Bet whomever broke it did so by trying to hammer the stripper clip guide off in the wrong direction.
I would try a bassett mount and a lightweight (16oz) scope like a leupold VX-R or Mark AR Mod 1. Have heard that basset mounts aren't as reliable with heavy 1.5-2+ pound scopes.
Proud Trumpkin and banned
from Election forum for not being enamored with Cruz