Stupid AR question


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MLC
October 15, 2004, 06:27 PM
I have an AR with a Swan Sleeve and a Trijicon ReflexII and want to be able to slap a scope on it from time to time.
What scope rings(quick release and standard) fit on the picatinny rail?
I assume that I want a high mount?
Thanks in advance.

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Southern Raider
October 15, 2004, 06:53 PM
Picatinny is essentially the same as weaver, except the slot spacing is different. In other words, just about any ring should mount to the sleeve.

Normally, a flat top AR demands high rings, but if you mount on top of the sleeve, you may want something a bit lower.

762x51
October 15, 2004, 08:53 PM
For mounting on top of the Swan Sleeve with a 40mm objective scope, you want a medium ring like the ARMS #22M. High will be a bit too high for a good cheekweld. Optimum height is 1.4" above the flat top (same height as iron sights). Weaver and 1913 rings will fit on a 1913 rail, but only Weaver will fit on a Weaver rail.

Very good info in this thread on ar15.com

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=134&t=141691



Also be aware that if you are using a normal eye relief scope on a Swan Sleeve with the standard ARMS #40 rear sight, you wont be able to use a rear flip up lens cover. :(

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