We offer several different choices for Scope Mounts, and it can be overwhelming to choose the correct one for your specific setup. This blog will explain the two most popular scope mounts we offer for the AR15 Rifle platform to help determine what mount is right for you.
The two scope mounts we offer that are specifically designed for the AR15 platform are the AD-Recon and AD-Delta-C mounts. The main difference between our Recon and Delta series of Scope Mounts is how the rings attach to the mount base.
The AD-Recon features vertically split rings and are interchangeable for different ring sizes if you ever upgrade your scope. These rings are precision machined, self-centering and do not need to be lapped.
The AD-Delta-C features Horizontally split rings, where the bottom ring half is built into the base, however the ring sizes are not interchangeable so you will need to purchase an entire new mount instead of just a ring set if you plan on upgrading to a different scope with a larger tube size.
The Delta Series was originally designed to withstand the violent recoil impulse of the SCAR Platform and is a more robust design which features fewer moving parts than the AD-Recon Scope Mount. Both the Recon and Delta-C mounts offer the standard 1.5” centerline height and a two-inch forward cantilever to push the scope forward over the handguard to get the correct eye relief needed.
For some shooters who shoot with their nose touching the charging handle, we have created the AD-Recon-X Mount that offers an extended 3” forward cantilever that offers more built-in eye relief.
If you are looking to go taller, we offer the AD-Recon-M and AD-Delta-C-M Scope Mounts, in the 1.7” medium height. These heights are perfect for “Heads Up” shooting and relieving strain on your neck when shooting quickly, especially during CQB.
The tallest mounts we offer are the AD-Recon-H and the AD-Delta-C-H. These mounts are a 1.93” height and are designed to clear a top rail mounted laser or accessory. These are also great for “Heads Up” shooting however may be too tall for some users to shoot comfortably.
We do offer 20MOA and 30MOA versions of these mounts as well. These specific models are designed for long range shooting and will add 20” or 30” of additional elevation to your scope at 100 yards and will usually require a 200yd or 300yd zero depending on the rifles caliber and maximum distance you plan on shooting. These mounts are marked with an arrow on the side which points towards the muzzle end of the rifle and will have either 20MOA or 30MOA engraved above this arrow.