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    Posted: May/05/2011 at 19:29
I wonder if anyone has ever looked itno this before...

What is the lightest scope mount for an AR-15?  I would prefer a one piece mount, but if a riser with two rings actually works out to be lighter, that would work too.

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Well, you won't like it, but an Aimpoint Micro would most likely be the lightest you can get...
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Cheaptrick (Mark) would second that!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jon A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2011 at 00:54
The NF Unimount is the lightest I know of at about 5.5 oz for the 1.375 high version.  I've actually got one I was about to list in the classifieds if you need one at a discount.
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ADM scout is light, I run them
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Looking at ADM website, their Recon is 8.4oz, while the Scout is 7.1 ozs.
NF Unimount is apparently lighter.

Charles, have you had any problems with the scout due to the single latch (instead of two latches on the Recon)?

Jon, I think I am interested in your Unimount.  I have never used one, so I am curious. 

As a side note, how heavy is the Aadmount?

At the moment I am using it with new Premier LT on my 6.5Grendel AR (my apologies for crappy pictures, they were taken late in the evening with a cellphone):




 but later this month I will put the March FFP on this rifle.  I am going to leave the Premier in the Aadmount, so I need another mount, hence this thread.

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TPS lists their HRT 30mm High Alum at 3.78oz/pair thats pretty light
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I have a pair of TPS rings that are tall enough, but given a choice I would prefer to be able to put the front ring a bit further forward, so a mount that cantilevers forward a little is what I am looking for.

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 Understand  Thanks for everything ILya
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Ilya is that the new Light tactical,if so it sure looks great!
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Ilya is that the new Light tactical,if so it sure looks great!

Yes it is.  It took exactly two shots to zero: fire one shot, use the reticle to figure out how much adjustment you need to make, make the adjustment, fire the second shot.  
The second shot was dead on.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

I wonder if anyone has ever looked itno this before...

What is the lightest scope mount for an AR-15?  I would prefer a one piece mount, but if a riser with two rings actually works out to be lighter, that would work too.

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My 30mm AADMOUNT weighs 11.7 oz. The NF Unimount is a very nice mount as well and is a great choice when you're trying to save weight.
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Originally posted by Jon A Jon A wrote:

My 30mm AADMOUNT weighs 11.7 oz. The NF Unimount is a very nice mount as well and is a great choice when you're trying to save weight.

Well, if you are trying to get rid of your Unimount, I am interested.

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The Spuhr is the lightest around, I think.  I have one on order now after having seen one employed on a training rifle.  Nice workmanship, regardless of what you think about the maker.  

7.1oz vs 19 and change for the NF...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

The Spuhr is the lightest around, I think.  I have one on order now after having seen one employed on a training rifle.  Nice workmanship, regardless of what you think about the maker.  

7.1oz vs 19 and change for the NF...

Well, per Jon A, Nightforce is 5.5oz which seems th elightest form what I found so far.

Aside from that, I will quit using scopes before I use anything made by Spuhr.

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Well, I've never seen a NF unimount that light, doesn't mean they don't make one.  However, I like the Spuhr mounts... very nice. Better constructed than NF...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Well, I've never seen a NF unimount that light, doesn't mean they don't make one.  However, I like the Spuhr mounts... very nice. Better constructed than NF...

I am going to go ahead and assume Jon weighed his Nightforce Unimount.

As for the Spuhr mount.  As I said, I could not care less how it is constructed.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Well, I've never seen a NF unimount that light, doesn't mean they don't make one.  However, I like the Spuhr mounts... very nice. Better constructed than NF...

I am going to go ahead and assume Jon weighed his Nightforce Unimount.

As for the Spuhr mount.  As I said, I could not care less how it is constructed.

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My sincere apologies.  My "Spuhr" order is now "terminated" and will not be initiated again.  Overpriced, anyway...
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I'll weigh the Uni-mount when it gets here.

I think it will make a good combination with my March FFP scope on a 6.5LBC 18" AR.

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You may have already settled on the NF, but the GG&G FLT integral mount is 5.5 oz as well.

I have one, and it's nicely made.

http://www.gggaz.com/flt-scope-mount.html
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

You may have already settled on the NF, but the GG&G FLT integral mount is 5.5 oz as well.

I have one, and it's nicely made.

http://www.gggaz.com/flt-scope-mount.html

Interesting.  I have not seen that one.  I have used a different GG&G mount and thought it was well built, but the FLT looks interesting.  

Perhaps, I'll try that one moving forward as well.

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I have the model with the Accucam, and it is really handy.  The clamp portion and the screws are the only steel parts.  The mount itself is all aluminum and has been skeletonized on the bottom of the base to further reduce weight.  At the same time, it has wide ring engagement with 4 screws per ring.  It positions the scope forward and is high enough for at least a 40mm objective and probably 50mm.

SWFA carries it...
http://swfa.com/GGG-AR15M16-Accessory-P10740.aspx

I have a pic of it on my AR that I'll be happy to post later if you're interested, but I'm about to head out of town in a few minutes, so I don't have time to upload it at the moment.


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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

I have the model with the Accucam, and it is really handy.  The clamp portion and the screws are the only steel parts.  The mount itself is all aluminum and has been skeletonized on the bottom of the base to further reduce weight.  At the same time, it has wide ring engagement with 4 screws per ring.  It positions the scope forward and is high enough for at least a 40mm objective and probably 50mm.

SWFA carries it...
http://swfa.com/GGG-AR15M16-Accessory-P10740.aspx

I have a pic of it on my AR that I'll be happy to post later if you're interested, but I'm about to head out of town in a few minutes, so I don't have time to upload it at the moment.



I am generally curious, but there is no rush.

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