Mounting scope on AR with carry handle


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TimH
October 29, 2004, 07:18 PM
I assume its possible but how accurate would it be? Seems to me with the scope that far above the gun would make it less accurate. Tim

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Bartholomew Roberts
October 29, 2004, 07:43 PM
You will have more of a chin weld than a cheek weld and the trajectory may be a bit odd due to the increased height over bore. Also, you won't have much latitude with eye relief due to the lack of real estate.

However, as long as you recognize all of those issues there is nothing that should make it any less accurate - just a bit less convenient to use.

Sleeping Dog
October 29, 2004, 11:23 PM
A lot of scopes / mounts don't exactly fit into the carry handle, they tend to wobble. So you may need to "glass bed" the scope mount. Clean the scope mount and use plenty of release agent on the carry handle. You end up with a more solid mount that holds zero pretty well after being re-installed each time you go shooting.

I don't think it's any more or less accurate than the A2's iron sights, but it's easier on the eyes.

Regards.

TimH
October 30, 2004, 07:48 AM
Thanks for the info...Tim

Roadkill
October 30, 2004, 08:18 AM
I have a Colt 4x mounted on my SP2 Target Model, its one of those "I'm gonna use it cause I paid too much for it" things, the set up is solid and accurate, problem as previously mentioned is the cheek weld eye position, takes a little getting used to. I have a Blackhawk (inexpensive) cheek pad that really makes it more effective but can't use iron sights with it cause it positions my eye too high. Several dead coyotes attest to its accuracy and effectiveness but I'm determmined to use it. Try one out first.

rk

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