Anyone tried a Loopy Mark 4 CQ/T on their AR?

Anyone tried a Loopy Mark 4 CQ/T on their AR?

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    Anyone tried a Loopy Mark 4 CQ/T on their AR?

    I picked up this neat 1-3X a couple years ago on a whim, thinking I'd put it on one of my Colts, but never got around to it. My question pertains to mounting. I would like to mount it on an M4, and I see Leupold makes both a quick release throw-lever mount, as they call it, for around 110, and flat mount with screw fasteners that's around 40 bucks. Which mount is better? Does the quick release really true back up? What about height above the sight plane - does the front sight distort the optical picture with both or either mount? I'd like to go with the quick release, so if the optic was damaged, I could just take it off and put the handle back on, but not if it doesn't maintain zero.
    I thought about posting this on the ar15.com site, but, after searching first and reading a lot of sort of related threads, decided I haven't done enough combat tours of the super mall yet. They'd run me out on a rail!
    So, I humbly beseech thee, boonie cap in hand.
    Sharing your experiences with me would be much appreciated.


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    First off, no experience with that particular mount, but a couple of thoughts with you.

    I have used Leupold's quick release on a flat top M-16, after a while the rifle did lose its zero, not sure if that was the scopes fault or the mounts, but we are talking about thousands of rounds in a day before that happened.

    I'd probably go with the screw mount myself, but thats just me. If your optic breaks your best bet is to find a set up back-up sights that you can have on the weapon while the optic is on too.

    As far as sight plane, I'd have to check with that particular model, but a Trijicon ACOG sits pretty low on a M16A4, and neither the laser unit nor front sight post disrupts the field of view. In fact the only time I remember seeing the front sight in it is when I'm looking through it at an odd angle.

    But the lower you can mount it with a clear view the better.

    Boonie covers however, are another story.
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    Buckeye, thanks very much! Glad to hear the front sight post doesn't get in the way - I figured it's probably out of the focal plane, but it's good to know the ACOG was OK. I like your idea of BU sights, but don't know of any way to finagle that if I mount the Mark 4 "permanently," as it pretty well blocks the whole sighting plane above the rifle. Maybe there are options I'm unaware of...

    Appreciate the post!

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    No problem, sorry its not more help, but they issue ACOGS these days with most rifles.

    As far as back up's, there are some really low designs out there depending on the height of your optic. But sometimes its just not an option. Truth be told most of the guys I know don't really have any back-up on them if their optics break, its down to just point shooting basically. Which for under 100 yards with an M-16 isn't really an issue.
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    No better mount than this one LaRue Tactical

    Here's what everyone is mounting their Loopy Mk4 CQT on these day's.

    There is no loss of zero no matter how times you take this off and on if your tighten right. It's a throw lever mount and is rock solid. For an additonal $40 you'll have the best in the undustry of mounting solutions.

    HERE: LaRue Tactical CQT Mount QD LT106
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    +1 on the Larue Tactical mount. If you want a mount that is quick release will hold zero, and is all around the best tactical scope mount around, go with the LaRue. You'll pay more, but it is WORTH EVERY PENNY! You cannot go wrong with any LaRue mounting products. On my $2K custom built race AR from JP Rifles, a LaRue mount is what I use with my scope.
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    Thanks guys!!

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    Here's the link with the Mk4 Loopy and the mount.

    HERE: Leupold Mark 4 1-3x14mm CQ/T with LaRue Tactical QD Mount LT106
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