Can I mount a scope like this?


January 27, 2013, 04:10 PM
Previously I had a red-dot on my Carbon 15. Works great runs amazing and nothing better at close range.

However somewhere between old eyes and the big 3MOA dot on the red dot its pretty worthless out past 50-75yds. So I decided to put on a 3-9x scope on it. I know that the general rule is don't buy cheap glass. Well in this case I did. I am trying to avoid buying a forward leaning scope mount.

So I set my adjustable stock where I use it and when I mounted the scope the eye relief was off. So I had to move the scope farther forward. This meant that both rings are now behind the scope elevation adjustments. Is this causing a problem? There is no contact between the scope and the hand guards so I think that's ok.

Below are pictures of the mounted scope

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January 27, 2013, 04:17 PM
I can't imagine the scope eye relief being right mounted that far foreword.

You sure it's right?
Or are you crawling the stock to look through it??


Ricky T
January 27, 2013, 04:21 PM
With the scope mounted that low, can you even get your eye behind the scope?

January 27, 2013, 04:28 PM
To answer your question directly, as long as both rings are the same height then I think it's fine. There are all sorts of scope mounts for funky shaped scopes that are either forward or aft and not balanced and they work. I agree with the two above, though, it seems it'd be difficult to see with that setup.

January 27, 2013, 04:32 PM
an AR15 aint got much recoil, but I still wouldnt go cheap on optics. on my AR10s, in .308 still some recoil to deal with but not much, but still I go with Leupolds at least a good Redfield (Leupold made). worth it in the long run.

January 27, 2013, 04:57 PM
The eye relief is as close as I can get without a black ring around the outside. That's how I spaced it. I agree it is a little low but not unusable. I may switch to higher rings but I assume the spacing will be the same or very close.

January 27, 2013, 11:10 PM
That's a lot of unsupported hang-dangling out front and added to that is the lack of confidence presented by the bunched up rubber coating around the rings.

Doesn't look like a good idea for any length of time to me.

January 27, 2013, 11:23 PM
Do it right (

January 27, 2013, 11:30 PM
Get a compact 3-9X40mm it will fit and is not that expensive.


January 28, 2013, 10:46 AM
Do yourself a favor and get a better optic. Those Chinese rubber coated scopes are a no go. Even a cheap Bushnell from WalMart would be better and offer correct levels of eye relief.

January 28, 2013, 11:03 AM
I think from an accuracy point of view, I don't see any issues. But with that much "leverage" hanging out there, I would worry about dropping it or everyday bumps and knocks. I'm pretty hard on my stuff, so maybe that's why it would concern me.

January 28, 2013, 12:13 PM
Primary Arms makes an extended scope mount for shooting nose to charging handle, as so many of us do. I just ordered one over the weekend. They are 60 bucks. I actually require even more LOP than I can get even with the stock fully extended on my AR, so I ordered a Magpul 0.8" butt pad as well.

January 28, 2013, 12:15 PM
Only you can answer that question. Take it out and shoot it and forget about what these experts on THG think since they wont be using it. I go with what I like not what strangers think I should have. I've shot better with cheap $30 red dots than SOME people with expensive equipment they were told would make them achieve great accuracy.

January 28, 2013, 12:23 PM
Can you? You've proven you can! Should you? No, never again.

Now I don't know whose scope that is but it appears the eye relief is too long for a traditional scope and too short to be a scout scope so something tells me the reason it sits where it sits is because it ain't right. My WAG on eye relief as is would be about 6 1/2" vs. the 3" or so most cheap scopes provide. I'd say send it back from whence it came.

January 28, 2013, 12:29 PM
My AR15 flat top has a riser rail on it the PO put on, works great to add some height for my Nikon scope. If I wanted to change optics, I can just remove the riser and scope and mount a red-dot on the original flattop rail.

January 28, 2013, 02:21 PM
my guess is you will contort yourself into an uncomfortable position to shoot that setup. It might be feasible at a shooting bench but if you tried to hunt with it you may be severely handicapped in a blind or off sticks. I can see that you have overtightened the rings and have squished out the rubber armor. Squishing the rubber like that means you are not level in the rings and you are either out of adjustment or damn close compensating for unbalanced mount. I really hope you dont have to trust your life on that gun.

January 29, 2013, 10:05 PM
Thats bad gew gew!!!

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