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AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:54 pm
by BigMau
While this forum was down, I constructed this M4 style AR-15 from parts...
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Well... I was able to get some Anderson and PSA parts at some good $$$. My rifle looks like this Anderson Optic-Ready AR (upper, lower, M4 16" barrel and high rise gas block) with a PSA bolt, charging handle, buffer and M4 rear stock. Got a nice deal on USGI double heat shield fore grips. Any suggestion for mounting this Swift 4x32 668M scope?? What type of rings/mounts??
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Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:08 pm
by Candyman
I have this one that is going on my next build.
http://www.primaryarms.com/burris-ar-p- ... h-bu410343

If you want to save a little money.
https://www.deltateamtactical.com/Trini ... _4613.html

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:35 am
by BigMau
Thanks for the advise Candyman!

I have a set of Chinese copy Magpul MBUS sights on this rifle and it's shooting about a foot high at 25 yrds. All three shots go into one hole!! just worried that the heat form the gas block will melt the front sight?? Kinda like the quick-detach option for the scope.

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:16 pm
by Candyman
The Chinese Magpul knockoffs will melt.
The rail on most of the gas blocks on the optic-ready carbines is lower then the rail of the receiver. This is most likely why you are shooting high. There are sights made for gas blocks.

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:32 pm
by samsplacci
Hey BigMau, nice to see you!!! I use the AR series Bushnell 223 scope with BDC 4-12 x 40 with a Burris PEPR mount.

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:15 pm
by BigMau
Candyman wrote: Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:16 pm The Chinese Magpul knockoffs will melt.
The rail on most of the gas blocks on the optic-ready carbines is lower then the rail of the receiver. This is most likely why you are shooting high. There are sights made for gas blocks.
Yes...

The rear sight is higher and I heard the plastic knock offs will melt :oops: I guess a scope or red-dot is the best bet!!

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:20 pm
by BigMau
samsplacci wrote: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:32 pm Hey BigMau, nice to see you!!! I use the AR series Bushnell 223 scope with BDC 4-12 x 40 with a Burris PEPR mount.

Hey samsplacci, Thanks for the tip!! That Burris PEPR mount seems nice!! I got a sweet deal on a Swift 4x32 668M scope. Seems like a nice scope for my budget build.

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:41 am
by samsplacci
If you can save up for the PEPR mount, I'd highly recommend it. Mine has the QD locking pins.

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:26 pm
by BigMau
samsplacci wrote: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:41 am If you can save up for the PEPR mount, I'd highly recommend it. Mine has the QD locking pins.

Just ordered a PEPR mount!! Planning on sighting in my build next week :dance: :dance:

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:38 am
by samsplacci
BigMau wrote: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:26 pm
samsplacci wrote: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:41 am If you can save up for the PEPR mount, I'd highly recommend it. Mine has the QD locking pins.

Just ordered a PEPR mount!! Planning on sighting in my build next week :dance: :dance:
Very cool! Pics once mounted, or it didn't happen, lol :naughty:

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:18 pm
by S.B.
I found the only rings high enough for me were the Warmes Ultra High? IMHO, with a flat top. I got ripped off at a local gunshow buying the fake Magpuls sights.
Steve

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:40 am
by Candyman
Here is the Yankee Hill gas block sight.
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/si ... co.%2c+inc.

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:06 pm
by Friedspam
BigMau, I'm with samplacci on this one, look for the PEPR one inch mount/rings. Optics planet has pretty good prices and it's a great set-up. I'm mounting one on my PSA AR-10 rifle I recently purchased to hold my Springfield 6x42 scope. My brother used that mount on his Sig 716 and it's the cats meow!
Mike

Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:21 pm
by Dorian_Grey
I paid $27 shipped on sale for this... http://www.cabelas.com/product/WEAVER-S ... tsrc%3DAFF

I bought 2. They work great, look great, and can be removed and reinstalled while maintaining zero.