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Could you use two scope rings behind the turrets but not in the front?  I was thinking about this when I ordered the mounts for my AR.  Please see cheesy diagram.
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I've seen it done on a couple of 22's with real short actions. It seemed to work OK but the owner was very careful as the front half of the scope wasn't supported too well and susceptible to knocks and bumps. Looked pretty funky too imho but to each their own.
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I would think a setup like that would be prone to error due to possible flex in the tube??   Not a big deal for short range but compounded for longer ranges.
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I have seen it done on a couple of ARs with the Trijicon 1.25-4x scopes.  They ran them through 4 day rifle classes at Front Sight.  Seemed to work just fine.  One of them was through an advanced rifle class, so it was bumped around pretty good and worked pretty hard.  
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I saw some slow motion footage of scopes flexing under heavy recoil, and can only imagine what that setup would look like on a heavy hitter.  
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Use two front mounted rings on an IOR 3x18 all the time due to the short distance of the saddle and power ring. Have used two forwards on handguns many times and you will see this done frequently by handgun shooters with no problems. (although the scopes are different.) The results you get will depend on the quality of the scope used- just like everything else.
I'm guessing here but your probably trying to make a long scope fit on a short rail for an AR. These problems are usually better solved with a unimount ring system which extends out to the length you need in the scope distance.
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I wouldn't try it with any scope longer than about 8" and not on a rifle with any recoil.
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

I wouldn't try it with any scope longer than about 8" and not on a rifle with any recoil.

Agreed.


I have seen it done on shorter scopes or light-recoil guns.  I saw it done once on an M1A, that scope died quickly and painfully.

Why do you need to mount it that way?  Have you looked at any cantilever AR mounts?
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recoil (velocity) is far worse on handguns than the rifles. Also used it several times on a ak forward mount. A low recoil such as an ar in 223 would be less affected.  
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