View Full Version : How Would You Forward Mount a Scope?

June 13, 2002, 19:59

I am interested in a WESCOG Scout scope set-up on a FAL carbine. How would you forward mount such an optic on a FAL. I was considering some sort of barrel mount.


June 13, 2002, 20:24
FWIW,I'd use DSA's FAL rail interface handguard...although it is pricey:( DSA link (http://www.dsarms.com/item-detail.cfm?ID=US021FAS&storeid=1&image=Railinterface.gif)

June 13, 2002, 20:25
How about one of these attached to an ARMS or DSA scope mount, cantilevered over the handguard?


Oops! Sorry no WESCOG points...Back to my cave.

June 14, 2002, 06:09
Originally posted by Falcon
FWIW,I'd use DSA's FAL rail interface handguard...although it is pricey:( DSA link (http://www.dsarms.com/item-detail.cfm?ID=US021FAS&storeid=1&image=Railinterface.gif)

Pricey but sweet!

June 14, 2002, 08:59
I don't know how much screwing around you would want to do but what about a SA M1A scout mount and sectioning some not so great handgaurds?Just a thought.

June 14, 2002, 10:00
Dsa sure is nice looking, but seems to me that its only hanguard and not that rigid I would like scopebase to be, lightmounting/lasers and forward grips would be ok thought.

How about if its built like freefloating handguard?

Meaning Rail being kinda L shaped thing with shortpart being screwed between receiver and barrel.
Like inch breeching washer.

Also while using freefloating guard it would be nice feature that POI wouldn´t change while using Bipod(assuming that its hanging from handguard).


June 14, 2002, 13:22
How about a rail mounted to the receiver in the handguard slot or to the front of the receiver using a modified gas nut and then attached to the gas block using the front sight threaded hole.
The rail would not HAVE to be cut for scope rings but could be drilled and tapped for a standard ( and inexpensive ) Weaver type base such as is used on the flattop Marlin lever actions.
All hypothetical of course. My .02

June 15, 2002, 14:53
If you had a full tube you could use an Izzy hand gaurd(open on top) and WESCOG something to attach firmly to the gas tube. I saw something that attched to an R-4(S.African Galil) in that manner and it got me thinking.

June 16, 2002, 05:52
The only rock-steady manner to fwd-mt a scope would be to go w/a "Ching-ring" type mount. TedII put me onto this a year or so ago. This Ching fella does "scout" mounts that are pretty nifty. Sorta like the Mauser rear sight mt on the rear of the bbl, at the reciever.

Looks like the idea Finski posted. Sectioned tube w/a welded, flat bottom. Cut most of the tube away, leaving just enough for support to the top area. Would only work w/a ABC type, as the mount would replace the BW. The flat would hafta be thinner than the smallest measurement for the BW, and add shim stock to get final dimension. Could be done on a Metric, but you would need a lathe to turn the shoulder back far enough.

Another option would be to full thread the bbl, like Vandenberg does for his tubular FreeFloat HGs; then jam-nut the ring mount back against the rcvr face. Once again...machine work.

WECSOG method would be to find a pc of tubing w/a welded plug end, hacksaw/grind to profile, and Dremel the hole/flats. Carefully size the plug for the BW, and install. A pc of architechtural stainless pipe handrail end comes to mind; but youd need to find a large enough dia. to get the mount up off the HGs.

I'm R&R'ing a CAI L1A1 this week; mebbe I'll get out mechanic at work to weld up a mount for me, just to try it :D