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MNorby  [Member]
2/12/2008 8:36:00 PM
just got a leopold scope to put on my AR. It has ARMS mounts but are way too low, can just barely get it on the gun. Need something to raise it up some. I have a larue 12 FF rail on it now. Whats the best setup to go with to mount this?
picture:

still waiting for a UBR stock....
JoshAR  [Team Member]
2/12/2008 8:41:43 PM
Get ARMS mounts that are med or high.
cckw  [Team Member]
2/12/2008 8:49:21 PM
Well since you are bridging to the hand guard, iwould put a riser on it to get the height and be less likely to twist the scope. Also check out the Armalite scope mounts. Thay are a ton cheaper then LaRue and rock solid.
0612Devil  [Team Member]
2/12/2008 9:01:53 PM
I'd go with a Larue SPR mount or High ARMS Rings.
aIIan  [Team Member]
2/12/2008 9:09:26 PM
LaRue SPR-e will do just fine.

eta, made it hot.
MNorby  [Member]
2/12/2008 9:21:43 PM
like ARMS 22H model? Its 30mm right?
0612Devil  [Team Member]
2/12/2008 9:52:28 PM

Originally Posted By MNorby:
like ARMS 22H model? Its 30mm right?



correct, make sure it says 30mm as I believe they are available in 1 inch.

eta: also, remember not to bridge the gap between the upper receiver rails and the handguards. Keep your rings on the receiver.
MNorby  [Member]
2/12/2008 9:58:02 PM

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:

Originally Posted By MNorby:
like ARMS 22H model? Its 30mm right?



correct, make sure it says 30mm as I believe they are available in 1 inch.

eta: also, remember not to bridge the gap between the upper receiver rails and the handguards. Keep your rings on the receiver.


thanks, yeah just got the scope and that how the rings were possitioned, It can fit on the receiver ok but am afraid might be a tad close
MNorby  [Member]
2/12/2008 10:29:09 PM
ok so think I will go with the larue SBR. without having one to try which would be best do you think, the SBR or SBR-E?
SC-Texas  [Team Member]
2/12/2008 11:01:47 PM
I have to say that Larue sent me a SPR mount and it is a work of art.
Forest  [Moderator]
2/12/2008 11:44:54 PM

Originally Posted By MNorby:
just got a leopold scope to put on my AR. It has ARMS mounts but are way too low, can just barely get it on the gun. Need something to raise it up some. I have a larue 12 FF rail on it now. Whats the best setup to go with to mount this?
picture:
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still waiting for a UBR stock....

Best? Hands down the LaRue SPR mount. It's not even close. Junk the ARMS and go with LaRue.


When LaRue is an option - LaRue is the solution.
Forest  [Moderator]
2/13/2008 12:32:47 AM

Originally Posted By MNorby:
ok so think I will go with the larue SBR. without having one to try which would be best do you think, the SBR or SBR-E?


Base on your photo, I'd say the SPR-E.
maxicon  [Team Member]
2/13/2008 6:10:27 PM
Yep, if you need the eyepiece that far ahead of the charging handle, the SPR-E is the best bet. You can always mount it further back, if you want, but the SPR runs out of room sooner moving it forward.
randy223  [Team Member]
2/13/2008 6:15:25 PM
The Larue is what you seek
Derag2  [Member]
2/13/2008 10:20:59 PM
they are proud of that stuff....... Id just be buyin different rings or a risers...... 200 bucks for a set of rings in a bit much.....
Forest  [Team Member]
2/14/2008 10:31:15 AM

Originally Posted By Derag2:
they are proud of that stuff....... Id just be buyin different rings or a risers...... 200 bucks for a set of rings in a bit much.....


It's not a 'Set of rings' It's an integrated mount.

The mount is built to precise tolorances. There is no need to lap the rings on the SPR.

The mount also has absolute return to zero if you need to remove the optic.

I've tried lesser (cheaper) mounts and rings and nothing compares. I spent hundreds of dollars on my scope, it deserves a mounting setup that will do the optic (and the rifle) justice.
NVBGear  [Dealer]
2/14/2008 11:20:42 AM
If you want to go slightly less expensive the Armalite mount is rock solid, but it is not a QD setup and does not return to zero for crap. Both Larue and ADM make mounts that are QD and do return to zero, but you pay about twice as much for that.

Look at what you are going to be using the rifle for. Is it going to be a long range varmint/target shooter? Then the Armalite would be the best bang for the buck. If you are looking to use it for that use and as a HD gun, then look to one of the QD units.

murderman  [Team Member]
2/14/2008 12:11:22 PM
The LT-SPR is quite nice; I have two, and like them alot. Since you are not exactly starting from scratch, and it sounds like you are trying to keep the cost down, another option to consider would be a cantilevered riser. They are quite inexpensive.

That would solve both of your problems...objective vertical clearance, and bridging the gap between the upper and the forearm. I suspect that when you finish assembling the weapon that you will find the optic does not need to be quite so far forward as you currently have it to achieve the proper eye relief.
MNorby  [Member]
2/14/2008 6:13:14 PM
right about scope position, till I can find what stock I want, which I am pretty sure I am holding out for a UBR then I will know for sure where scope needs to sit. I am ordering a RPS right now actually. That was my other question but sounds like might be answered already, If i want to take scope off and put an eotech on and trade back and forth with QD mounts will it be exactly accurate again?
FiveseveNDoubletaP  [Member]
2/14/2008 7:32:20 PM
LaRue
Forest  [Team Member]
2/14/2008 9:33:30 PM

Originally Posted By MNorby:
..If i want to take scope off and put an eotech on and trade back and forth with QD mounts will it be exactly accurate again?

It will be if you use LaRue mounts.
MNorby  [Member]
2/23/2008 12:15:26 PM
got paint off and a larue mount, thanks for the help everyone
TehLlama42  [Member]
2/23/2008 12:19:55 PM
LaRue SPR or American Defense Recon mount (also comes in extended flavor). Same price, LaRue is great stuff. I went with the AD.