Pivot mount for the whole scope

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    Pivot mount for the whole scope

    Hi everyone, I saw recently (although unfortunately, I don't remember where...) a picture of a rifle with what looked like a 1-4 scope, but rolled off to the side (just like they do with those EOTech 3X magnifiers, only the whole scope was swiveled, not just a magnifier) and the backup irons were up. I thought this was kind of cool and was wondering if you all know who makes a mount like that. I have been searching like crazy and all I can find are the mounts for those EOTech magnifiers. Would you just like buy two of those and put them one in front of the other or what?

    Thanks!

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    A quick search using my google-fu for "flip scope mount" brought up a bunch of 30mm rings that can flip to the side. I don't see any one piece mounts that are meant to do that, but two rings would work.

    My main question though, would be why?
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    I used a swivel mount for a magnifier in front of an eotech on the rifle I used in the military. It worked well for a magnifier, which didn't need to be zeroed. I wouldn't trust it for a scope, you might as well just pull the whole thing off as you'll have to recheck your zero every time you move it. Not to mention it could move a little bit by itself. There's a small amount of play in the mount that would be a big deal with a riflescope.

    If you're just looking to be able to use irons, there are good solid mounts that have a channel, which will allow you to do it. I wouldn't mount a scope on a swivel.

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I'm not being sarcastic either, I'm new to rifles and was wondering about it, so I appreciate the input.

    I thought about the zeroing problem, but I also read on a forum that this dude didn't have any zeroing problems when flipping his scope out and back in. The slight movement is a good point though. Even really slight shifting can make a big difference from far away.

    My answer to "why" was I was just thinking about possibly building a new rifle for "tactical" applications. SHTF/"WROL" style, mainly just for fun, and hoping and praying I won't ever have to use it besides for training and range use. I've already decided on rifle, optics, other setup, etc., but my main reason for this was a sort of a "what if my optic dies and I don't have any replacement batteries on me" type situation where my BUIS would be the way to go. I had just about made up my mind on a QD mount when I saw that picture and thought "huh... interesting."

    Thanks again for the opinions and hope to hear more.

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