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August 17, 2012, 01:34 AM
I recently bought my first AR. After shooting a couple hundred rounds thru it I decided to mount a scope. I had some rings that would mount directly to the upper rail. My question is, can someone suggest a mount that would hold its zero if I choose to switch back and forth with my open sights.
Thank You. Bill

August 17, 2012, 01:59 AM
The LaRue cantilever mounts are well-regarded, but pricey. You might be looking at $230-$260, maybe. But some report return-to-zero within a click or two (Todd Hodnett won't stop talking about them!), and that's with a QD attachment, so you don't need any tools!

On the cheaper end, I have two pair of the Burris XTR rings (about $60 each), and I've popped a scope off and back on a few times and always been within .5MOA. They advertise return-to-zero, and when i emailed Burris about them, they said to expect about a half minute, so my experience may be normal.

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August 17, 2012, 06:04 AM
You can spend a ton of money and end up with more money in accessores than your rifle cost quickly. I bought one of these.


And used some QR rings I already owned to do this


I have another AR set up in a similar fashion, but with Weaver rings and a 2 piece riser. They need a scewdriver to remove, but come off pretty quickly.


I've been using Weaver rings like this for 40 years on many different rifles. I've taken scopes off and returned them dozens of times with no loss of zero. It works fine, for very little money, don't believe what anyone else tells you.

You can spend a lot more and look more tacticool, but it won't work any better.

August 17, 2012, 07:29 AM
I use both one piece mounts and Warne QD rings on AR flat tops. Both well hold zero when removed and reinstalled. The one piece mounts are easy to setup but add extra weight.

The Burris PERR mount is priced fair and a very nice one piece. You can find good deals on the Nikon M223/P223 mounts. There are two versions of the M223, one has 20moa built in.

August 17, 2012, 11:26 PM
Thank you for the replies. I will look into each of the options suggested.
I dont want to spend a arm and a leg . Thanks again. Bill

August 18, 2012, 02:27 AM
I like the Nikon mount m223. Rather than two rings its two rings on a base and the base mounts to the rail. Stays pretty zeroed.