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Old December 29th, 2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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Bassett low or high picatinny mount?

I've heard you can still use your irons with the low mount. I can't decide which one to get. From researching I hear that the mount can be removed so easily that if you want to switch the irons you can in seconds. Which Bassett mount are you guy using?

Edit: Or should I get the Vltor CASV-14.


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Old December 30th, 2011, 04:57 AM   #2
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I have the high mount. I don't know if you can make it out on the picture. I am almost sure that you need the high mount in order to use your irons, with it in place, which is why I purchased mine. There may have been some other consideration I don't recall now, but I'm pretty sure you need the high mount. I'm a big fan of not tightening and loosening bolts any more than necessary. Not sure how big a deal it is in this application, but as a mechanic, I have always tried to avoid it, cause things eventually wear down, and you increase the odds that you'll screw up and strip something. That may be something to consider, if you expect to be transitioning between scope and irons. But on the other hand, because it re-zeros almost dead on, it may be the perfect excuse to get it, if you'll be doing that. I suppose, an extra bolt, and retainer is probably pretty cheap, and it would probably take a very long time, if ever, to have any problems, because the torque spec is so light. Anyway, I run the high mount, and it works great. I have removed and reinstalled it, and it pretty much holds it's zero dead on. There is only one bolt holding the unit on. Don't think I would want anything else.

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Old December 30th, 2011, 05:12 AM   #3
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I've heard you can still use your irons with the low mount. I can't decide which one to get. From researching I hear that the mount can be removed so easily that if you want to switch the irons you can in seconds. Which Bassett mount are you guy using?
I just ordered a Bassett low mount and should have it tomorrow! I will let you know if you can still use the irons.......Mr. Bassett said you cannot use the irons with the low....so more than likely you can't!

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Old December 30th, 2011, 12:02 PM   #4
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I got the High Mount an used low rings, my scope just sits above the rear sight...perfect for scope or opensights if I want without taking the scope off.
The Basset mount goes on an off easy an fast.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 11:42 PM   #5
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Now I can't decide if I should get a Bassett or the Vltor CASV-14.

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Old January 5th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #6
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I finally received the Basset Low Mount. As advertised, you can't use the open sights with it, however it is VERY easy to remove the mount. The mount is very robust. Here is a photo of it with a LaRue SPR-1.5 mount and Burris 4x12 scope. This mount is not ideal because I need to move the scope further forward. I will end up getting another LaRue I am sure. I think the lower you can keep the scope the better. The leather cheek pad is worthless. Right now I have 1.75" of neoprene padding on the stock to get a cheek weld. With a higher scope this padding would have to be even higher. Go low, stay low

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Old January 5th, 2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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Nice setup. I don't know anything about LaRue mounts and it's probably not possible but could you turn the mount around and get the relief you need?

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Old January 6th, 2012, 04:01 AM   #8
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No, unfortunately the left side of the mount is too narrow for the LaRue clamps. I guess this is a down side of the Basset. I can mount the LaRue either way on my AR.

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Old January 11th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #9
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I just placed an order for a Bassett low mount. I wanted to get a Vltor Casv-14 but it was mainly for looks and I wouldn't never mounted anything on it other than a scope.

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Old January 11th, 2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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I have both on 2 different rifles. I greatly prefer the low mount as it is more natural and feels a part of the rifle/scope if you know what I mean.

The high mount allows for using the sights....but not really...it ruins any quick target acquisition.

After shooting my M1As for so long I have decided I just love the sights and unless I am beyond 400 yards I leave the scope at home.

My opinion, get the low mount and pull it when you want to

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Old January 11th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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I bought it to see what my socom can do long range. You are right though, the factory irons are awesome.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #12
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They said 2-4 week wait for these mounts but they just shipped mine today. I'll get some pix up when I get it. Thanks

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Old February 2nd, 2012, 07:17 PM   #13
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I went with the Bassett Lows mount- Put it on the other week- WOW- besides the fact that it looks so great with the wood stock/ very retro look. it really works as it says it will.
You cannot use your irons per say- but i was tinkering with the idea of using a dermal on the "first" tooth and pop a notch in it. then sight out the front post with that at 100 yards/meters and see how that works.

I am waiting for my DWS cheek riser and then I am going to violate my girl and drill two holes in her. :-( but it is needed- I tried a voodoo tactical cheek riser- but it moves all around-

I will post a pic tomorrow if it comes in- that is her final touch (for now)

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Old February 2nd, 2012, 09:06 PM   #14
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go with the low mount. you dont need a cheek riser and if you want to use irons.....it is a quick release mount so that is not a problem.

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Old November 2nd, 2012, 04:43 PM   #15
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I'm using the Bassett, High Picatinny Mount
Low, 1/4" Burris Xtreme 30mm Rings
And a 8.5-25X50mm Scope
I don't need a Cheek Riser and I could use the Iron Sights if I'd like



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