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PatC 07-29-2011 12:39 AM

Bushnell On AR 15 carry handle
Guy's had an AR built and want to put a scope on it. Im looking at the Bushnell 3x9x40 XLT With the 250 or 600 DOA redical. Im also looking at the Barska carry handle mount, because you can still use the iron sits!! I don't need a high dollar scope just for plinking or poping a yote now and then. Any thoughts?? Thanks Pat C.

PatC 07-29-2011 04:53 PM

Guess Im out on this one!! Thanks guys!! Pat C.

JonM 07-30-2011 04:22 AM

Small diameter tubes work better if you dont have a cheek rest. The carry handle makes the objective a little too tall with 30mm tubes.

PatC 07-30-2011 01:46 PM

Jon can you please explain again Im new to the scope and AR game. Don't understand , Thank You Pat C.

TCH2FLY 07-30-2011 02:56 PM

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This should help, note that when the scope is mounted on the handle the centerline of the scope is 1 3/4" higher than a scope mounted to a flat top
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The extra height of the scope makes a proper cheekweld (where your cheek rests on the stock) more difficult. Using a smaller dameter scope tube means it can be mounted lower (I had lower rings but it was still a bit high)

PatC 07-30-2011 06:49 PM

OK the scope im looking at is a one inch tube, and if I put low rings on will it work?? Or can I adapt to shooting it this way?? Pat C.

TCH2FLY 07-31-2011 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by PatC (Post 552960)
OK the scope im looking at is a one inch tube, and if I put low rings on will it work?? Or can I adapt to shooting it this way?? Pat C.

When I got that AR I had a spare 1" Bushnell rimfire scope laying aroud. I tried it with low rings on the handle and felt it was slightly high but usable. This is just a plinking gun but in the end I went pure optic (due to poor eyesight) and rarely use the handle/fixed sights. If the scope is supplemental to the iron sights you may find it is acceptable for occasional use.

Fisherking 08-02-2011 05:04 PM

You could also flat mount it and put on flip up back up sights.
get a quick conect sight mount and off and on no problem with the optic.

PatC 08-03-2011 09:19 PM

My handle don't come off, I ordered it old school. Didn't think about that till wanted optics . Pat C.

PatC 08-03-2011 11:18 PM

Ok This is what I ordered a Bushnell Trophy XLT 3x9x40 Mil Dot, Barska one piece carry handle mount , Leupold 1" Weaver style LOW rifle rings. Hope this works for what I need !! Chime in now if I made a mistake here!! Thanks Guys Pat C.

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