There are four items hunters mark off on their checklist before they head out.
There’s one more item that you should check off your list.
Your scope mount!
Quality scope rings are important for getting your shots on target. Low-grade scope mounts can destroy your scope, and damage the rifle receiver which will cost you big money.
When choosing a scope mount, you want to focus on three things when making your decision. Performance, value, and reliability.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the five best scope mounts available in 2019.
5. LaRue Tactical QD Cantilever Scope Mount LT104
LaRue delivers high-quality Riflescope mounts. This one-piece system is precision-machined out of anodized T6 aircraft-grade aluminum.
Its progressive design features an aluminum body with precision threaded steel inserts. Its unique split-vertical ring design offers a tighter grip from the rings to the scope.
This scope works best with high-powered rifle scopes affixed on AR-15’s with a flat top.
The only downside is the price, which is right around $200. If cost isn’t an issue, the LT104 is the way to go.
4. Aero Precision Ultralight Standard Scope Mount
The Aero Precision Ultralight is one of the lightest one-piece scope mounts weighing in at only 3.25oz.
This scope mount works for AR-15 upper receivers with Mil-Spec 1913 Picatinny rails.
If you’re looking for a light and versatile one-piece scope mount, the Aero Precision Ultralight is a great choice.
3. Burris AR-P.E.P.R. 1-Piece Extended Scope Mount
The Burris Proper Eye Position Ready (P.E.P.R.) is a precision-built scope that gives 2″ of forward-positioning. This allows for a good shooting posture and adequate eye relief.
This unit has locking levers for quick-detachable capabilities. It also has two Picatinny rails on the top of each ring in case you want to attach extra accessories.
- 1 “
If you want a cantilever style scope with more accessories for your rifle, this is the one you’ll want.
2. Nikon Black Precision 1 Piece Scope Mount
The Nikon Black is perfect for a long-range rifle. The four points of contact allow for a tighter grip to your scope which eliminates the need for lapping.
This scope mount is precision-machined and made of T6 aircraft-grade aluminum.
The price comes in right around $100. The Nikon Black Precision gives you the same high-end quality as the LaRue, but its lower price is what puts this mount higher on this list.
If you can’t afford the LaRue, but still want a higher-end scope mount, the Nikon Black Precision is an excellent choice.
1. Vortex Optics Hunter Riflescope Rings
Vortex Optics Rings are the bread and butter of quality, value, and affordability across all budgets.
The Vortex Hunter rings come in low, medium, and high designs. The aircraft-grade 6061-t6 aluminum makes this mount rugged and reliable. They accommodate Picatinny and Weaver rails, which makes this product versatile.
- Low – 1″ and 30mm
- Medium – 1″ and 30mm
- High – 1″ and 30mm
With a street value of $25 and a variety of different sizes to choose from, the Vortex Optics Hunter series gives you the best bang for your buck.
Well, there you have it! These are the five best rifle scope mounts available in 2019. Any of these scope mounts are great choices, but we encourage you to make your choice that is best suited for your needs. So, what are you waiting for? Make your choice and get your adventure started!