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Posted: 10/9/2018 6:36:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2018 6:36:44 PM EDT by Zog117]
I'm looking for a scope mount for a Kahles K16i 1-6x scope and was looking for some input. My requirements are as follows (in order of precedence):

- Extremely Durable (Worthy to be put on a work rifle)
- Light Weight
- Affordable (I'm willing to pay for quality, but who doesn't want to save a few bucks right? lol)
- QD is not required. Once mounted; that's it. It's living on that rifle.

Given the requirements, I think of the Geissele Super Precision Mounts. Having said that, Larue and ADM mounts can be found for pretty cheap on the EE. Larue non-QD options, new aren't too expensive either. Scalarworks 30mm mounts look pretty cool, but cost $400 and I'm not sure how durable they are.

Just wanted to see what you guys think and if anyone had some input. Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/9/2018 6:48:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/9/2018 6:56:36 PM EDT
Geissele
Link Posted: 10/9/2018 7:06:50 PM EDT
Warne is pretty good for around $100.
Link Posted: 10/9/2018 7:13:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By reelserious:
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This was my thoughts as well. Get Jon's scope caps as well. Having said that there is a fair amount of quality choices.

http://www.aadmount.com/
Link Posted: 10/9/2018 8:51:43 PM EDT
Since you dont need QD id be looking at Warne or maybe one of the Seekins mounts to try to shave some weight off.
Link Posted: 10/9/2018 8:54:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2018 8:56:25 PM EDT by dcf1981]
Geissele, wait for a sale and you can find them for around $240-260. There’s a 1.93” in the EE now for $225.
Otherwise, I’d look at Badger. Their Recon Unimount would work really well if you don’t need/want a 1.93” or 2.04” mount.
Link Posted: 10/9/2018 10:12:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2018 10:16:44 PM EDT by Sanlanman]
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Originally Posted By dcf1981:
Geissele, wait for a sale and you can find them for around $240-260. There’s a 1.93” in the EE now for $225.
Otherwise, I’d look at Badger. Their Recon Unimount would work really well if you don’t need/want a 1.93” or 2.04” mount.
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Aw helle naw.
For less money you can buy Badger Ordnance Rings. Badger has been making essentially bullet proof rings since well before Geissele jumped in. Lot less money than the big G and essentially the same quality.

ETA: Badger is what is on my M14/ M21 type rifle. Rock solid, no shift. Jon Wolfe, a well known M14 gunsmith uses them on most of his scoped builds. $169.99 all day long at Brownells, but can be had for less if you shop around.
Link Posted: 10/10/2018 8:50:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By drewthebrave:
Warne is pretty good for around $100.
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X2 for the Warne mount. They are unbelievably rugged. There are probably other mounts that are lighter but the Warne Skel mounts are as rock solid as you can find.
Link Posted: 10/10/2018 9:04:51 AM EDT
Here we go again

It's kind of like a Grendel vs 6.8 thread
Link Posted: 10/10/2018 9:17:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Sanlanman:
Aw helle naw.
For less money you can buy Badger Ordnance Rings. Badger has been making essentially bullet proof rings since well before Geissele jumped in. Lot less money than the big G and essentially the same quality.

ETA: Badger is what is on my M14/ M21 type rifle. Rock solid, no shift. Jon Wolfe, a well known M14 gunsmith uses them on most of his scoped builds. $169.99 all day long at Brownells, but can be had for less if you shop around.
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Originally Posted By Sanlanman:
Originally Posted By dcf1981:
Geissele, wait for a sale and you can find them for around $240-260. There’s a 1.93” in the EE now for $225.
Otherwise, I’d look at Badger. Their Recon Unimount would work really well if you don’t need/want a 1.93” or 2.04” mount.
Aw helle naw.
For less money you can buy Badger Ordnance Rings. Badger has been making essentially bullet proof rings since well before Geissele jumped in. Lot less money than the big G and essentially the same quality.

ETA: Badger is what is on my M14/ M21 type rifle. Rock solid, no shift. Jon Wolfe, a well known M14 gunsmith uses them on most of his scoped builds. $169.99 all day long at Brownells, but can be had for less if you shop around.
I really like my Badger one piece mounts.
Link Posted: 10/10/2018 9:47:41 AM EDT
Warne X-skel is a solid choice. You want the extended eye relief.

I am sure the Geissele is a great mount, but holy $.
Link Posted: 10/10/2018 10:16:38 AM EDT
LaRue has an introductory price on their new mount (click adjustments as opposed to needing a wrench). $140 through Christmas. I know you said you don't need QD but $140 for a brand new LaRue mount is hard to beat.

https://www.larue.com/products/lt204/
Link Posted: 10/10/2018 10:22:21 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By deftnleft:
LaRue has an introductory price on their new mount (click adjustments as opposed to needing a wrench). $140 through Christmas. I know you said you don't need QD but $140 for a brand new LaRue mount is hard to beat.

https://www.larue.com/products/lt204/
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I would probably go this route as I've been happy with my Larue mounts and the price is pretty good right now.

All the major companies make good mounts. The only ones I don't use anymore are Bobro.

G's are very pretty, nicely machined and a great option if you don't mind dropping the cash. The NF Unimounts and Badger mounts are cheaper and provide the same functionality.
Link Posted: 10/10/2018 10:27:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2018 10:33:43 AM EDT by DodgeDakota]
My current list and what I personally spend my money on.

If you're on a budget:
- Warne if you want a bit more robust
- Aero Precision if you want a bit less weight

If you want the best and don't wipe your ass with cash:
- Nightforce
- JP
- Badger
- AAD
- Seekins
- Vortex branded Seekins
- IOR
- Larue
- ADM

If you want the best and wipe your ass with cash:
- Geissele
- Sphur
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