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.
- We’re starting to see more AR-15’s set up for long-range varmint and predator hunting. If your rifle is a truck gun for taking shots at coyotes across the pasture, or a .204 that you run hot over prairie dog towns, the Simmons Predator Quest 4.5-18x44mm will serve you well without maxing out your credit card. This optic has a vast magnification range, a generous objective lens and a 30mm main tube, allowing it to transmit plenty of light. With turret adjustments for windage and elevation, and side-focus for parallax, this scope offers all the tools to make precision shots. Price: $152.95