View Full Version : Mounts for Leupold Mark IV

01-28-2010, 12:20 PM
Hey everyone, this is my first post so excuse me if its a dumb question.

I'm in the process of building an AR308 (I think that's what's its called). I have a dpms complete upper on order with an A3 flattop. I'm getting ready to order a leupold mark 4 4.5-12 LR and I don't know what height the mount are supposed to be. Also, what do I need to make the scope quick release? Do I even want to do that? Also, I'm getting the daniel defense 12" rail if that matters.

Thanks in advance for any responses.


Black Majik
01-28-2010, 12:28 PM
Pick up a 30mm Larue SPR mount (LT-104)

01-28-2010, 12:32 PM

never tried those, but think imma get the Larue. looks nice...and read very good reviews on it.

01-28-2010, 12:35 PM
Oops, to clarify, I know its supposed to be 30mm I was wondering about the height

01-28-2010, 12:36 PM
which upper do you have and what buttstock do you plan on using. i've shot the LR308 upper with the elevated picatinny mount on standard MK4 rings (medium) and i have perfect cheeckweld using a standard A2 stock.

01-28-2010, 12:41 PM
I got the dpms a3 upper and I plan on getting the magpul prs 308 buttstock. Dang, that larue mount is expensive!

01-28-2010, 12:59 PM
Dang, that larue mount is expensive!

IMHO it is worth it too.:D

Black Majik
01-28-2010, 1:19 PM
Oops, to clarify, I know its supposed to be 30mm I was wondering about the height

Mounts for the AR are usually pretty high since the stock goes straight back. A few options. You can use high or extra high rings depending on your preferences. You can use a riser with medium rings (so you can play musical chairs with your optics). You can also use 1-pc mounts.

Burris has a more cost effective 1-pc mount, the P.E.P.R which will do the same as the Larue for general shooting.

Your target height is approx. 1.3" - 1.6" from what I've seen. Good luck.

01-28-2010, 6:21 PM
American Defense Recon series mount are a real good deal.

Thet are moderately priced and are quick detach.

01-29-2010, 12:41 AM
That's exactly what I wanted to know magik, thanks!! I've been staring at the larue mount all day, I think I may just have to skip lunch this month. So I may be buying on your opinion 5986!!