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Old 09-20-2014, 01:30 PM
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Picking up my new (to me) Sport tomorrow & like the UTG Max Strength LE Grade mount. Question is which height - Med or High? Will be used for target & general shooting. Thanks in advance, Andy.
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For what optic?
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AR sights are about 1.5in tall. To be consistent that would be 1in tall rings with a 1in tube scope. Now if you've got some huge bell diameter that might require taller rings.

Suggest looking at a one piece mount for an AR platform.
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Made a deal on a Nikon P223 today so it'll be my optic.
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Medium height.

You won't be co-witnessing with that optic. So, it's better to have the scope as close to the bore as possible.
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Thank you to all for your help!
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Also, it doesn't bother some folks, but I'd replace the front sight with a low profile gas block. Even though it won't be much of an obstacle for a magnified scope, I'd still rather have a totally clean view.

A gas block can be had for around $30-$50.
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Thanks Rastoff. I made a deal yesterday on a Nikon P223 scope that will be mounted on a Primary Arms mount. Looking at handguards now sonce I have read the stock ones don't do much to block heat.
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