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I would suggest angled mounts (Daniel Defense or Gear Sector) for your iron sights and mount them to the right of your scope.What's up yall,
So I finally got my optic (Vortex Viper PST 4-16) and a Larue LT-135 (1.93" from Center-Line) in for my Sig716 (16" Patrol in OD).
I am going to get a local shop to do the mount, but when I mocked up the setup at home, I'm wondering if I should do another mount (I'm keeping the optic - I like it too much).
I want to use my 716 for deer hunting, maybe out to 300 yards, 400 max. I'm in MD so those LOOOOONG shots aren't too easy to come by.
Problem I'm having is with eye relief. I bought the Larue LT-135 mount so I could keep the optic above my iron sights (I'd like to keep them as a backup).
The furthest I can get the scope back still requires me to put my cheek almost all the way to the front-end of the stock plastic to get proper eye relief. The only other option I can think of is to adjust the stock in a few clicks, but I'd rather keep it fully extended for shooting comfort.
Any suggestions on what I could do? I'm wondering if there is another high-mount QR one-piece mount that will get the scope back but also maintain the height I need to keep the scope above the iron sights. That LT-135 puts the optic awfully forward. As far as mounts go, I want a one piece QR and high quality. A local gun shop recommended the Burris PEPR but I'd be really pushing it with clearances since it's 1.5" from center. With the optic and the quick-throw magnification lever on the scope (you can see it in the pics) I think I need to be in the 1.7" or higher range.
Pics to come shortly.
Thanks in advance for suggestions.
Vader - it's a Larue LT-193 mount - gives plenty of room above the BUIS including a little room for a Vortex quickthrow lever...Man! I am looking at using a Viper PST 1-4x24 for my Sig 716. If the the eye relief is 4" thats a plus. So your mount places the scope high enough to eave the rear BUIS on. What mount is that? I live on MDES near Ocean City BTW. Thanks.
Why are you giving gun cleaning advice in a 7 month old thread about Scope Mounts? Just curious :lol: .If you are having any issues with a Sig 716 that is new, before you use it clean it thoroughly, this is absolutely essential as they come from the factory with a heavy grease/cosmoline type of protectant throughout any of the moving parts. I have read several articles and this is the advice of experienced Sig owners, I will tell you it is a must, once you start cleaning you will see what I mean, after cleaning they cycle like a dream.