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Old 12-11-2011, 06:57 PM   #11
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Ill definetly check them out. But if i just bought rings that raise the scope up would that work too?
Jon, it looks like you are using "low" rings. They come in a variety of heights including medium, high and extra high. If you don't need the high or extra high to clear back-up irons maybe a set of good mediums might be just the ticket to get your scope up off your gun.

The big advantage of the one-piece AR scope mounts is that they can be dismounted and mounted easily without losing zero. That can happen with quick-dismount rings too I guess, but to a lesser degree I would think.
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Thanks for the Joe Bob link. I too am looking to mount a scope on my AR. Now..... what scope to buy?
That's a hard question to answer. What range are you going to be shooting most often and what budget do you have? Some scopes go up to $2,500 and beyond just for the scope alone. I'm not sure the average shooter needs anything like that though IMO.

I saw a Nikon Prostaff 2-7X32 today at amazon for $139 with free shipping. That's a good solid scope without going crazy on the price. I like the scopes that have low maginification for most shooting inside 100 yards, but also have some extra magnification for the longer shots. I find that I use 4 to 6 power most often.

The scopes that go to 16 & 24 power are for things like hunting coyotes and stuff at very long ranges. They're kind of big on an AR for my liking.
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Thanks for all the help. I just got back from shooting and everytime i shot it threw my zero off a bit i think ill go with the high rings and get the irons that fold down

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best buy in a mount and get the cantilever version
Rock River Arms: RRA Hi-Rise Scope Mounts and Rings
http://www.natchezss.com/category.cfm?category=405 see if you find a scope here many are remanufactured but look new abd have full warrenty.

Joe bob??? There price is higher than direct from RRA. Thats just crasy.

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Best buy in an AR scope mount is from Larue Tactical. They're expensive but the best available.

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best buy in a mount and get the cantilever version
Rock River Arms: RRA Hi-Rise Scope Mounts and Rings
Scopes - Natchez Shooters Supplies see if you find a scope here many are remanufactured but look new abd have full warrenty.

Joe bob??? There price is higher than direct from RRA. Thats just crasy.
Better look again, the 1" cantilever mount we were talking about goes for $60 at the Rock River site where Joe Bob's goes for $55.95.................not so crazy!!!
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Better look again, the 1" cantilever mount we were talking about goes for $60 at the Rock River site where Joe Bob's goes for $55.95.................not so crazy!!!
joe bob shipping 6.75$ to wisconsin, rra shipping free over 25$.

shipping costs are often overlooked which is why some things appear cheaper than others
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joe bob shipping 6.75$ to wisconsin, rra shipping free over 25$.

shipping costs are often overlooked which is why some things appear cheaper than others
Jon, I bought mine with my MBUS sights, so I got free shipping for my order since it was over $90 AND I took advantage of the 5% Veterans discount offered by Joe Bob's, so I got my mount delivered to my door in just a couple of days for $53.15.

I can't ever seem to shop at Joe Bob's without running up a tab over $90, so I almost always get free shipping.
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Jon, I bought mine with my MBUS sights, so I got free shipping for my order since it was over $90 AND I took advantage of the 5% Veterans discount offered by Joe Bob's, so I got my mount delivered to my door in just a couple of days for $53.15.

I can't ever seem to shop at Joe Bob's without running up a tab over $90, so I almost always get free shipping.
ya shipping is where a lot of vendors get ya. i too seldom have to pay shipping by buying to little *sigh*

took me a hile to find that promag battery rail cover holder mbus2 sights at the same vendor in stock. ordered off are51 two weeks ago and its still not here yet *sigh*
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