Carry handle mount


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ra407
November 7, 2006, 10:31 AM
I have an AR15 with a carry handle. Can I put a scope on top of the carry handle or should I cowitness a red dot sight like the EOTech? I was told not to put anything on top of the handle because of cheek weld.

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Bartholomew Roberts
November 7, 2006, 10:37 AM
I've used scopes on the carry handle. You will have more of a chin weld than a cheek weld; but as long as you can place your eye in the same place every time, it shouldn't make a difference.

The other issue you will see is that height over bore will make for some odd trajectories; but that is part of mounting on the carry handle. It isn't ideal; but it isn't totally unworkable either.

flip180
November 7, 2006, 10:40 AM
That's up to you. Back when I was in the Army, we didn't have flat top AR's. We were just starting to get into red-dot aimpoints and, we had carry handle mounts for them. Yeah, cheek weld is an issue with mounting it on the carry handel but again that's up to you. If you want to cowitness, you'll either have to mount the scope on the receiver and get a flip up rear sight or get a quad rail hand guard to mount the scope on. Either way, it'll cost you at least 100-200 dollars extra to get your AR set up in a way that allows you to co-witness.

Flip.

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