American Rifle Company M3 Scope rings


The American Rifle Company is manufacturing an interesting ring design which is designed to put less stress on the scope than conventional rings.

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  • DaveR

    I don’t understand the concept. Every scope ring I have has the screws tangent to the scope (??)

  • See for a complete explanation.

    All other rings have a screw axis that is parallel and offset to a line which is tangent to the scope tube. American Rifle’s rings have a screw axis that truly tangent (no offset) to the scope tube. Thus, the top half of the ring (cap) is pulled down over the scope tube and works more like a strap rather than like a traditional ring cap having corners that are forced into the scope tube, often damaging it.

    American Rifle’s rings make sense in a world where $1000+ scopes are not uncommon. Marring or denting a Schmidt & Bender tube would be rather disappointing.