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So What Is Wrong With The Standard Aimpont 30mm Ring?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cslinger, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. cslinger

    cslinger Well-Known Member

    Everybody seems to dump big bucks into Aimpoint mounts. What is wrong with the stock 30mm ring?

  2. Titus

    Titus Well-Known Member

    I think a lot of folks are concerned about that big screw coming loose, but I haven't had a problem with them.
  3. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    Mine wobbled loose once, but it tightened back up and gave me no more problem through hundreds of rounds (on my FAL, which tends to be hard on scopes).

    Personally, I love it. I got it for free with my Aimpoint, so it's hard to beat that!
  4. sharkhunter2018

    sharkhunter2018 Well-Known Member

    Mine came loose a few times. I put a bit of Loctite on it, and havent had a problem since. I may have to Loctite the ring screws, but that all depends on what it does. Im happy with it though.
  5. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Well, I can't speak for others; but I am always swapping optics or playing with irons, so I like mounts that return to zero reliably and go on and off easy. Basically Larue or ARMS.
  6. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    I have two of 'em that are collecting dust in a drawer, if anyone wants one really cheap....
  7. Omnivore

    Omnivore Well-Known Member

    There was the vertically split version that used two Allen screws on top and one on the bottom-- those weren't too great. The current ones with the "thumb screw" are just fine. The problem people are having is that the "thumb screw" fools you into thinking its actually a thumb screw, which it isn't. Use something (a quarter dollar is too small in my opinion) as a lever to get it good and tight and you won't need Loctite or anything else. I have a house key with a nice flat side on the handle portion, which gives a good 2-inch lever and that works great. I've used these rings in thousands of rounds of in-house product testing at UltiMAK, and I trust them completely. There's nothing in their design that's significantly different from most other rail squeezers.

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