The Vortex Pro Extended 30mm cantilever scope mount is an efficient, cost effective, yet rugged solution for mounting all 30mm scopes.
We chose to add the vortex pro 30mm cantilever mount to our website because it is a simple, rugged, and reliable mounting solution for rifle scopes on AR15 platforms. This scope is a great price, delivers exactly what users need, and is extremely reliable.
How does the pro extended 30mm cantilever mount compare to the Vortex QR 30mm 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.