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Posted: 9/15/2009 10:09:09 AM EST
Steyr AUG A3: Which Larue Mount for Aimpoint Micro T1?

I just purchased a Steyr AUG A3 and want to get a Aimpoint Micro T1 for it. Which Larue Mount should I purchase (LT 660, LT660HK or LT 661)?

http://www.laruetactical.com/pics/LT66XMount/T1_Profiles_copy.jpg

Thank you...



Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:35:32 AM EST
Might be faster to contact Larue direct.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:36:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 10:37:28 AM EST by sgtlmj]
The high or medium mounts will work fine. The low will be too low. The high is set up for lower 1/3 co-witness, and the medium is for the HK416 and is a bit lower.

Another option is the GGG mount. It has flip up caps, but I flipped mine around to keep the lever on the right. It's an absolute co-witness mount and comes in between the high and medium LaRue. I think it looks much sexier than the blocky LaRue mounts.

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:44:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By sgtlmj:
The high or medium mounts will work fine. The low will be too low. The high is set up for lower 1/3 co-witness, and the medium is for the HK416 and is a bit lower.

Another option is the GGG mount. It has flip up caps, but I flipped mine around to keep the lever on the right. It's an absolute co-witness mount and comes in between the high and medium LaRue. I think it looks much sexier than the blocky LaRue mounts.

http://gallery.me.com/sgtlmj/100169/IMG_2222/web.jpg?ver=12526268400001



Wow that looks great!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 12:27:31 PM EST
The mid size one works best. It is the one that the y use for the HK416. The low mount is so low that it is unusable on the A3.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 1:23:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By sgtlmj:
The high or medium mounts will work fine. The low will be too low. The high is set up for lower 1/3 co-witness, and the medium is for the HK416 and is a bit lower.

Another option is the GGG mount. It has flip up caps, but I flipped mine around to keep the lever on the right. It's an absolute co-witness mount and comes in between the high and medium LaRue. I think it looks much sexier than the blocky LaRue mounts.

http://gallery.me.com/sgtlmj/100169/IMG_2222/web.jpg?ver=12526268400001


Why do you have your rear sling point on that side?
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 3:22:40 PM EST
I just ordered one with the HK height mount. I'll let you know how it is. Personally I don't like the lower 1/3 co-witness. I hope the HK mount gets me close to where the BUIS is near center.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 6:54:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Afterwork_Ninja:
Originally Posted By sgtlmj:
The high or medium mounts will work fine. The low will be too low. The high is set up for lower 1/3 co-witness, and the medium is for the HK416 and is a bit lower.

Another option is the GGG mount. It has flip up caps, but I flipped mine around to keep the lever on the right. It's an absolute co-witness mount and comes in between the high and medium LaRue. I think it looks much sexier than the blocky LaRue mounts.

http://gallery.me.com/sgtlmj/100169/IMG_2222/web.jpg?ver=12526268400001


Why do you have your rear sling point on that side?


Holds it tighter to the body when I let it hang and/or when transitioning to handgun. Also makes it easier to swap to off-hand for left-sided barricade shooting.

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 6:58:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 7:00:47 PM EST by sgtlmj]
Originally Posted By Kahrbarian:
I just ordered one with the HK height mount. I'll let you know how it is. Personally I don't like the lower 1/3 co-witness. I hope the HK mount gets me close to where the BUIS is near center.



The 660HK is a little below centerline. If your BUIS is truly a back-up, it's no big deal though. The GGG and a couple others are absolute co-witness.

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:21:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 9:22:20 PM EST by 02Rips]
Looking at the image that you posted. It appears to me that the LT660HK would be the way to go. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Also, please excuse the noobie question. But, what do you mean by "co-witness"?

Thank you and I look forward to your reply.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:23:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By Hokie:
Might be faster to contact Larue direct.


Hokie, I called Larue and they didn't know.

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:26:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By 02Rips:
Looking at the image that you posted. It appears to me that the LT660HK would be the way to go. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Also, please excuse the noobie question. But, what do you mean by "co-witness"?

Thank you and I look forward to your reply.


"Co witness" means your optic is mounted on the same plane as your iron sights

1/3rd cowitness means the irons appear in the lower 1/3rd of your optics sight picture

and true cowitness means the irons appear in the middle of your optics sight picture
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:16:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By sgtlmj:
Originally Posted By Kahrbarian:
I just ordered one with the HK height mount. I'll let you know how it is. Personally I don't like the lower 1/3 co-witness. I hope the HK mount gets me close to where the BUIS is near center.



The 660HK is a little below centerline. If your BUIS is truly a back-up, it's no big deal though. The GGG and a couple others are absolute co-witness.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/mfingar/LaRue_Tactical/T-1SightPicture.jpg


My BUIS will be a true backup so I'm not worried about an absolute center with the T-1, just close enough to where I have a clear view of both front and rear of the BUIS through the glass.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:50:07 AM EST
You could also check out theTitan Defense BUIS set made by Troy Industries that are the correct height for the HK416 upper and would probably work better using the HK mount for your Micro.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:18:50 PM EST
I got my T-1 on the LaRue HK mount and I like it. Mounted on my E4 rail it gives me a very nice cheek weld, and with my Troy BUIS the irons are slightly above center but are very clear through the glass without any interference from the tube. I'm glad I went with the HK height over the lower 1/3 co-witness where the lower portiion of the tube cuts into the BUIS sight picture.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:54:45 AM EST

Kahrbarian, thank you for the info. Based on your post I am going to order a LT660HK from Larue on Monday.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:58:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By Onslaught:
You could also check out theTitan Defense BUIS set made by Troy Industries that are the correct height for the HK416 upper and would probably work better using the HK mount for your Micro.


Onslaught, you said that the Titan Defense BUIS would probably work better using the HK mount w/ a Micro. Can you or anyone else 100% confirm this?

Thank you...

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:48:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By 02Rips:

Kahrbarian, thank you for the info. Based on your post I am going to order a LT660HK from Larue on Monday.



Glad I could help. Great thing with LaRue is if you are not 100% satisfied with their product you can send it back for refund or exchange.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:55:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By 02Rips:
Originally Posted By Onslaught:
You could also check out theTitan Defense BUIS set made by Troy Industries that are the correct height for the HK416 upper and would probably work better using the HK mount for your Micro.


Onslaught, you said that the Titan Defense BUIS would probably work better using the HK mount w/ a Micro. Can you or anyone else 100% confirm this?

Thank you...



Well, the sights are designed specifically to be "HK" height, so if you're using an HK height mount for your T1, you'll get your irons lower in the Aimpoint window.
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