Vortex Precision QR Extended 30mm Cantilever Mount 1.45" - Arkayne

Vortex Precision QR Extended 30mm Cantilever Mount 1.45″


The mount you choose is the foundation for your rifle scope.

When it comes to choosing the correct scope mount, it can be daunting. We wanted to make it as simple for our customers as possible, so we have curated a few options that have worked well for us over the years.

The Precision QR cantilever scope mount from Vortex Optics fits that bill perfectly. Here are a few reasons we like to run this mount:

  • Each cantilever mount features Precision machining which means a perfect fit and finish in our firsthand experiences with these mounts
  • The Quick release mount enables quick installation or removal of rifle scopes
  • Lightweight design doesn’t add too much bulk to each rifle
  • Forward can’t allows ample rail space for secondary sighting systems, offset sights, or other accessories

For anyone looking for a quick attach 30mm scope mount, this might be a good fit. For folks who don’t need the quick release function, we would recommend considering the pro 30mm cantilever scope mount found HERE.

Available on backorder


Vortex 30mm Cantilever Mount

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. This 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 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.

Material 6061 T6 Aluminum
Finish Black Hard Coat Anodizing
Quick Release? Yes
Center Height Approximately 1.45″
Length Approximately 6″
Weight 8.9 Ounces
Scope Diameter 30mm
Frequently Asked Questions:

1.) Will this mount work with 1″ scope tubes? Answer: No, this mount will only work with scopes that have an outside diameter of 30mm.

2.) What platforms are best suited for this mount? Answer: AR15’s or any weapon platform that utilizes a flat top receiver in line with the stock. With that being said, it CAN work with other platforms but will simply require less cheek weld to see through the optic.

3.) Which mount should I buy: The quick release or the pro 30mm cantilever? Answer: We have both on our site because they are both solid options. The biggest benefit of the QR mount is the quick release capability. It also feels more rugged/beefy and a bit more refined than the 30mm pro cantilever mounts. Both are great options, ultimately it depends what your end goals and budget are.

4.) Are these scopes drop shipped from Vortex? Answer: No. What we have shown on the site is in stock unless stated otherwise. We want to get these optics and accessories to our customers as efficiently as possible. For that reason, we will continue to increase our inventory of these products.


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