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Posted: 7/4/2003 1:42:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2003 1:43:38 PM EDT by dogguy]
My ARMS 19 can be moved slightly on my flattop carbine with both levers engaged. Is this normal? I am thinking about putting the ACOG on a carry handle. Could anybody comment on carry handle mounting an ACOG vs. the method I am using? I want to use the ACOG to it's fullest potential including the possibility of CQB. Thanks, dg.
Link Posted: 7/4/2003 10:36:19 PM EDT
Is the mount moving around, or does the scope move? There shouldn't be any movement. You can put it on a carry handle, but some people find that's too high up. Give it a try, if you're comfortable like that, then go for it.
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 5:44:03 AM EDT
Sorry I wasn't a little more clear- the mount slides probably less than a 16th of an inch on the rifle, it takes "quite a bit" of pressure to move it. I'm mostly afraid I won't get a consistant cheek weld and accuracy will suffer. Also worry about mounting the optic that much higher over the bore and its effect on holdover at close range. I am a bit of a worrier..... dg
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 6:12:28 AM EDT
I have mine carry handle mounted, and it works really well there. In my case the height is ideal. The detachable handle re-zeros the sight every time, and makes transport and cleaning a snap as I just detach the handle. YMMV. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=6821[/img] [8d]
Link Posted: 7/5/2003 6:36:36 PM EDT
Very normal and correct. When attaching any mount to any weapon your supposed to move the mount foward prior to securing. Reason is that al optic mounts want to go foward when the rifle recoils. The cross notches on the receiver are larger than the cross bars in the military issue mounts so that the dirt, mud, etc. in field use don't interfere with the mount being properly installed. There are also hundreds of thousands of various world wide military issue optics mounted in carry handles to include ACOGS, that also work just fine and are not too high for magnifird optic aplications. Good shoiotin, Jack
Link Posted: 7/6/2003 8:32:22 AM EDT
Thanks, guys, that all helps. Jack- That makes sense, I did not know that there was a correct method to put the ARMS #19 on the rifle. It makes sense now. I'm going to try both mounting methods and see which one I prefer. dg.
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