Bushnell On AR 15 carry handle

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by PatC, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. PatC

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    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.
     
  2. PatC

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

  3. JonM

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    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.
     
  4. PatC

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    Jon can you please explain again Im new to the scope and AR game. Don't understand , Thank You Pat C.
     
  5. TCH2FLY

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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)
     
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  6. PatC

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    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.
     
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  7. TCH2FLY

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    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.
     
  8. Fisherking

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    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.
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  9. PatC

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

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    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.
     
  11. PSYCHOFREAK3

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    I don't have anything to offer for suggestions, but I would love to know the outcome of your new sight and mounting.
     
  12. PatC

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    Roger That !!
     
  13. PatC

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    It came today and its on. Took some pics with my phone, But damb phone and computer won't talk to each other yet. Will post as soon as one of my kids shows me how to make it work!! Pat C.
     
  14. PatC

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    Droped it off at my buddies house , Im on call so can't do much. He's going to mount it and zero it . he said he'd lap the rings. Whats that mean?? Pat C.
     
  15. PSYCHOFREAK3

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    There's a sticky that goes over lapping. But more or less it is taking off the imperfections in the scope mount to make it smoother and get a better grip. I understand work, I'm on call this week and just built my first ar-15 and can't get out to the range until next week at the earliest.