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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 11/7/2018 3:01:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2018 3:06:32 AM EST by BushmasterGuy77]
I don't have one yet, but what mount are you guys using for the Raptor? Currently I have an Aero Precision Extended and I was wondering if I need to bump up to something longer since the Raptor has more eye relief than the regular PA 1-6x. I might get another another Geissele, but I haven't made up my mind yet.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 9:23:55 AM EST
I have an Aero and like it, but prefer American Defense these days. It comes with a little more cost, but i like the qd and overall more solid feeling of the AD. If you wait till black friday could probably find one in the low 100s instead of 150ish
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 9:51:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By everready73:
I have an Aero and like it, but prefer American Defense these days. It comes with a little more cost, but i like the qd and overall more solid feeling of the AD. If you wait till black friday could probably find one in the low 100s instead of 150ish
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Are you using a Raptor and the Aero? Which one? The extended or SPR mount?

I'm leaning towards the SPR length, because that's the length I ran on the 1-4x Viper PST, and the eye relief on that is 4".

Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 10:42:10 AM EST
I was running the Gen 2 1-6 SFP in an Aero SPR (2" offset) but put the Raptor in an ADM Recon (1.93" offset). I would prefer a little more forward offset and wish I had the Recon-X with a 3" offset. What I'd REALLY like is a Recon-H-X which doesn't exist but the -H has a 1.93 scope height rather than the 1.47 of the Recon/-X.

I went to the ADM over the Aero because it's not that much heavier unless you're going for a true ultralight build, it has QD functionality, the flat spot allows using the Arisaka scope leveler, and the scope doesn't rotate when you tighten the rings.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 12:16:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2018 12:34:36 PM EST by subroc]
Originally Posted By BushmasterGuy77:
I don't have one yet, but what mount are you guys using for the Raptor? Currently I have an Aero Precision Extended and I was wondering if I need to bump up to something longer since the Raptor has more eye relief than the regular PA 1-6x. I might get another another Geissele, but I haven't made up my mind yet.
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I have a AD QD mount. I am still up in the air about it. The mount is a great mount and I would recommend it without reservation. that said, I shoot my ARs with a nose on charging handle and set things up accordingly. With that mount and mounted on the upper receiver, I can't shoot that way, I have to hit nose to charging handle and back off a bit. Some time lag. I can mount it with the forward cross bolt on the handguard and the rear cross bolt on the upper receiver and that works OK. I am less that comfortable with it. I have gone back and forth a couple times.

edit, BTW the mount I have is American Defense AD-RECON STD Riflescope Optic Mount (Black, 30 mm). I am thinking of changing it to a recon-x. I actually have one in a shopping cart.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 6:21:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 7:05:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PA_Mike:
Just gave my answer in this thread.

TLDR: ADM 1.93" super tall

You need as much forward offset as you can get. Here I am shooting mine, look where the scope is positioned and my nose is nowhere near the charging handle. It really is a full 4" of eye relief.
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Mike, maybe you guys can collaborate with ADM to make that Recon-H-X I'm dreaming of. 1.93" height, 3" offset, oversized latches. I'll be your beta tester! Hell, I'll be your first pre-order at full price if you made it happen
Link Posted: 11/8/2018 1:52:47 AM EST
Thanks for your help everyone. It looks like I'm going to need an SPR length optic mount.

PA_Mike I don't judge, because I too, enjoy good barbecue.
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