scopes for carry handles

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by howellgunworks, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. howellgunworks

    howellgunworks New Member

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    Most of my m4's I put a carry handle on them. I don't have a scope yet but was kicking the idea around but want to be able to mount it to the top of the carry handle in a secure, quality manner. I also still want to be able to use the iron sights without having to take the scope off. Is this possible? Has anyone had any experience doing this? Any specific mounts recommended? I figure this is the place to ask.....
     
  2. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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  3. aruiz42

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    I had one on my m16 ... I could use irons and sight either or... It was a military issue red dot... Ill try and get the name and get back to you.
     
  4. Anna_Purna

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    What I like about the Mepro type mount is the scope sits forward of the handle, so it sits lower, and you are cowitnessing through the iron sights. The ones that ride on top sit higher up above the gun barrel, and makes the cheekpiece no so much of a rest.
     
  5. aruiz42

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    That's the same set up I had on my military issue one... It worked well
     
  6. howellgunworks

    howellgunworks New Member

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    Thanks for info, now I just have to save the cash for a purchase
     
  7. Anna_Purna

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    Does your handle have the option of coming off?
     
  8. NativH

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    I put one of these on my Armalite AR10 so I can co-witness my iron sights through my Aimpoint Comp M2. Since the AR10 has a larger carry handle, I had to drill out the mounting hole to line up with the hole on the carry handle. This setup works great with an Aimpoint due to the eye relief but I haven't found a scout type scope with enough eye relief to work with the scope being that far away from my eyes.
     
  9. howellgunworks

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    It is a detachable handle, but I prefer to leave it on an get a scope that works well on the handle....besides being a carry handle its also my rear sight
     
  10. aruiz42

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    Lookin to the vortex strike fire just make sure you get the handle mount with it free from cabellas