American Defense Manufacturing AD Recon-S Scope Mount

AD Recon-S Scope Mount

For a few years, the American Defense Manufacturing AD-RECON series of scope mounts have been my “Best Value” recommendation for QD AR mounts. For me, the AD Recon lineup represents the line where cost and performance converge. The AD Recon is one of the best values in one-piece mounts.

The American Defense Manufacturing AD-RECON-S Scope Mount is made for putting high-power glass onto a flattop style AR-10, Bolt Action Rifle, and Lever Action Rifles. This mount is best suited for the AR-10 platform or Bolt Action Rifles that are in a chassis system with a full-length handguard covering the barrel. This mount will work with up to and including 56mm Objective Lenses.

The AD-RECON-S is a straight-up scope mount with no eye relief built-in. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock Lever system to accommodate both in-spec and out-of-spec rail systems. Available in 30mm and 34mm rings and either Black or Flat Dark Earth and either no MOA, 20MOA, or 30MOA built-in.

Available from  Brownells, Optics Planet, Primary Arms, EuroOptic,

AD Recon-S Scope Mount

From American Defense Manufacturing

Quick-release lever-lock system clamps solidly to flattop rail and will not work loose even under heavy recoil—the more force acting on the lever, the tighter it locks. Depress the release tab to swing the lever open, and the mount easily lifts off the rifle. Adjustable with a flat head screwdriver or even a coin for an ultra-secure, no-slip fit on almost any Picatinny or Weaver-style rail, including over-or under-sized commercial rails. The lever may be configured to lock to the front or the rear to suit the operator’s preference.

A large locking bar on the side of the mount engages the maximum amount of rail area, while the cross-bolt and two integral locking lugs ensure rock-solid engagement of rail slots to prevent movement under recoil. Five heavy-duty steel hex head screws (three on top, two on bottom) clamp the vertically split ring halves together. Cutouts in the ring sides and in the base reduce weight without sacrificing strength. Quick-Release Scope Mount one-piece base with the dual-lever system provides the same solid mounting and fast removal and reattachment.