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Well, the Mk 4 rings I have are not high enough.  The ones shown here look like they might be TPS HRT rings - are they?  If so, what height?  

I’m considering the TPS TSR rings. Sighting wise, the High should be good, but I may need the extra high for adequate clearance to grab the scope as a handle, especially if wearing light gloves.  These rings in aluminum seem like a good direction for this project.

Pondering the plan....

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Originally posted by Atlas Shrug Atlas Shrug wrote:

Well, the Mk 4 rings I have are not high enough.  The ones shown here look like they might be TPS HRT rings - are they?  If so, what height?  

I’m considering the TPS TSR rings. Sighting wise, the High should be good, but I may need the extra high for adequate clearance to grab the scope as a handle, especially if wearing light gloves.  These rings in aluminum seem like a good direction for this project.

Pondering the plan....

Atlas Shrug

The rings I used in the picture are indeed TPS HRT High rings, item number TPS40522.

To use the scope as a carry handle, extra high rings would work better:

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

To use the scope as a carry handle, extra high rings would work better:

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Originally posted by Atlas Shrug Atlas Shrug wrote:


Yep, those are the ones I already put on my list.

Now all I need is a Labor Day Sale later this week......

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So with the Labor Day sale, I now have one of the BDC scopes soon to be on its way to me....

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Well I messed up the quote formatting once again....

"So with the Labor Day sale, I now have one of the BDC scopes soon to be on its way to me...."

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Let me know how you like it.  I've been shooting with mine for a little bit now and I like it.

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Light as this ne Ultralight is i still prefer the features of my SWFA 3 - 15 x 42 SS rifle scope. 

I need a mil graduated reticle for use with my rangefinder binoculars that give me a mil hold readout for my particular rifle and cartridge.

Will this new Ultralight soon have the nice SWFA mil reticle?

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Well, the scope I purchased during the Labor Day sale arrived, and I think I'm going to like it. 

I've not had the chance to take it to the range yet, but after mounting it on the upper I intend to use it on I have a very good feeling about it. 

It's so balanced and well proportioned on a svelt AR-15.  I have it on a 16" lightweight upper (Voodoo Innovations Ultralight barrel - basically a slightly slimmed down pencil profile, plus MI Gen3 Light Weight handguard). The complete scoped rifle only weighs right at seven pounds (all standard components, nothing of special lightweight intent other than the thin VDI barrel and the SWFA scope).

To mount the SWFA scope to the upper receiver, I used the Burris XTR Signature rings because:

a. they were in stock (unlike the TPS rings I originally planned to try)
b. I thought the height might be enough (1.25" to scope center in this case)
c. the Pos-Align aspects of these rings might be good for this application
d. they have six screws/ring, and a correspondingly larger contact area with the scope

The last two characteristics above may help minimize any tolerance concerns when mounting the scope on an AR with two rings instead of a single base/mount, and then using the scope as a carry handle.

So far, the handling and balance seem excellent.  Although light, the scope seems very well put together, has very bright glass, and what I expect will be a very useful reticle (at least for my purposes). 

It seems that the "scope as a carry handle" method may work nicely.  I do not have small hands, but my hands and fingers are somewhat thin and I have no problem carrying the rifle by the scope. The 0.75" distance from the top of the rail to the bottom of the scope tube provided by the Burris rings gives adequate clearance.  I think less (like 0.675" as some have) would be a problem, and 1" would be more than necessary.  Thus for me the 0.75"-0.875" range is likely perfect, unless wearing winter gloves.

These rings also place the sight line of the scope down about 0.25" from where most single piece mounts put it (1.5" versus my 1.25").  I always prefer the sight line a little lower than most others seem to, and I can even handle it down to just over 1" (I have a background in smallbore rifle and thus I always had a very low, very firm cheek position/cheek pressure preference). The net 1.25" height here works quite well for me.

I'll see how the setup works on live fire at the range and in the field and report back.  Given prior SWFA scope experiences and the earlier reviews of this scope, I have high expectations.

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i just got one of these but in the 50 yd parallax version for my 22LR. it is a very nice scope, quite comfortable to look through, very clear. the local squirrels put a notice on Bookface that it was not a good thing...
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Bought a second one last week for another 17 HMR. Bucky
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Here's a review from my buddy Joe (who goes by the handle "Pirate Joe" here on OT) for this scope:

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I always get a kick out of Joe's YouTube videos.  Informative yet irreverent.

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Yeah Joe really has a way with words. He's a master story-teller, a poet with a penchant for weaving a tapestry of beautiful words that bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a functioning soul.
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"nailed that sh#t"  haha
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  Lol , thanks for liking the review guys ! It really is a very impressive scope . I heard that a forum I believe it's " 24 Hour Vaginal Itch Campfire" or something like that had said the eye relief was a problem .
   Absolutely untrue , I test a lotta scopes and this one is just like the other 90% of them . Very comfortable and plenty long . One of the Really nice touches was I was able to change from the lowest to the highest magnification without having to adjust the camera setup. 
   I think Chris nailed it with this scope . There were 7-8 guys at the rifle range early last week when I took one out to show a guy , it quickly shut the shooting line completely down as guys came over to check it out . It was more interesting to see them react to the sharp image than the weight . They just kept looking at it like the first time they had seen a holo sight. 
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Hey Joseph, now that you’re retired and have nothing but time on your hands, you need to hang around these parts more often. We need more of your colorful brand of humor!


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 It's either here or Campfire Anal Itch forum . I think this is better 
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Mr Atlas, how about a picture of your rifle with your new scope.  I think we would all like to see it.  :)
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Originally posted by Pirate Joe Pirate Joe wrote:

 It's either here or Campfire Anal Itch forum . I think this is better 

If I've heard it once, I've heard it a thousand times...this place is indeed way better than anal itch.

So, we got that going for us...which is nice!
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. Yeah I have a hard time remembering that Forums name . I know it's got the words like Campfire , Or Panty Waste , or 24 hour penis envy in it . I'm just a lil fuzzy on the details . 
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Good intel there, Joe!

And as per usual, spoken with the eloquence and grace you're well-known for, sir!
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I've told a few on here the story about the time we were up in the TX panhandle shooting prairie dogs, and after lunch on a particularly slow day of shooting, we spent the remainder of the day hunting for a midget little person for you to get a "selfie" with.

So many really funny -- and usually totally devoid of anything remotely "PC" -- events occurred when hanging out with Joe... and I'm eternally grateful for that. That's the thing about Joe; he's gloriously un-PC and doesn't give the first schitt what anyone thinks about it! Hilarious dude and a great friend!
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One thing common to every single occasion I've spent hanging out with Joe is by the time the adventure is over, I'm completely worn out from laughing so hard, so much. The guy is truly one of the funniest people I've ever met. In a lot of respects, his personality and sense of humor reminds me of Brandon (Bigdaddy), and I have no doubt those two would get along great.
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