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Which scope mount do you prefer and why?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by AMT, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I’m looking at a one piece scope mount similar to the LaRue LT104 (http://www.laruetactical.com/larue-tactical-spr-m4-scope-mount-qd-lt-104). This has the mount screws vertical.

    or the LT111 (http://www.laruetactical.com/larue-tactical-obr-qd-scope-mount). This has the mount screws horizontal.

    I am leaning towards a 1-piece scope mount with rings and quick release latches SIMILAR to the LaRue models above. I am not sold on the LaRue, I am still looking and “shopping” at the various makes and models.

    It will be on a 7mm Win Mag. Not for hunting. I want to get into long range “plinking”. I plan on removing it (the scope and mount) for storage and transportation. Possible migration to a different platform in the future.

    Do you think the vertical or horizontal mount screws make a difference?

    What kind (make and model) do you have and why did you choose it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm sure they both work as expected, however, i have never liked the look of the vertical screws. seems bulky to me.

    I use the leupold IMS mounts.
     
  3. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I was looking at what Leupold had to offer. I noticed these too. I also noticed that these were not the quick release.

    Do you have yours mounted long term? Or, do you mount/un-mount?

    BTW, I do agree with the vertical mount screws.
     
  4. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    well, i bought it with the purpose of being able to swap them if needed, but honestly, i have just left them on the rifle haha. I have done it once, and it was pretty much back to zero when i put it back on (which is nice).
     
  5. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Just be careful, I made the mistake of over tightening some vertical screw rings and actually crushed a scope tube.
     
  6. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    :s0155:
     
  7. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    1" mount rings on a 30mm scope tube? Or correct size and flat out crushed it?

    Whoa.... :eek:
     
  8. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    1" and 1". Crushed it. Honestly, I didn't even know it was possible. The scope is usable I think but has a nice indentation at both ring positions.
     
  9. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I guess you don't have to worry too much about lateral movement once it is locked in place.... haha :)

    Still usable? I guess that's a good thing.

    Thank you.