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    I bought an offset one piece scope mount for my DPMS and after looking at pics all over the intertubes was wondering if it makes any difference it the offset leans forward or rearward.
    I mean as long as the eye relief if good it should make no difference?
    FWIW, I see most guys mount them with the offset leaning toward the muzzle rather than rearward toward the receiver..

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    Just dont "bridge" the handguard and reciever with the mount.
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    while you are correct in most cases it will lean forward.
    keep your head on the stock and forward.
    generic position...nose at the end of the charging handle

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    The only other issue I think that could crop up (besides those already mentioned) would be the 5, 10 or 20 MOA mounts that tilt the scope for distance shooting, reversing those I'm guessing could be bad
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    I tried on with a scope on my match rifle,
    I have conditioned myself with Irons to shoot nose to charging handle, brim of hat shading the rear sight (and I could focus on the front)

    however , even with the one piece mount a far forward as I could mount it, it was still to close,

    I ended up doubling up a set of rings and can now get the scope far enough forward to get the eye relief right, and my nose on the charging handle,


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    RIFLES WITH RAILS ...much easier to move the scope
    forward with another rail which also lifts it up.
    jp use to make a rail that was specific to allow forward
    mounting of big scopes. i have a couple of them.
    one design is 2 part. flat assembled one way, reverse
    the parts and it is a long range tilted base. so slick.

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    With the fixed power Weaver scope I chose the mount will fit either way, leaning forward or rearward and I can still get the eye relief I need (nose on or nearly touching handle) just wondering if the leaning forward trend I see is style only or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasdev View Post
    With the fixed power Weaver scope I chose the mount will fit either way, leaning forward or rearward and I can still get the eye relief I need (nose on or nearly touching handle) just wondering if the leaning forward trend I see is style only or what?
    I think most of the manufacturers show it as leaning forward in their literature and instructions. Being that most in the tactical crowd are very afraid of being "that guy" who puts things in/on backwards they just tend to follow the makers cue. Lord knows that one police woman and HK have yet to live that mistake down
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    Ha! What I thought..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mriddick View Post
    I think most of the manufacturers show it as leaning forward in their literature and instructions. Being that most in the tactical crowd are very afraid of being "that guy" who puts things in/on backwards they just tend to follow the makers cue. Lord knows that one police woman and HK have yet to live that mistake down
    there is a Bruce Willis movie Tears of the Sun that has a weapon Bruce is using with the sight mount or sight itself mounted backwards,

    it is a damn good movie (it has Monica Belluci in it, so cannot be too bad) despite the hardware issues
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