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Why this mount over that mount? What's your preference?

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by old11bravo, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. old11bravo

    old11bravo Everett, Washington Well-Known Member

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    So I bought a USO MR-10 and it came with this mount:
    30mm 1 piece Unimount, 1.54″ (306-317A) Link: https://www.badgerordnance.com/products/30mm-1-piece-unimount-1-54-306-317a/ It retails for $245.
    But in my infinite wisdom I have recently purchased this mount with the thought that it would be nice to be able to remove the scope for storage and what not:
    American Defense Ad-Recon Link:http://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/view/product/5/ It retails for $190
    Which mounting system would you prefer and is one really superior to the other? I like having the ability to easily remove the scope if I want to practice with my BUIS for awhile but at the same time I don't want to sacrifice the integrity of my "zero".
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Just looking at the two, I'd say the top one is going to be inherently more stable because the lower portion of the scope rings are integral to the base, whereas the bottom mount's rings rely solely on those screws to secure it to the base.

    If you're looking for QD, you can always retrofit some knurled thumb wheels, or slotted nuts similar to what's on a removable A3 carry handle if you don't want to use a small wrench.

    Just my two centavos.
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If I can, I find friends or shops that carry one or the other type of mount Im looking for.. Ive found there are a few that are quite expensive but dont offer a better hold than another.. Just a brand name.

    That being said, the QD one you purchased was the better choice.
    Manufacturing wise, there should be NO reason that top mount (for $245) should cost that much, no way in hell. There are MANY like it for far less.
  4. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    ADM's have been tested many many times and shown to hold zero. Price/value....ADM every time.

    I'd sell that top one and not think twice. ZA-S is right, 200+ is absurd.
  5. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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  6. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Holy Crap! I didn't even look at the price of those... I'd go strictly iron sights before I'd pay that much for that mount. :rolleyes:
    edslhead likes this.