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May 12, 2006, 04:08
i was thinking about doing the dsa dustcover mount, but i found out they just squeeze agenst the dust cover any one got any good reviews for any?
Farmer from Hell
May 12, 2006, 14:44
I'll try to be as brief and concise as possible.
Any of the mounts that have screws that lock the mount down are generally OK but they wont retain zero once removed. Which means once theyre on theyre on unless you want to rezero.
Williams Arms before they tried to make FAL recievers out of aluminum made a mount call QD Pro. They have been coveted for years. They dont have locking screws and are basically machine fit and retain zero when removed. Once in a blue moon someone will put one up for sale. Good luck looking for one if you go that route.
Grenadier Precision here on the board made everyone drool with a QD pro type of mount. Months passed and I believe they have actually sold some after a very long time waiting.
ARMS makes/made a non-screw mount also but it has been reported that they will loosen over time/use
In the end the ones that dont have screws are the shizzle if you like taking the cover on and off. If your building something where your planning to leave the optics on it then the screw type is OK. Its just a pain to clean.
May 18, 2006, 17:32
i think the GP is the best..seems to be VERY limited production..mine arrives in a couple days..
if you cant get that...I have a ARMS #3..its very nice..and fits VERY snug...
I hate screws..seems like a really crappy way to go
May 26, 2006, 21:47
What FfH said.
The DSA will do you a good job, just clean the FAL without removing. My QD Pro "SL" is tops IMO since it allows a scope to be mounted really low and you can even co-witness the irons with an AimPoint. I prefer the irons on a FAL anyway. (The QD Pro is not for sale, btw.)
May 30, 2006, 14:34
May 30, 2006, 14:35
June 17, 2006, 03:56
i was looking arund and found this one
it is relitivly cheap and near by. any opinons on it?
June 17, 2006, 05:05
That is a mount for (mainly) night vision units, it is very high to allow clearance for the big optics involved in this kind of equipment. You will also need either an adaptor for a standard rail, or a STANAG type scope.
I've tried the "TAPCO" mount for a standard weaver type rail, and the DSA heavy duty. I wasn't impressed with either. The TAPCO beats the heck out of ejecting brass, and gets beat up round the ejection port. The DSA (while very well made) clamps & marks the upper really badly. It's probably not a problem if you will never remove it, but it's not pretty if you switch out mounts at all. The DSA also is higher to mount, because there is a raised section where the rail sits for attaching a brass catcher. This prevents the use of iron sights if you remove the scope.
I finally found an ARMS #3 and that seems to be the best available freely. Just be aware that there seem to be 2 versions of this mount, one with a full length mount rail, and another with a shorter 3/4 length one. The shorter one is really only for lower power compact scopes, so if you plan on anything large, or long, then you need the full length rail.
June 17, 2006, 08:39
Originally posted by brownknees
... The DSA also is higher to mount, because there is a raised section where the rail sits for attaching a brass catcher. This prevents the use of iron sights if you remove the scope.
Well that sucks big time. I had the old style DSA mount with 2 + 2 locking attachments in stead of the newer 2 + 3. It worked just fine with the iron sights, (but was too tall to co-witness with the Aimpoint).
It would be foolish in a couple of ways to mount a rail that prevented the use of the irons with the scope removed. The first is obvious (duh). Second, it puts the scope too high above the stock for a proper cheek weld. I suppose a removable raised comb could be used.
July 14, 2006, 15:55
That ARMS para mount is cool, but I can't believe it will hold zero after firing a couple of mags. Especially on the paratrooper where the top cover is also the return spring. If I'm going to mount an optic, it is for precision shooting. It doesnt make sense to use a precision optic on an unsecured mount. I have the DSA mount on a full size FAL. It is screwed on and lock-tited and stays on. It holds zero and isn't a problem to clean at all.
The problem is that I have been on the DSA waiting list for one of their paratrooper mounts for 7 months, and they still have no idea when they are actually goint to produce one.
July 14, 2006, 20:40
hmm..I can understand the para mounts with the recoil spring mounted to the actual mount getting "jarred"
kind of a shame..I really enjoyed shooting the Acog with the para
July 15, 2006, 04:31
I have one ARMS #3 and three Williams Arms QD Pro's
The Williams QD is my favorite.
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