Those were my first 2 thoughts, either a higher scope mount which I saw at the store yesterday when I went to go buy the the right scope rings that I needed and they also had the offset as well. But I wanted more of a low profile kind of scope rings, I kinda don’t like when the scope sticks out so much. And I’m not doing a whole lot of hunting and so I already spent like $30 bucks on the scope and the offset the store had is like another $30 and the 30mm rings they had were like $15 and the rings I bought that were the right ones were like $8. I just didn't want to spend $$ left and right when I’m not even sure how often I’m gonna be using the scope you know. I’m more then fine to make changes along the way if I decide the scope is a permanent feature.Also, not trying to be critical, but the scope will have a set eye relief distance where everything is sharp, and field of view is optimized. Putting it too far forward will really diminish the potential of the scope unless you have a scope that is made with long eye relief.
I think it does have long eye relief, I’ll play around with it some more when I get a chance. But in the position the scope is now, I can see my field of view perfectly fine. But I’ll find out more when I go to sight it in.
Another item to keep in mind is “bridging” the scope/and mounts un both the upper receiver and onto the hand guard. Unless that handguard rail height matches the upper rail height pretty darned close, you can have problems with elevation adjustments. Then the handguard can move a bit independent of the upper receiver, which is not conducive to the best accuracy. It can be done, but it is less than ideal.
I gotcha, the scope rings were a little loose when trying to find the right spot on the hand guard. And so at first I figured that could be a problem later on when sighting it in, But once I got it all tightened down, it was all nice and sturdy and everything.
better to have a little higher scope mount, and/or use a charging handle with a latch extension to allow you to cycle, the rifle, with the scope in proper position.
Or a charging handle with a latch extension like you said, that way I can just swap that out and all I have to do is move my scope back down towards where it’s even with the charging handle. And then it’s good to go.
But I can do either one, just not sure yet. I wanna shoot a few rounds first and run this setup real quick the way it is and see how it performs before I decide what else I need to buy.