Modular rifle platforms like the AR-15 make it a breeze to quickly attach optics and accessories. It’s generally easy to mount a rifle scope or red dot sight to an AR-15, but knowing the right tips and tricks will result in correct installation and staying on target when it counts.

A variety of optic choices on the market today offer slightly different mounting systems, though knowing the basics of their installation will allow you to mount nearly any optic under the sun to your AR-15. Installing optics in the correct and leveled rail position with the right tools will greatly increase your chances of success.

Learn how to properly mount AR-15 optics with Kyle Lamb and Craig Boddington on this episode of Guns & Ammo TV, airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on the Sportsman Channel.


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