Help picking right mount

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  1. Dsking85

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    I’m new to the variable optic game on an AR. I picked up one of the trijicon accupower scopes from the primary arms Memorial Day sale. I would like to get a QD mount for it like ADM

    I see there are a few different options like recon and 20moa options. The recon says it’s for high power optics, which makes me think it’s higher to accommodate the large objective which I won’t have. Can anyone else running a 1-4 on an AR tell me which ADM mount is best?
     
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    There are several different models of Recon, there are offset ones, high mounts, low mounts and +20 MOA ones. I highly recommend getting the offset one for any LVPO and if you never plan on getting a 50mm+ objective optic then you don't need the high mount.
     
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    I shoot NTCH & used the Recon-X to move the scope out far enough to get proper eye relief.
     
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    Awesome thanks for the advice guys. Just picked that one up
     
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    OMG. Why did you have to post this?
    I was happier not knowing.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    just remember I said 'lightER'...the Ti version of the Recon is still over 8 oz lol
     
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    I wish I could get it without the QD levers. That would be perfect for my needs. At any rate, it looks great.
     
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    They have one with just the nuts
     
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    I’ve been extremely pleased with the Warne 20 MOA 30mm Mount (I’ve used the same model on several different builds) , it uses nuts to attach the base rather than the QD levers and it weighs in at 8.96oz??? (Amazon shows 8.96oz but Warnes website & optics planet say 6.7oz), several people that I know picked up the same mount after seeing mine and for $119 it’s a bargain for the quality.

    This is the model I’ve been running on the past few builds.

    https://www.amazon.com/Warne-Scope-Mounts-Extended-Skeletonized/dp/B0165BYCYC

    You can check out pretty much everything they make at their website, they have QD mounts like the one I linked above, you can get anodized colors on most of their stuff as well.

    https://warnescopemounts.com/
     
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    They are popular in 3 gun. They are nice mounts, indeed.

    I wish there were more lightweight options though. My Aeros are like 2.9 oz!
     
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    I got three of the aeros, weight cant be beat.
     
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    First time I got one, I got the box and thought “dang, they sent me an empty box!!”.