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Posted: 9/19/2004 6:05:11 PM EST
i'm confused about rings (first ar, so humor me a little)...

i thought the flat top uppers didn't need a base to mount rings? but, i keep reading in this forum about needing a base... why can't i just put a set of warnes straight onto my upper?

i'm confused... i'm waiting on my a-3 upper to arrive from model 1, and i have everything ready, except mounts... so, can i just put a set of warnes on the upper, and slide the leupold in and go shooting, or is there more to it?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:55:12 AM EST
I'm pretty sure you don't need a base at all. The upper should accept a standard Weaver ring, no problem.

Some people like to use a base to (1) raise the scope up higher since most standard rings place the scope too low for comfortable use, and (2) move the scope forward for more eye relief.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 9:34:00 AM EST
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