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Am I a sinner if I use a riser under rings?

Discussion in 'Optics' started by rmantoo, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

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    So I've got a POF AR10 in 6.5CM w/20" barrel. I just got a used Athlon Cronus 4.5-29x56 that came with a pair of 1" NF ultralight rings.

    With those rings, the front of the optic is hard on the rail...so I have to raise it, obviously.

    Does tolerance stacking apply to scope mounting? I'd rather not have to buy a set of $200+ rings... It seems to me that if the riser can lock down tight enough that it won't matter, but this is the very first high $ optic (to me, that's defined as over $1000) I've ever owned and don't want to chase my tail if there's something I'm not thinking of/planning for.

    Thanks in advance,
    Robert

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  2. Sam7sf

    Sam7sf TGT Addict

    More importantly...who pulled grandpas finger near your gun?
     
  3. EZ-E

    EZ-E Infidel Patriot III%er

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    I see no wrong in using a rail & rings. Make use of what you have to get the scope up higher. Of course I dont care about cool factor sometimes...my .02
     
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  4. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    If you want the absolute best accuracy then get new rings.


    If you aren’t OCD then you will probably never notice a difference.


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  5. EZ-E

    EZ-E Infidel Patriot III%er

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    Ohhh...nice scope. I've been looking at the Athlon Argos 8x34 to put on my Ruger Predator 6.5cm. I've got 2 ar10 lowers to build & 1 will be in 6.5cm since I'm already set up for reloading 6.5cm. When I get the Argos it will probably get swapped to the ar platform.
     
  6. rmantoo

    rmantoo Cranky old fart: Pull my finger

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    I think I'm going to at least shoot a load development series through it with the riser...if I start seeing moving POI or zero-shift type stuff, I'll put a full mount or taller rings on it.

    Really, I'm just waiting to run into a smoking deal on either a tall mount or good quality tall rings... I almost never buy gun stuff new. Too many good deals come along, too often. My problem is ignoring the good deals I don't need :)
     
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  8. EZ-E

    EZ-E Infidel Patriot III%er

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    Throw some loctite on the riser screws to ensure they dont back out & tou should be good.
     
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  9. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Agreed!
     
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  10. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    I've got a set of 1" Burris rings I'll give you. You just have to drive to Abilene on a weekend to get them.
    Pretty sure they're high rings. Might be mid. I'll check Thursday evening.
     


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