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I'm going to buy a SWFA 1-4x24 30mm tube. This will go on my AR where I've never mounted a scope (I'm an AR newbie). Why should I spend $200+ on Bobro or similar mounts when I can get these for $40: http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-Tac-30mm-1-Rings-P47907.aspx Stupid question? I dunno.

I won't need to switch the scope. My LMT has a continuous picatinny rail, so there will be plenty of adjustment potential.
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For the money, that is a decent set of rings.  I have one set of those and they are serviceable.  I would suggest lapping them though.

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I highly doubt u will be able to get the proper eye relief with those. U need a mount that is designed for ars. Not just tall rings.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

I highly doubt u will be able to get the proper eye relief with those. U need a mount that is designed for ars. Not just tall rings.

If he has a rifle with a monolithic rail, he will be able to get proper eyerelief as long as the height of the rings works for him.

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I would still use a one piece mount made for AR's, will make mounting the scope easier.  The Burris PEPR is made for a flat top AR and is less than $75.

http://swfa.com/Burris-AR-PEPR-30mm-Scope-Mount-P12623.aspx

I have mounted scopes on ARs with rings before and while it works, using a one piece mount makes it a lot easier to get everything lined up and level.







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Burris mounts are fine for the money. If you install it the same way each time the scope will retain zero with very little deviation.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

I highly doubt u will be able to get the proper eye relief with those. U need a mount that is designed for ars. Not just tall rings.
I mostly agree. That SS1-4 has 3.75" eye relief and if you mount the front ring as far forward as you can get it, it might work, but might have to keep your head back- learn a different cheek weld. Most scopes on ARs need the front ring to be at least partially forward of the flat top to work. Why mess around- talk to the guys at SWFA.

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Top is the Bobro,

Below is one like the Burris PEPR

Quality wise there is no comparison between the Bobro and a PEPR.  But for the price difference, there shouldn't be.  If you are on a tight budget, I would go with the Burris PEPR vs just rings.  





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Thanks for the info, y'all. I will go with the PEPR and that will keep me in budget. Cool
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