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Do any of you guys use a quick detach mount for your AR optics? Right now all I have is a red dot but am considering also getting a low power scope but would want to be able to swap them out without messing up zero. I am sure a red dot will not see much difference in zero provided I use a quality mount but am wondering about a scope.


I also see folks that only run a red dot and irons with quick detach. If you can run co-witness what's the point? Is there another reason I am not thinking of?

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I guess I've never seen the point of QD on an optic or scope.  The only thing I can see it being practical for is an optic magnifier.

I use ARMS QR mounts for my M1A for both optics because I have two seperate optics for that particular rifle. I use the Aimpoint M2 with an M68 mount for standard NATO ball ammo (for ranges 100 yds or less) and for long range I have my 3rd Gen Springfield scope dialed in for 168 grain FGMM. This gives me the greatest use without compromising.

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