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Posted: 9/19/2004 5:43:52 PM EDT
Hi guys, Can you please post pictures of AR carbines or M4's with the Optics (Aimpoint, EO-tech, reflex etc.)
mounted via a cantileverd rail on the A2 handle. What mount is needed to co-witness with iron sights? and in terms of appearance, won't the handguard area look "cluttered"? I have an A2 upper and i am planning to mount an optical sight.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:48:58 PM EDT
There is no way that an optic mounted on the carry handle with a cantlever will be able to cowitness. You would need one mount to make the rails on the top of the carry handle, and then the optic in a cantlever. It would put the scope a good 6-8 inches about the plane of the barrel.

What I think you are talking about is a scout mount that connects to the carry handle but puts the scope out over the handguards. I have yet to see one that allowed co-witnessing.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:49:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 5:50:26 PM EDT by mjohn3006]
Yea. What PSYWAR1-0 said. Go flat top.

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:50:25 PM EDT
I think he meant gooseneck mount.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:00:22 PM EDT
I didn't care for the gooseneck mount and decided on forearm rails instead. It cowitnesses perfectly.


Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:11:13 PM EDT
The rifle on the left has an Aimpoint Gooseneck and Railgrabber (QRP). This is military issue for the A2 and cowitnesses perfectly.

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:19:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 6:24:17 PM EDT by bear3351]
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:25:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:27:08 PM EDT
Here's an Olympic PCR-9 with a Busnell holosight on a PRI mount:

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:38:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PSYWAR1-0:
There is no way that an optic mounted on the carry handle with a cantlever will be able to cowitness. You would need one mount to make the rails on the top of the carry handle, and then the optic in a cantlever. It would put the scope a good 6-8 inches about the plane of the barrel.

What I think you are talking about is a scout mount that connects to the carry handle but puts the scope out over the handguards. I have yet to see one that allowed co-witnessing.









Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:33:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:29:57 AM EDT
I had a cantilever style mount (and Aimpoint clone)on my M4gery when I had the A2 upper. I had a YHM 4-rail fft which is where I mounted it, and it cowitnessed in the lower portion of the scope...Same concept as the gooseneck, just a bit lower.

I opted against it on my SIR bi-level as the standard mount co witnesses perfectly on the lower portion...



Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:48:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 4:54:23 AM EDT by mongo001]
Go with a flattop. You won't regret it. A receiver swap is pretty easy to do.

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:58:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Archangel6:

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I opted against it on my SIR bi-level as the standard mount co witnesses perfectly on the lower portion...




Archangel6, is that a 58MOD?

Rich
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