Vortex 45 Degree Mount
The Vortex 45 Degree Mount is pretty simple when it comes down to it. It allows you to mount an optic, flashlight or any other rail accessory on a 45° angle. This can allow you to run an offset red dot while also having a scope mounted on your rifle.
This mount from Vortex attaches to any MIL-STD 1913 rail and provides a low profile way to put a secondary attachment point out beyond the rail.
What advantage does a 45° offset mount provide?
When building a rifle with a high-powered scope, sometimes a red dot is needed to achieve closer distance shooting. This allows you to slightly rotate your rifle to utilize an offset red dot for faster sight picture.
Are 45 degree mounts great for everyone?
Ultimately using a 45 degree mount is just one method for adding a backup red dot. There are other options on the market that mount on top of scope rings or mount at a lesser angle than 45 degrees. Ultimately, this mount is just a no-nonsense simple and durable way to add an offset dot to your rifle without spending too much. Offset dots are amazing when your primary optic is a scope of some flavor. This is especially true with DMR or RECCE builds.