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    Posted: December/14/2020 at 00:35
Originally posted by atp atp wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Generally, the lightest are Aeroprecision mounts and I have a few of them. All are out of round and needed some TLC to work and still they bond some of the scopes.

Ilya, can you please tell us about the "TLC" the Aero Precision AR-15 mounts require to work right? I have several due to buying them before I read your reviews, so I'm interested in knowing how to avoid trouble while still making use of them...

There aren't really any tricks, just experimentation.  I found a couple of scopes that work OK with these mounts when the rings are at somewhat specific parts of the tube and use them that way.  It took some trial and error.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Generally, the lightest are Aeroprecision mounts and I have a few of them. All are out of round and needed some TLC to work and still they bond some of the scopes.

Ilya, can you please tell us about the "TLC" the Aero Precision AR-15 mounts require to work right? I have several due to buying them before I read your reviews, so I'm interested in knowing how to avoid trouble while still making use of them...
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I ended up using the Grendel for scope testing, so it has had a bunch of scopes and mounts on it.  The sort of a "standard" set-up for the Grendel is SWFA SS 3-9x42 in a Aeroprecision mount that I hacked a little to make it work.

GG&G mount, at the moment has a rather excellent Hawke Frontier 1-6x24 scope in it that I am testing on a 5.56 AR.

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Koskin, what did you end up putting on your Grendel, the GG&Z FLT?

Edited by HKtoTikka - November/10/2017 at 12:35
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Originally posted by HKtoTikka HKtoTikka wrote:

The issues with the Aero mounts have put their mountd on my Do Not Buy list. Not worth it. I won't buy a mount hoping to hit the lottery or knowing I need to have it modified to function properly.

I know AP makes some great stuff, it's invested or allied with other solid companies (Ballistic Advantage, VG6 Precision), but that doesn't mean I will entertain purchasing third rate stuff.

I have other stuff from them and I have no complaints about it.  It is only the mounts.

Keep in mind that vertically split rings that incorporate some flex generally are not great for scopes (apparently there are some fairly well documented issues with ADM mounts and Warne rings) when used on scopes that need a lot of turret twisting.  The Aero Precision mounts, in my experience, have that exact issue.

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The issues with the Aero mounts have put their mounts on my Do Not Buy list. Not worth it. I won't buy a mount hoping to hit the lottery or knowing I need to have it modified to function properly.

I know AP makes some great stuff, it's invested or allied with other solid companies (Ballistic Advantage, VG6 Precision), but that doesn't mean I will entertain purchasing third rate stuff.

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I have the GG&G FLT and like it.

Generally, the lightest are Aeroprecision mounts and I have a few of them. All are out of round and needed some TLC to work and still they bond some of the scopes.

Interestingly SWFA SS 3-9x42 seems impervious to that issue.

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Followup for the future.

GG&Z FLT Mount
Bolt On: 5.5 oz
QD:  6.8.

I have neither, was researching.
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Originally posted by Jon A Jon A wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

I weighed the options and bought a Near mount with MRDS mount caps. 

Richard Near makes outstanding stuff.  I'm sure you'll be very pleased.

It's steel, which I prefer, and he is willing to "customize"...  

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Originally posted by www.technika.nu www.technika.nu wrote:

The problem with mounting the secondary sight on the top is that it's very difficult for the neck to reach that high in prone position.
So for those who not wanna run my mounts a solution for the secondary sight is the SAR ring from TNVC that grabs around the scope.

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The problem with mounting the secondary sight on the top is that it's very difficult for the neck to reach that high in prone position.
So for those who not wanna run my mounts a solution for the secondary sight is the SAR ring from TNVC that grabs around the scope.

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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Are you going to come out with a rail, Jon?

No plans for rails at this time.
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

I weighed the options and bought a Near mount with MRDS mount caps. 

Richard Near makes outstanding stuff.  I'm sure you'll be very pleased.
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The light weight rings look really good Jon! I am very interested.
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Originally posted by Jon A Jon A wrote:

They're Picatinny.  I should be shipping in a few days.

Interesting.

What will they go for? I like the snag free profile.

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Let me know how you like it, Dan.  I have heard good things about Near Manufacturing, but never used their products.

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I weighed the options and bought a Near mount with MRDS mount caps.  Recommended by some of my associates at Picatinny.
 
 


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I saw the light weight rings on the Aadland web site the other day. Are you going to come out with a rail, Jon?
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They're Picatinny.  I should be shipping in a few days.
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Originally posted by Jon A Jon A wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

When you talk about the rings you made, are you referring to a new model that has separate rings?

Damn ILya, you don't miss a thing!  I was waiting to start a separate thread to announce them until I had a bunch ready to ship, etc, but I guess I'll have to give you a sneak peak:




My apologies for paying attention Big Grin.

When are they going to be available?
Also, are the cross slots Picatinny spec? or Weaver spec?

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