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I'm seeking advice on what the minimum ring height is for mounting  an optic on a flat top AR.

I have a Sightron 1.25 x 5 to mount on my flat top carbine, and I want a lower profile than is provided by my LaRue mount. Will rings that give a  .985" centerline height offer a decent cheek weld...can I go lower??

TIA for your opinions / experiences

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  It somewhat depends on your facial structure, the eye-relief of the scope, and probably a few other things I haven't sat down and thought about yet. My Badger Ultra-High 30mm rings are 1.40 inches high and are about perfect. I really don't think you want to go much lower than that. If you already have a set of low or medium rings, just get a set of risers and you're good to go.

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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

.... Badger Ultra-High 30mm rings are 1.40 inches high and are about perfect. .....

 

If that doesnt work for you feel free to experiment and tell us how it works out. A lot depends on which stock you have on the rifle some depends on your physical build, custom fit cant be guessed long distance.

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Thanks for the replies. I guess I will do some experimenting, and report back.
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Originally posted by Goju Goju wrote:

Thanks for the replies. I guess I will do some experimenting, and report back.
 

 

 It's kind of a tough thing to do. You really can't know exactly how all the components are going to work until you've already bought and mounted them. Sometimes a few Lego blocks, a couple globs of modeling clay and a dial caliper will help to give you a pretty good idea though...

  ( I' ve done that, and it does work, but I can't believe how stupid it sounds once it's all typed out!) 

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