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AR15 A2 scope mount question/idea

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by shibbershabber, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    So I built a nice 20" A2 setup and am now looking at ways to mount a scope.

    I have a nice Nikon, but a straight carry handle mount is to high.

    I was looking at one of the Z mounts that attaches to the handle and then drops down in front.



    I was thinking I count mount the scope on the lower end of it and slide the scope back 1/3 over the handle, the eye relief seems like it would work.

    Any thought? I've Googled to no end but can't see a similar setup.

    AR15_M16 Z-Type Carry Handle Scope Mount.jpg
     
  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Without a long eye relief scope that mount would be hard to make work.

    A2's are tough to mount a conventional scope onto without it being stupid high and you end up "giraffe" necking it.

    Sorry, I may or may not have been of help.
     
  3. DingDongMF

    DingDongMF Beaverton Member

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    Other than eye relief, that mount does nothing for height because the ocular lense can't go any lower to the rail anyways.
    The ARMS #2 EXT. is what I would use or get a cheap $20 Leatherwood although they are not as secure as the ARMS.
     
  4. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Every little bit helps

    I can deal with the eyepiece 'resting' on the carry handle.

    When I mount the rings to a rail atop the handle it raised the scope even higher... Probably no more than an inch, but that's a lot when its already so high

    I'm getting one of the mounts and ill post my results
     
  5. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    I would sure be interested in seeing those results.