One piece AR scope mount suggestions

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Armored farmer, May 27, 2021.

  1. Armored farmer

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    I'm doing a little scope swapping. I'm taking my little 3xbdc nikon carbine scope off my ruger SR556. Mount, scope, and all is going on a different rifle.

    I have a new 2.5x10x42 bdc Nikon to go on my SR556 that I recently purchased from member @giggitygiggity .

    Has anyone recently done the research and found a good one piece mount for 1inch tube?
    I'm looking at Warne and Burris so far. I'm willing to spend $125, but would be happy with a less expensive mount if it is solid. This rifle is my general purpose varminter, and it gets shot out beyond 400yds, then gets beat up on an atv or jeep. I need a tough, solid mount.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. entropy

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    Burris PEPR is good, The Leupold is good, Midwest Industries are also good. Badger Ordnance is very sturdy, as are the Spuhr mounts. The best value is probably Badger Ordnance, (even if it's a bit more than you hoped to spend-they are TOUGH!) If you need it more solid than that, MIG weld the scope right to the Picatinny Rail!
    I'd be interested in trying the DNZ mount-I have used them on .22's and Mosin Nagants, and they are solid. (For the Mosin, you take the rear sight base off, and clamp the DNZ right to the block on the barrel. Non-altering, reversible, and some models have a peep sight 'built in'. )

    If you absolutely don't want to go that high, The Midwest Industries Gen. 2 is $4 over your budget ;)

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1021822558
     
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  4. BreechFace

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    Aero Precision hands down; lightweight, good options and affordable.
     
  5. Ru4real

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    I use the B-Square mount. It’s been great, 10 years of use for me. It has been solid, and it’s well made.

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  6. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    I'm a fan and I have this model on my AR.

    These mounts come with a small torx tool, which I keep in the pistol grip of the gun.

    https://www.aeroprecisionusa.com/scope-mounts

    Note: I've moved the scope backwards in the mount about 1/2" after this photo was taken, for eye relief reasons.
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  7. Armored farmer

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    I wasn't expecting to get any time off, but we had an inch of rain, so I went to the lgs and picked up an EXPLORE one piece mount. I try to support those guys when I can.
    Thanks to everyone who replied to my question, I had intended to order a mount, but it didn't work out that way.
     
  8. entropy

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    We need pics of it mounted! :thumbup:
     
  9. Armored farmer

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    Ok. I'll see if I can get it done tomorrow!
     
  10. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Nothing wrong with that!

    While I buy much of my accessories online, I actually bought the Aero mount and Leupold scope at a local shop. If you can call driving an hour one way "local". :D
     
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  11. Skylerbone

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    LaRue or Aero if ever you need another. There are plenty of solid mounts available at all price points but those two are simply worth it and at relatively bargain prices. Warne makes a nice mount as well, but a bit of a PITA to install as it installs from the end of the pic rail and slides into place.


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  12. Varminterror

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    Warne and Vortex use a 2.4” optic height, compared to 2.6” of the Burris. This means I have a comfortable cheekweld with Warne and Vortex, but have to break away slightly to align with a Burris. The Aero mount is also quite good.

    I do not care for single screw rings/mounts.
     
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    20210125_181443.jpg I bought a cheap Monstrum tactical mount just to try, It's a Vortex knock off.
    I've since used a half dozen or so they work well.
     
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  14. Armored farmer

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    Well.....
    Better late than never.
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    I had honey doo's all day Saturday,
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    I cut and fit a new rubber mat under her new grill
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    I got her patio lights strung up...
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    And the cages on the 'maters....

    And then I got my new scope mounted but not sighted in. I have a rinky-dink bore sighted around here somewhere. Maybe I can save some precious ammo getting it dialed in.

    The new mount is a bit bulky compared to others, but it is sturdy looking. Six screws per ring. Pretty beefy screws at the pic rail.
    I was able to use my offset sight behind the scope mount. I may remove them at some point. I have had them mounted up for years, and don't recall ever using them for anything but practice.
    I have hopes the 2.5x and 42mm obj will suck enough light to allow me to use the scope and weapon light on critters at night.
     
  15. entropy

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    Looks nice! I like the 45 Deg. BUIS.
     
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