High Mount VS Low Mount Red Dot Optic Setup

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Should you mount the red dot sight high or low? This quick guide will breakdown the difference between high mount vs low mount to fit your setup.

When To Use A High Mount

mk18 with aimpoint micro h1

Good times to use a high mount:

Firearms work well with high optic mounts:

Or install low mount on a riser adapter

When To Use A Low Mount

benelli m4 with trijicon rmr

Low mount works well when:

  • If there is offset distance between top rail and stock cheek weld
  • Use low mount if tall mount on your rifle maybe too tall 
  • Works for offset red dot sight as well

Firearms work well with high optic mounts:

If you find these subtle information valuable, please check out our detailed red dot sight guide here