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Posted: 8/28/2002 12:28:56 PM EDT
I have an A3 Upper that I would like to put a 3-9 x 40 scope. It's a 20' HB which I plan to use for shootin critters.

Questions:

1) Should I bother with a mount or should I put the rings directly on the upper receiver?

2) Can anyone recomend some good rings? I probably need high ones so that the front of the scope doesn't hit the handguard.
Link Posted: 8/28/2002 6:55:15 PM EDT
The ARMS #22 High rings are (IMHO) the best rings you can get for an AR. Kinda pricey at around $90 a set, but they WILL remove and replace without losing zero, and when mounted directly on an A3 receiver, they position the scope at the same height as standard iron sights, so no cheekpiece is needed. If you put a scope which has a 1-inch tube in 'em, you'll also need the 1-inch inserts, which will run $30 or so. BUT, that $120 to mount the scope is money VERY well spent, trust me.
Link Posted: 8/28/2002 7:27:30 PM EDT
Thanks for the reply Wizard, do you have the 1 inch inserts in yours? Just curious as to how well they work. Don't want the scope to shake loose.
Link Posted: 8/29/2002 12:05:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2002 1:12:58 PM EDT
Thanks Troy,
U Da Man!!
Link Posted: 8/29/2002 6:53:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2002 6:54:26 PM EDT by Zardoz]
Just got in from work.....
To answer your question about the ARMS 1-inch inserts; they are a VERY close fit to both rings, and scope. After checking out Troy's link, though, I have to say that the Armalite mount looks really impressive. I do like the throw-levers on the ARMS rings enough that I'd spend the extra cash again, but that Armalite mount is nice. I'd say that if you have no need or desire for throw levers, go with them (Armalite).
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