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.
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.
The Scalarworks LEAP Scope Mount is one of the lightest quick-detach riflescope mounts on the market. The LEAP scope mount is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and uses 4140H steel hardware for absolute rigidity that results in a near-seamless integration between your rifle and optic. Scalarworks LEAP mounts are designed using two of the most efficient structures in engineering, the tubular boom, and I-beam bridge. These structures not only add strength and impact resistance to the mount but also allow for significant weight reduction. Additionally, LEAP Scope Mounts feature the Scalarworks’ LevelDrive screw that ensures that your scope is always perfectly level when in the mount.
A Stronger, Lighter and Easier-to-Use Optics Mount
When it comes to rifle-mounted optics, having a quick-detach option can be a game-changer in the field. This allows users to swap to a back-up sight option easily without a mounted scope getting in the way of their close-range shots. The Scalarworks LEAP Scope Mount is designed to provide shooters with this functionality.
Each Scalarworks LEAP Scope Mount is machined from hardened 7075-T6 billet aluminum and uses a precision-machined hinge that surrounds an optic. The company’s Quantum Quick-Detach mechanism protects against recoil while also striking a balance between the torque needed for a secure hold onto a rifle while also allowing it to be detached in less than 3 seconds.
Fits 30mm and 34 mm main-body tubes
Weight: 5.46 to 5.56 ounces
Made in the USA
Other stand-out features of the Scalarworks LEAP Scope Mount is a scalloped design that both lightens and strengthens the mount, as well as wider rings that provide increase surface area for more secure mounting.
LevelDrive Scope Leveling Screw
Features of the Scalarwork’s LEAP Scope Mount
One of the most notable features of the Scalarworks LEAP Scope Mount is the ring design. Unlike most riflescope mounts and rings that utilize a separating ring system, the LEAP Scope Mount utilizes a high-strength precision hinge that ensures even pressure around the optic. The Scalarworks ring secures using twin oversized shoulder screws for enhanced rigidity and weight reduction.
Scalarworks knows that every weapon’s system should be streamlined and that’s why they developed their ClickDrive quick-detach mechanism that eliminates the need for protruding levers, bolts, and knobs that are often unpleasant contact points and tend to get caught on clothing and gear. The ClickDrive mechanism is also intuitive, self-adjusting, and completely recoil proof.
Im a big advocate of scope levels. I look forward to getting a Vortex Flare on one of my rifles.
The Vortex Riflescopes Flare Illuminated Bubble Level is everything you ever wanted in a scope level. Low-signature, rear-facing illumination with three intensity levels ensures optimal visibility in all light conditions. The recessed push-button control is easily accessed from a shooting position. The integrated Picatinny rail mount attaches easily and keeps the level low and trim. It can be mounted and removed with the riflescope on or off your rifle. SKU: FBL-1
Battery – Flare Illuminated Bubble Level utilizes an LR621 battery. The Vortex Riflescopes Flare Illuminated Bubble Level is made in the USA.
What is the Purpose of a Scope Level
Your rifle when properly set up is using the vertical and horizontal plane as a frame of reference. When you shoot the force of gravity will be at work pulling your bullet towards the earth. Should you want to shoot out further gravity has more time to impact the bullet and you may need to make a correction (hold over or dial your turret) in order to impact your target. Should you cant your rifle it will no longer be in the correct frame of reference so your corrections may not be as accurate as you desire. Having a level gives you the opportunity to make sure you are correctly positioning your rifle and makes sure your corrections will be as intended.
I pictorial of my BOBRO Scope Mount. The “BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended” model to be exact. Like my BOBRO Bipod this BOBRO Mount is one of my favorite pieces of gear for AR15, AR-10 and 308AR. There was a time not to long ago that these too were difficult to come by. In fact if you wanted to obtain one it was easier to get your hands on the Trijicon private labeled version than the named BOBRO version. Today there are many alternative versions from BOBRO readily available from Trijicon on Amazon and BOBRO branded from Brownells. I should add that if you click that Amazon link there is a bottom view of the Trijicon mount that displays the BOBRO branding.
Top View – BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended
Side View – BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended
Top View Disassembled – BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended
Bottom View – BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended
Side View Disassembled – BOBRO Precision Optic Mount 1″, Slightly Extended
From the BOBRO website
BOBRO Scope Mount Description
The Precision Optic Mount provides a rock solid, repeat zero scope interface for your weapon platform. It features the Patented [US Patent 8,567,105] BLAC™ lever system which requires no manual adjustment to attain a proper, rock solid engagement on a 1913 Picatinny rail.
The Precision Optic Mount features the Patented [US Patent 8,567,105] BLAC™ lever system which was designed around the following parameters:
Must be compatible with any 1913 Specification Rail, to include systems that are out of specification (within reason) and this includes Weaver rails.
Must be completely tool and user adjustable free. It needs to be 100% self contained and mate securely to any rail without the user having to tailor the pressure/engagement position.
Must lock with enough pressure to positively attach any device or optical instrument to a rail without movement, static or dynamic forces not withstanding.
The rail must not experience any deformation due to user error. This must include synthetic (plastic/polymer/composite) rail systems.
Auto Index capability. The device must also index parallel to the bore. The unit must always repeat the forward shift (recoil forces direction of influence) not only to maximize zero repeatability, but to take this step of installation out of the users initial mounting sequence. Index must be redundant.
Unit must not shoot loose due to improper mounting or a mechanical bottoming out.
The system must incorprate a safety that prevents the lever from being accidentally opened. The safety must be able to be manipulated in conjunction with the lever rotation, so that only one hand is required to open it.
The unit will utilize constant force to ensure required pressure in all conditions. The force must be substantial to prevent any shift forward/aft left/right.
The pressure must be applied in a linear direction centered in the main body to prevent cocking of the mount.
It must be easy to manipulate by gloved or fatigued hands.
It must be extremely robust, and withstand shock and impact to the system housing.
There were others, but by listing them we would compromise our trade secrets.
Materials & Construction
The Precision Optic Mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 mil-spec anodized black for a rock hard lasting finish.
6061 T6 Aluminum
Type 3 Hard coat black anodizing
Weighs only 7.5 ozs!
Made in the USA!
The Precision Optic Mount has the following specifications: