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May 24, 2008, 09:50
DSA - GPG - Tapco ... I realize all 3 have a mount but which one is really the best and why ?
May 24, 2008, 10:05
I think the "GPG" mount is a standard TAPCO mount.
May 24, 2008, 14:05
Check the surplus mounts at Sarco. I have one with my Hensoldt. They were originally Argentine.
May 24, 2008, 17:59
DSA is the best.
May 24, 2008, 18:32
Thanks Guys ...
June 01, 2008, 02:07
A.R.M.S. mount is superior to all those listed above.
Why? No set screws. I will not use a mount with set screws for my own rifles. They just don't hold zero as well as a mount that does not use set screws.
June 01, 2008, 02:17
Originally posted by Bruce Allen
DSA is the best.
Yep! Plus one!
June 01, 2008, 15:34
Who makes/made the top cover that can be converted between standard and PARA use? Grenadier?
June 01, 2008, 19:55
What optics do you intend to mount?? I went with DSA to mount ACOGS on both my standard SA58 and my para. The DSA mount is rock solid but the only drawback I experienced is that it will leave marks on the receiver if you decide to remove it. You ask for an opinion you'll get 20 different answers.
June 01, 2008, 21:03
The DSA mount is rock solid, but as noted it WILL mar the receiver if that is an issue, plus it is quite heavy. The early ones, at least, were also machined with the top of the rails not perfectly level. Not a functional problem but vaguely annoying. I presume this has been fixed on later production - can anyone confirm ??
Grenadier mounts are pretty scarce. I have heard varying reviews but have not tried the one I have so offer no opinion. They are a nice design and fit beautifully.
June 01, 2008, 21:17
I tried the latest version of the ARMS #3 for awhile and didn't have good luck with it holding zero, but it is convenient. After a couple years of messing with it I sold it and got the GPG/Tapco because I didn't want to rub the finish with the DSA. So far it is working great (knock on wood)
Who makes/made the top cover that can be converted between standard and PARA use? I have the DSA Para Top cover. I don't see why it couldn't be used with a standard fixed stock lower and carrier once the guide rod was removed.
Link Here (http://www.dsarms.com/prodinfo.asp?number=620APARA)
June 05, 2008, 10:09
is there room for the rat tail to operate at the back of that para cover?
I hear the rear is enclosed on those, but haven't seen the back end up close.
Curious, because I am thinking of putting a trilux on a cover to change between para and standard (using the rail adapter for the trilux on a DSA cover).
June 05, 2008, 10:47
The recoil spring guide in the DSA mount is detachable. So you can use the mount with either a normal bolt carrier (with rat tail) or with a para set up.
The recoil spring guide (that fits inside the mount) will need to be bought seperately from DSA if you didn't get it with the mount. They cost $30.
June 05, 2008, 16:38
DSA all the way.
Their Para mount works on both Paras and fixed buttstock models and is absolutely rock solid. It can NOT "lose zero" if properly installed. Period.
I'm not concerned about the mount marring my Para receiver, it's never coming off, and doesn't need to for cleaning or maintenance. Mounting bolts on mine are "Loc-Tited" to make sure it never comes loose, but that's probably overkill.
The A.R.M.S. mount is reputed to become loose over time due to it's retention only by the receiver grooves. I had one and replaced it with the DSA mount for just that reason.
I haven't looked back.
If you want to install a mount that is permanently solid and retains zero, and don't intend to keep removing and installing it, get the DSA. If you want to experiment and have money to burn trying different mounts before you end up with a DSA, by all means, try the rest. It's only money.
June 05, 2008, 18:36
tip...if your not into the brass beating the hell out of mounts and optic ....id do the ejector job first .....before the final securing .......just a suggestion ...
June 06, 2008, 04:11
The DSA is the best for the buck but I sent my DSA back, practically gave away the Tapco just to get rid of it, and bought 2 ARMS, which look fantastic and are solid as a rock, however, they've both got low miles on them so we'll have to wait and see if they last. Pricey, too! :eek: Even if the ARMS eventually loosen a little, I'd try to tighten them up a bit before I'd give up on them.
If you have a C&R, do yourself a favor and check out Brownells. They sell the standard DSA HD FAL scope mount for $68.00, way below even DSAs price but, they get the same as DSA, $98.00, for the Para model. Go figure?
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