Vortex Pro Extended mount
The Vortex Pro Extended Mounts are a great option for anyone looking to mount a scope to their AR15 platform. Cantilever mounts are extremely rugged and easy to install. Often they are stronger and more resistant to damage versus rings in hard use scenarios. Cantilever mounts take up a minimal space on your rail, giving you more room for accessories and modifications. The Vortex Pro Extended Mounts are available in several different ring sizes. Be sure to pick the correct one for your current scope. Contact us with questions.
How does the pro extended cantilever mount compare to the Vortex QR 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 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.