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Posted: 5/24/2005 12:50:11 PM EDT
I am considering mounting a traditional long range scope on a flat-top AR and was womndering if there was an adaptor that would allow the use of Leupold or Burris dual dovetail scope rings set-up?
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:14:25 AM EDT
I don't know of any double dovetail bases that work on anything but bolt guns with conventional round receivers.

Be sure to consider eye relief as well as height - the Picatinny rail on a flat-top may not let you mount the scope far enough forward for a comfortable position, especially in prone. I use an extended riser (1/2" high) made by Accuracy Speaks (available direct or from Brownell's) combined with standard-height rings. There's now a similar one available from Compass Lake Engineering. This gives me an extra 4" of rail and lets me mount a Leupold 6.5-20x50 LRT (a rather long scope) and gives me the option for an extra 15' of built-in elevation for long range work. I'm using Burris Signature Zee rings - they are inexpensive and work well, even though they don't have the macho look many seem to like. They use a floating plastic bushing to minimize stress on the scope tube and simplify installation, and offset bushings are available. Bushings with a 0.010" offset are included with 30 mm rings, and 0.010", 0.020" and 0.030" bushings can be purchased for 1" rings. They're inexpensive and work very well. I use them on my spacegun to mount a VX-III 6.5-20x50 LRT and have never had a problem with them.

Also remember that your windage range is restricted when you are at maximum or minimum internal elevation. You can't apply maximum elevation and windage simultaneously due to the round scope tube. You won't need large amounts of windage at 100 yards, but you could need 20+ minutes at 1000 on a windy day. There are minor optical distortions that may be more apparent off center, but the biggest reason to stay on center at long range is to have adequate windage adjustment available.
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