/13/2012 at 19:55