I have a 50mm scope for my flat top upper. I was looking at a 1 piece Larue mount. What height rings or mount will I need to accomadate the 50mm optic? Any suggestions on mounts other than the Larue? Thanks much
I have a 50mm on an RRA mount with no problems. The RRA is not a quick detach mount though.
On an AR, the issue isn't so much clearing the bell as it is getting the scope to about the same centerline height as the iron sights, which are 1.4" above the rail. Most scopes will clear the handguards easily when mounted at the typical AR heights. 1.4-1.6" centerline heights are popular, and it's hard to go wrong with the LaRue mounts if they're in your budget.
Most people want some forward offset as well, depending on the scope's eye relief and your shooting style.
Here's the Big List of AR15 one-piece mounts, including sections on rings and extended rails:
Big List of AR15 One-Piece Mounts
+1 on the Larue LT-104 I have this mount with a Leupold VX3, 30mm tube scope on my flat top Colt 6700C. I have owned alot of mounts, and the Larue is byfar the best damn mount that I have ever owned, as far as fit, finish, warranty and customer service. You are going to pay more for it, but you will only have to buy it once if you by the Larue mount.
Just My .02 worth
If your scope is a 30mm tube, I would look at Burris XTR rings. Built like a tank and can be found for around 30.00. Go with the x-high 1" model on flat top AR.
Thanks guys. I think it's either the larue or the new Burris mount. We'll see how the 'ol wallet holds out.