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Old 09-02-2020, 03:26 PM
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So I've an RAR in OD with the pic rail, and I tried to mount a scope using a set of Weaver rings. The scope is an SWFA, and height isn't the problem, as the clearance is fine. The back ring is as far back as possible.

When I shoulder the rifle and aim, I can't get a good sight picture without craning my head forward very uncomfortably. I have quite a few neck issues, so it could easily be me, but what do I need to do to get the scope about an inch, maybe a small bit more, closer to my eye? I've seen some AR scope mounts, with the rings offset I think they call it, would something like that work?

https://www.primaryarms.com/primary-...e-mount-1-inch

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Old 09-02-2020, 03:40 PM
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So I've an RAR in OD with the pic rail, and I tried to mount a scope using a set of Weaver rings. The scope is an SWFA, and height isn't the problem, as the clearance is fine. The back ring is as far back as possible.

When I shoulder the rifle and aim, I can't get a good sight picture without craning my head forward very uncomfortably. I have quite a few neck issues, so it could easily be me, but what do I need to do to get the scope about an inch, maybe a small bit more, closer to my eye? I've seen some AR scope mounts, with the rings offset I think they call it, would something like that work?

https://www.primaryarms.com/primary-...e-mount-1-inch

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My friend had the same situation with a different rifle/scope. He used the off-set mount, like your example. He used an Aero precision mount. It was successful. He uses it to this day with no problems.
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There are a number of company's that make nice cantilever style rings/mounts without going to an AR type scope mount. Look at BKL and a few others, that way you can just extend the rear ring.
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:00 PM
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Going the compact length cheek adapter would get you in a bit closer to the eye. Might cramp up your arm, depending how tall you are.
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Friend of mine has some fairly severe neck issues and has had the same problem. He tried the cantilever scope rings reversed, and it works wonders for him. Looks kinda odd, but if it works, it works!
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You could try a scope with longer eye relief. Not sure what it is on the scope your using.
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https://gun.deals/product/25-cantile...de-4tthpq4s-20 just put it on backwards
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Old 09-03-2020, 07:14 AM
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Assuming this is for a rimfire with dovetails. One of the styles BKL offers would take care of you needs.
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Its anRAR with a rail.
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Amazon has the Weaver AR style offset mount for $51.00 plus free shipping. I have three of these for my AR style rifles.
Amazon also has the 2 piece offset AR style mount for $23.95 plus free shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/Weaver-Thumbn...9140483&sr=8-2

https://www.amazon.com/Monstrum-Offs...141187&sr=8-27
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Lots of options for extension rings. These work ok but may not work with large front scope bell.
https://outdoors.natchezss.com/bests...xtension-Rings
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I just ran into the same problem, I needed to move the scope closer almost 2". I had a little room to move back but not enough. And having special moa adjustable rings so changing rings was not an option.

So I put both rings on the far side of the erector block, this worked very well for eye distance. Plus it gives a clearer view of the scope knobs. The old match rifles were like this when the scope rings were mounted on the barrel. Just my 2 cents for a quick fix.

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Old 09-03-2020, 06:38 PM
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Thanks for all the advice!

The scope objective is 42, I don't see too much of an issue there. I'd like to just pick up the PA set I linked to, but they are out of stock, like so many other things now. (anyone have a box or two of 9mm Hornady Crit Defense for sale? )

I'll check out other branded offset mounts, and indeed backwards seems the way to go.

Southern1, I'll be honest and say I think I know what you are talking about, but I'm probably mistaken. Do you mean putting both rings on one side of the turrets so the scope can be further back? I remember my father had a rifle like that, long ago.

Again, thank you all for the help.
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Old 09-03-2020, 06:59 PM
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Yes both rings on one side of the turrets. I switched from a Mueller 8-32 to a new Athlon 10-40. While the Scopes are similar in size the position of the turrets was vastly different. The rings are within 1/4" of the old position, but instead of straddling the turrets (like normal), both rings are on the far side of the turrets. Kinda nice, no ring in the way of seeing the markings on the turrets and the cant level bubble.

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Ask Ruger if they have a shorter stock pad configuration or something on that order that would alleviate your problem.
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