The Vortex QR 30mm cantilever scope mount is an efficient, cost effective, yet rugged solution for mounting all 30mm scopes.
If you are wondering why someone should consider the Vortex quick release scope mount, the reasons are numerous. For one, it allows fast transfer of the scope between rifles. Yes, each transfer will require that zero is double checked. In our experience this mount has had great consistent lockup. This means keeping track of the turrets between rifles is possible, which allows the ability to swap the optic between builds. Aside from that, we all know optics can fail. Should the glass break on your 30mm scope, the QR mount allows immediate removal of the optic without tools. Users can then use their iron sights or other form of backup aiming devices.
How does the QR 30mm cantilever mount compare to the Pro 2″ cantilever mount?
Aside from the price being less on the Pro Cantilever scope mount, it also only uses two nuts for attachment to a weapons receiver. This means removing the scope from a rifle does require some tools. For users who do not want the quick release function of the QR 30mm cantilever mount, the Pro cantilever mount might be a better fit. Both mounts are approximately the same size and weight and their fit, form, and functions compare similarly.
What weapon platforms will this cantilever mount excel on?
Generally speaking, a cantilever mount like this one is most at home on rifles like AR15’s. This is due to the height from the receiver to the centerline of the optic. Weapon platforms that have a step down from the receiver to the stock (like most bolt action rifles, lever action, Galil’s, AK’s etc.) are not ideal candidates for this mount. For platforms like these, separate precision rings in a lower centerline height may be the better option.