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AUG on the way, scope recommendations??

Douglas S Graham

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Acog might be the choice, gotta' take my time and decide. Elcan is cool, but a LOT more expensive. 1k is just about my limit. My AUG is brown, so I would like to match that, and the acog delivers the color, not that it is a deal breaker.
 

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Nice set-up, IG. I could dig that.
The thing with the ARMS rings is to set them both pressed fully against the front of the rail slots you've chosen, and close the cams just enough to "tack" them in place so you can mount and level your scope. This way the rings stay as concentric as possible when mounting and centering the scope....after which you can tension and adjust the ring levers just like you would a one piece LaRue or other quality QD mount. Use green or other non permanent loctite and dont overtighten the ring screws. Usually 25-30 in lbs is it, especially with steel rings like these.
 

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The thing with the ARMS rings is to set them both pressed fully against the front of the rail slots you've chosen, and close the cams just enough to "tack" them in place so you can mount and level your scope. This way the rings stay as concentric as possible when mounting and centering the scope....after which you can tension and adjust the ring levers just like you would a one piece LaRue or other quality QD mount. Use green or other non permanent loctite and dont overtighten the ring screws. Usually 25-30 in lbs is it, especially with steel rings like these.
Thanks.

The mount on my AUG is a Nikon M223, which is a fixed mount, no QD.
I bought it as a complete set, scope and mount.

If I go QD, I'd probably go with a one piece mount.
 

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I bought one of the OG scopes Steyr was selling most recently.
Yeah, slight change of plan again...had to go with the donut myself. ACOG works great on the SCAR. It was a .308 reticle anyway though it says "M14 / M249" at the bottom of the view field so I assume the 16in carbine barrel of the SCAR will be off slightly. 20220205_154714.jpg
 
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How difficult was it to install the scope?
The screws on the inside of the receiver have a yellow locking patch on them but they have a large Torx head so as long as you have the right Torx driver (most cheap China combo tool sets at Walmart have a pretty complete set of Torx tips) and a skinny extension to get through one of the receiver holes you are good. A hand driver won't cut it....you need to use a ratchet. Put a small amount of Loctite 290 or other non permanent threadlocker on the first 30% of the threads before you retighten the new scope down.
 
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