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I am not really a fan of a magnified optic mounted that high but ymmv. A short barreled ar in 5.56 is a 300m max proposition anyhow so irons should get the job done nicely. If I were to mount anything up there, I would try a zero parallax red dot. Just my 2 cents.
DISCONTINUED The main body of the A.R.M.S. ® A2 Plus mount locks into both the carry handle channel and the handle front support utilizing two self-locking thumbnuts. This capability provides a rigid support of the dovetail platform that is extended over the handguard. Similar to the A.R.M.S.®...
Leupold and others make the Mil Standard M-1913 mount, usually under $30. and I run ether a real ACOG or UTG Bug Blaster!
Lots of folks pooh pooh the Bug Blaster as a cheap, low quality optic, but they have no idea what they are talking about! Mine has held up better then a lot of the Name brand optics, it's got all the goodies they do in a better package for a much better price! for around $112 with quick detach rings of decent quality, hard to go wrong, and it does work well!