FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: AR-15 FAQHow do you mount a scope on an AR 15?
Garry asked 1 year ago
Where should AR-15 scope be mounted?

5 Answers
Antony answered 1 year ago

There are a variety of ways to mount a scope on an AR-15, but one of the most common methods is to use a rail system that attaches to the top of the gun. This rail system provides a platform on which the scope can be mounted.

Another option is to use a scope mount that clamps onto the barrel of the gun. This type of mount can be more challenging to install and may not be as sturdy as a rail system, but it can be less expensive.

How do you mount a scope on an AR 15?
Finally, some people choose to use a scope ring that attaches directly to the receiver of the gun. This type of ring can provide a more secure attachment for the scope, but it can also be more difficult to install and may require special tools.

No matter which method you choose, be sure to follow the instructions that come with your scope and mount carefully to ensure a secure and accurate attachment.

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Lewis Staff answered 1 year ago

The most popular method to mount a scope on an AR-15 is to use a rail system. This system consists of several Picatinny rails that run the length of the gun’s top and bottom, which provide a platform for attaching various accessories, including scopes.

Other methods for mounting a scope include using fixed or adjustable mounts that attach directly to the barrel or receiver of the gun or using scout scopes that are offset from the bore axis and allow for greater flexibility in positioning the scope. However, these methods are less common than rail systems.

When it comes to choosing a scope, there are many factors to consider, such as the type of reticle, the magnification, the size and weight of the scope, and the budget. It’s important to select a scope that is well-suited for the intended purpose, whether it be plinking at the range or hunting game.

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Cruz Staff answered 1 year ago

Mounting a scope on an AR-15 can be a little tricky, but with a few simple steps, you can have it done in no time:

First, remove the bolt carrier group and the charging handle from the upper receiver.

Then, install the forward assist and dust cover onto the upper receiver.

Next, take your scope and mount it to the rail system of your AR 15. Make sure that when you do this, you leave enough room on either side of the scope for your fingers to grip when you’re shooting.

Then, reattach the bolt carrier group and charging handle to the upper receiver. Make sure that both are properly aligned before tightening down all screws and bolts.

Finally, test out your new set-up at your local shooting range!

Jordan Staff answered 1 year ago
It depends on the type of scope you have. If it’s a tube scope, you will need a mount that attaches to the flat top of the receiver. If it’s a red dot or another type of “open” style scope, you can usually just use the built-in mount that came with the scope.
When mounting a scope, be sure to use quality rings and/or bases to provide a solid surface for the scope to sit on. Tighten all screws securely and check periodically for looseness. Also, be sure to adjust your eye relief so that you can see through the scope comfortably and without any knocking or contact with your eyebrow.
How do you mount a scope on an AR 15?

Ivan Staff answered 1 year ago
There are a few different ways to do this, and it depends on the type of scope you’re using. For a standard scope, you’ll need some rings that go around the barrel of the gun and attach to the scope. Then, you’ll need to find the right spot on the rail to mount the rings.
How do you mount a scope on an AR 15?
Some scopes come with a built-in mount that attaches directly to the rail on top of the gun. Others have a Picatinny rail on top that allows you to mount them in any number of positions. If your scope doesn’t have a built-in mount or Picatinny rail, you’ll need to use some sort of adapter to connect it to your rifle.