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Old 10-28-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default I asked Bushmaster now I'll ask the experts

This is the query I sent BM
I recently purchased a XM15-E2S M4/A3 and I want to mount a scope on the A3 type removable handle, I am looking on your website at the "A.R.M.S. #2 scope mount" that is part number 5855-01-299-777 will this fit my A3 type removable handle? I'm asking because I read on another website that it "will not" fit A3 but does fit A2 and A1 non removable handles

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Old 10-28-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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No it will not. Different width.
I dont know that you would want to do that anyway. You would have two parts between the scope and the rifle that are removable/adjustable, you would have a very difficult time maintaining zero doing that. If you put on and remove frequently. If you dont remove it very much or at all, you may as well mount the scope directly to the flat top.

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An AR15 does not weigh that much. I would ditch the carry handle, mount the scope on the flat top as Gus suggested and get a sling to carry the rifle with.

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I dont know that you would want to do that anyway. .
There's my first mistake everytime I go to thinking.. no really I thought I would mount like a 1X red dot type scope to the handle and then get the quick mount A.R.M.S. #5 multibase and mount a regular type scope on it so when I wanted 1x I'd have it mount on the handle and when I go varmint hunting I'd simply pull off the handle with the scope on it and then mount the other scope that has been mounted on the A.R.M.S. #5 multibase it is a quick mount with easy zeroing. But it sound like I might need to rethink this. Thanks for the rapid response.
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Well why didn't you say so? I was thinking maybe the AR weighed too much. LOL.

You could always get a 3-4x magnifier on a flip to side mount. Remove the handle, mount the red-dot and magnifier on the receiver. No messing and fussing with removing/installing parts and less likely to lose your zero.

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Well why didn't you say so? I was thinking maybe the AR weighed too much. LOL.

You could always get a 3-4x magnifier on a flip to side mount. Remove the handle, mount the red-dot and magnifier on the receiver. No messing and fussing with removing/installing parts and less likely to lose your zero.
Yeah I am new to the AR world... but thats why I joined this forum I did a quick Google on "flip to side mount" found several possibilities... but I tell'ya they're sure proud of them Thanks
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Dog is correct, that would be the way to go.

Dont forget also, if you mount anything on that handle it is going to be pretty high up and that is difficult to keep your head in position especially with a collapsable stock. Such set ups are for fixed stock, fixed handle rifles where you can put cheek risers on to compensate for the height of the optic.

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