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 LaRue Tactical SPR / M4 Scope Mount QD LT-104?
armedruby  [Member]
2/18/2010 7:42:35 PM
I'm in the process of building a 6.8 for hunting purposes (mainly). I'll be adding a 3X9X40 Leupold or Nikon scope. Nothing real special in the scope department, typical hunting scope good out to 300 yds or so. I've never installed a scope on an AR platform and was thinking I'd just slap some weaver style mounts on it. What I'm seeing in pics on this forum and another 68 forum is that most folks with scopes have a LaRue (or something like it) on their AR's when mounting scopes.

My questions are - what's the benefits of the LaRue? What makes them worth the $200? If I were to go with weaver style mounts, are low, medium or high mounts recommended on AR flattops?

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newBMowner  [Member]
2/18/2010 7:53:12 PM
Larue mounts are indeed awesome, but if you plan on using the rifle with that scope all the time (and not switching to iron sights or another scope etc), there is no need to spend that much cash on a quick detach type setup like a Larue. You could save a lot of money and get a quality set of fixed scope rings, and spend the rest of the money on more ammo...or whatever else you are wanting to put on the rifle.
GarrettJ  [Team Member]
2/18/2010 8:14:25 PM
Originally Posted By armedruby:
My questions are - what's the benefits of the LaRue? What makes them worth the $200? If I were to go with weaver style mounts, are low, medium or high mounts recommended on AR flattops?


You will want high mounts if you go that way. Look at where the rear sight is situated above the receiver. You will want a scope to be about that same height. (It is nearly impossible for a person without sunken cheekbones to get any kind of sight picture on an AR15 with low scope rings. )

For a good scope mount that doesn't break the bank, I've had good luck with the Burris P.E.P.R..

phlegm  [Team Member]
2/19/2010 12:56:12 PM
LaRue makes one-piece quick detaching mount that guarantee repeatability when removing and replacing them.

If you aren't going to switch optics, you can get something like...

the Burris PEPR ($70ish) http://swfa.com/Burris-AR-PEPR-1-Scope-Mount-P12624.aspx

extra-high rings (Burris has some for $45ish) http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=810257

regular high rings with a 1/2" riser under them http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=529396
armedruby  [Member]
2/19/2010 10:34:49 PM
Good options. Thanks for the input!
abtex1  [Team Member]
2/20/2010 11:09:09 AM
Here is my 6.8 build. RRA 6.8 mid length upper, Noveske N4 lower, LaRue 10" handguard, Harris bipod on LaRue mount, SWFA SS 3-9x42 scope on LaRue LT-104 mount, Magpul CTR stock.

The LaRue scope mount is awesome...its rock solid and holds zero perfectly, best stuff $$ can buy. This rifle is a f*ckin tack driver.


armedruby  [Member]
2/21/2010 5:06:51 PM
Nice looking rifle! Hope mine turns out looking and shooting like yours!
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