The Leopold Mark 2 IMS is constructed of aluminum, making it very light. This means it helps you shoot accurately while keeping your black rifle easy to handle.
It uses easy-to-grasp half-inch hex nuts to facilitate easy installation and removal. Like other Leopold products, the Mark 2 has passed rigorous testing in the field.
Pros Lightweight Easy-to-grasp half-inch hex nuts Very reliable construction Accommodates all scopes, not just Leopold MILK is the most common mounting system today, since the U.S. military has endorsed it.
This is a lightweight rail in the form of a riser mount that offers a decent amount of rise. The Vortex Razor weighs only 3 ounces, which is almost negligible when installed on your AR-15 rifle.
It offers up to 0.6 inches of rise to get your scope to a comfortable height. You can install your scope mount and lock lever, which will assure that everything is perfectly aligned.
This riser mount rail gives you the optimal positioning for your optic. It gives enough rise to accommodate scopes from various manufacturers as well as reflex sights.
Even under heavy recoil, the rail maintains its position, thanks to the heat-treated nut that fastens securely with no need for proprietary tools. The hollow body of this riser mount makes the unit light, contributing to the handling of your rifle.
The Mon strum High Profile Pica tinny Riser Mount weighs 6 ounces. Whether you have a massive scope, a red dot with a magnifier, or other accessories, you will have no problem mounting them.
Pros Huge, 13 slot rail Hollow see-through design great for back-up iron sights Light and strong Tough, heat-treated locking nut The most popular option is the three-slot rail, which works perfectly in a pair when all you need is to attach a couple of scope rings.
The cross bolt of this unit sits securely on the rail slot where it reduces recoil and helps you with accuracy. UTG Riser Mounts are meant to last many decades, thanks to the quality put into their manufacture.
The precision construction is finished in matte black anodization to further enhance the durability. The two star-shaped screws hold the riser mount securely to your rifle to ensure there is no movement when you are in the field.
Pros Comes in various heights and lengths Made of aircraft grade aluminum Cross bolt protects from recoil This unit mounts to all standard Pica tinny 1913 and weaver base rails.
If you need to change optics quickly when in the field, you can do so with this mount, thanks to its unique design. You can install lasers and lights without blocking the view from your scope, thanks to the angled design.
TRUG LO uses durable, high-grade aluminum to build this riser mount. It has a slim design to reduce weight and add to the beauty of your rifle.
You can mount this unit in various configurations, and it will still give you the same great functionality. Whether left or right, top or bottom rail, this riser mount installs perfectly.
A rail also gives you space to attach rifle accessories such as optics, lasers, flashlights, bipeds, forward grips, and sling mounts. If you need to raise your sighting system to comfortably meet your eye, you may want a riser mount.
This will give you a length of rail raised a certain amount above your upper receiver. While this is a good thing, it means that you are presented with hundreds of rails to choose from.
Ounces add up to pounds that you will notice when lugging your weapon through the bush. Longer rails, with more slots, can give you more flexibility in accessory mounting.
Some models, especially riser mounts, offer super-easy quick detach options. Length: As noted above, a longer rail gives you more mounting options along that surface.
However, multiple short lengths of rail can do the job and save a lot of weight, depending on exactly what you need. While there were other mounting base manufacturers, Weaver’s unit was the most successful.
Before Weaver’s mounting base, the only option was to attach scope rings to a receiver directly with bolts. The design of the Weaver, which was the foundation for the Pica tinny system, features a low, wide dovetail.
One way to shed weight from your AR-15 is to dump long rails and just attach short lengths where you need them most. Many shooters prefer to use low hand guards with MILK or Named slots that give you an easy way to mount short lengths of the rail where it is really needed.
There are a variety of mounts out there to fix your scope or another optic to your rail. One-piece mounts are solid, easy to use options that are ideal for sporting rifles, especially the AR-15.
The one-piece mount you pick should match the diameter of the scope, either one inch or 30 mm. Cantilever mounts are great when you need to position your scope closer to get the eye relief right.
Non-cantilevered mounts are good on precision rifles with long top rails. These mounts attach to your rifle rail using a crossbar or an adjustable throw lever.
Either system lets attach or detach your scope with a flick of the wrist. Test the scope to ensure you get the right eye relief for your shooting position.
Move things back and forth if needed to ensure you get a clear image when you look through the optic. Once you lock onto a position with an immediately acquired clear image, screw the base of the mount to the rail.
Once you lock in the perfect scope position, firmly tighten the screws. A reflex sight, also known as a red dot, helps shooters lock on their targets quickly.
Unlike traditional scopes, red dots do not offer any magnification. Red dot sights have unlimited eye relief, so, you can mount them anywhere on the rifle rail and still get a clear view of your target.
However, you should place the reflex sight more towards the back (towards your face) than towards the center, to balance your rifle and achieve stability. It also sports a solid, but lightweight construction with high-grade aluminum anodized in a black matte finish.
Choose one that is versatile enough to accommodate the attachments you need, meet your budget and keep the weight down.