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Posted: 5/7/2004 7:06:46 AM EST
so what's up with the overpriced mounting options to get your new $300 scope to co-locate with your iron sights? Am I missing something, or could I just get a .5" riser block($14) from Bushmaster and a shim pack($9) for the ring and be all set? I know, i've spent this much, why not just throw another hundy in for the QRP? well, cause i'd rather buy ammo. Is all the mounting issues here just based on the "coolness factor" of having one of the military mounts? There has to be a better mounting solution. and yes, i've looked at all available models. also, why do they all have to have shim packs for the mounts? why won't they just make them the correct height? thanks for any response.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 7:48:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 8:37:35 AM EST
Howdy, I purchased my Aimpoint Comp at a local gun shop this past monday.
The only mount they had on hand was a B-square, for $54 buxs.
It was almost full length of my flat top rail, so I shorten it,removed 2/3.
It co witness beautifully,also it is a solid mount,also have enough B-square left to mount another Aimpoint.



TG
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 9:00:42 AM EST
Maybe Deuce17 can buy your other half, problem solved!
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 10:08:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 10:17:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 11:03:06 AM EST
Dont knock it"....untill you tried it.

No one would have never known,unless I told them.

Important thing is....It Works.

TG

Link Posted: 5/7/2004 12:47:23 PM EST
Well, you 've already committed a sacrilage by getting the Comp C instead of the M2, or ML2, so go ahead and commit another one by not spending $120 on the mount lol. JUST KIDDING...I committed the same sin, but I *did* pony up the $$ for the ARMS, simply because it's rock solid, and I have a scope that goes on that rifle...so nothing could be simpler than throwing a couple of levers and swapping one for the other. IF you DO get any ARMS product, you won't be sorry. They are expensive, but they're all the quality you could hope for.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 1:34:10 PM EST
Im looking to up grade mount, just had to make do with what was on hand.
Im also considering purchasing a Ras, might not need any other mount?


TG
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 4:35:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By deuce17:
so what's up with the overpriced mounting options to get your new $300 scope to co-locate with your iron sights? Am I missing something, or could I just get a .5" riser block($14) from Bushmaster and a shim pack($9) for the ring and be all set? I know, i've spent this much, why not just throw another hundy in for the QRP? well, cause i'd rather buy ammo. Is all the mounting issues here just based on the "coolness factor" of having one of the military mounts? There has to be a better mounting solution. and yes, i've looked at all available models. also, why do they all have to have shim packs for the mounts? why won't they just make them the correct height? thanks for any response.




You can find a QRP in the EE for 50 bucks I find them all the time. The reason for the spacers is if you mount to a A3 rail you want the front site located at the bottom of the site window, if you use a arms 38 or other riser you can remove the spacer and keep the same site height/same picture. You can use cheap mounts but they do not provide you with a clear FOV as the FST is located dead center instead of at the bottom of your opening. Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:37:09 AM EST
Boom, thanks for the info. the clear fov is a novel idea(necessity) in some situations. makes a lot of sense. i read another one of your posts requarding mounting the aimpoint as a lefty would to clear up your fov on the right side. excellent idea. and Fenian, you've got me so guilt striken, i'll be returning the CompC and ordring a ML2 this week. so, in conclusion, i'll be sending a bunch of stuff back that i've purchased to try and skimp on price when in reality it costs the same to do things right the first time. now i've spent money on shipping and handeling that i could have used on ammo. (big lesson learned.) ML2 and a QRP. get it right the first time.
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