Ok, that is exactly what I was thinking so I'm going to stick with what I've done. It's been mounted on the hand guard so all is good enough. It's a 3k AR and it shoots like a 3k AR should, just wanted to make sure I'm keeping it that way (checking to see if I could have my cake and eat it too).
Thanks a ton for the confirmation!
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