View Full Version : AR-15 Scope Mount on Carry Handle

March 13, 2011, 02:23 PM
I have an A2 (fixed carry handle) and was wondering how stable a scope could be mounted on the carry handle itself. Any drawbacks? Will the scope hold zero? Any input would be appreciated...

March 13, 2011, 02:35 PM
Somebody sells a base/ring thingy for this and I'm sure it is solid enough to hold zero. I don't think you can get any sort of cheek weld with the scope mounted that high so your accuracy would likely reflect that.

March 13, 2011, 02:43 PM
It's stable and will hold zero. A lot of shooters prefer mounting optics on the carry handle since it raises the optic closer to eye level when shooting from the shoulder. The ACOG is designed to be mounted this way, it is bolted to a rail adaptor for use on flat-tops.

March 13, 2011, 03:12 PM


I used one for 15 years on a old Amilite A2 I bought in 1967, never lost zero and always was accurate and on center bulleyes. The addaptor just locks into the channel on the handle. (easyest way to mount a scope on a AR)


March 14, 2011, 09:03 AM
I like a handle mounted scope, no cheek weld problems here.



March 14, 2011, 09:58 AM
Been using one for two years, no problems. I get more of a chin weld than a cheek weld.:)

March 14, 2011, 11:07 AM
I am one of those freaks of nature that prefers carry handle ARs. I have both so I have no reason to claim this other than it's just my preference.

Dednutz Game Reaper for Carry handle is a good choice for a little under 50 bucks. One little thumb bolt under the handle and you can easily pull your scope off and back on. The screw goes through the hole and aligns it back perfect. I never lose zero when I remount my scope.

You can buy this cheek rest off ebay for around 20 I think? I tried a couple of different types. This one worked the best for me.