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    Scope Question

    What do you guys think?

    Mounting a scope on top of the handle of an AR-15, or removing the handle and mounting it that way? I really am having a hard time deciding.
    "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"

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  3. Is it an A2 or flattop. If its a flat top you don't want to mount it on a detachable handle. if its an A2 then that's your only option without changing the receiver. It will work not necessarily the best way. Not the most stable platform plus the sight height is about 3.6". If you do mount it this way might consider bedding it.

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    I have a removable handle, I think I am going to remove the handle and mount it that way.
    "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"

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    I'd remove the handle and mount the scope closer to the bore. That will make it considerably easier for you to achieve a good cheek weld.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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    I have mine on top of my detachable handle. I like having the option of still using my iron sights if needed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lukem View Post
    I have mine on top of my detachable handle. I like having the option of still using my iron sights if needed.
    Thats one of the reasons I was thinking of mounting it on top. Do you notice any performance difference having it mounted on top? Is it more difficult to shoot?
    "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"

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    Quote Originally Posted by capo2186 View Post
    Thats one of the reasons I was thinking of mounting it on top. Do you notice any performance difference having it mounted on top? Is it more difficult to shoot?
    Not at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by capo2186 View Post
    What do you guys think?

    Mounting a scope on top of the handle of an AR-15, or removing the handle and mounting it that way? I really am having a hard time deciding.
    I like the flat tops with a combination of scope and flip-up sights. I don't like having the scope so high above the bore. If you mount the scope down and have an A2 front sight, then the sight can get in the way of your scope sight picture. Just my opinions.

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    If the scope is mounted on the flat top, close to the rifle bore, the point of aim/point of impact will not be affected as much over distance as mounting on the handle would be. You have a couple of lines in this equation. A line from rifle chamber to target along the bore, and a line through the scope lenses to the target. The closer the starting points of these lines are to each other, the more parallel the lines will be. POA/POI will relate.

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    I tried a friend's AR15 with a Leopold Mark IV scope mounted on the carrying handle. I couldn't get a cheek weld at all. I was lucky to get a "chin weld".
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

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