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wrx04
02-23-2012, 22:18
I'm looking to pick up an aimpoint H-1 and DD mount for my 6920. I'm pretty new to AR's. Is this something i can install myself, or do i need to pay a gunsmith to do it?

BBJones
02-23-2012, 22:45
You can do it yourself.

Screw mount to optic, then mount to rail. Not much to it. Go slow don't over-tighten mount to the H1. Use some loctite on the little screws that attach the mount to the H1.

As for where to place the H1 on your receiver, I like it forward over the magwell.

Nolashooter
02-24-2012, 04:06
You certainly can do it yourself. The suggestion of using Loctite is a very good one. There is nothing worse than getting your optic zeroed and after a hundred rounds or so suddenly start not hitting anything only to realize your screws have come loose. You really feel like a rookie when that happens.

RatDrall
02-24-2012, 04:28
Like said, use REMOVABLE locktite and hand tighten, don't torque too much.

Installing an Aimpoint is simple. Enjoy!

fx77
02-24-2012, 07:02
DIY and I bet U can find a video on U tube for help

wrx04
02-24-2012, 08:11
Does it matter where you mount it, or is that a personal preference? Im guessing i remove the carry handle and it bolts right on?:dunno:

Chowser
02-24-2012, 08:24
Yes, remove your carry handle. Where you mount it is where it works best for you. Some like it all the way forward, some all the way back. Me personally, I have it right up against my rear backup iron sight.

eracer
02-24-2012, 08:33
Blue loctite. You can use red, but it's harder to remove, and isn't really needed for optic mounts.

svtpwnz
02-24-2012, 08:35
Yes, remove your carry handle. Where you mount it is where it works best for you. Some like it all the way forward, some all the way back. Me personally, I have it right up against my rear backup iron sight.

Me too, right up against the rear sight. The optic is probably one of the easiest things to add to an AR, especially if it is an EoTech with ARMS throw levers.:cool:

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr7/honkonthree/photobucket-15169-1327511451967.jpg
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr7/honkonthree/photobucket-4172-1327002448337.jpg

kodiakpb
02-24-2012, 20:53
Does it matter where you mount it, or is that a personal preference? Im guessing i remove the carry handle and it bolts right on?:dunno:

For actual room clearing, forward is better. The reason for this is better peripheral vision for threat identification.

BBJones
02-24-2012, 21:48
Me too, right up against the rear sight. The optic is probably one of the easiest things to add to an AR, especially if it is an EoTech with ARMS throw levers.:cool:

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr7/honkonthree/photobucket-15169-1327511451967.jpg
http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr7/honkonthree/photobucket-4172-1327002448337.jpg

In the second picture you have the EOTech mounted incorrectly. It should never bridge the upper and the rail. Also, ARMS mounts are notoriously brittle. I would never own an optic with them built in.

OP shouldn't have any problems as an H1 is much shorter. I like mine mounted over the magwell.

Minnow
02-24-2012, 22:54
It's a do it yourself job, but some do better jobs than others. I'm anal about scope installs and in the case of my Aimpoint M68 onto AR-15 install for example , I used a set of bubble levels. One was sat on the flat top upper and the other was placed on to the elevation adjustment once the turret cap was removed. I leveled it perfect and then used a Wheeler Fat Torque Wrench to torque all screws to spec. I used removable loctite on the screws during the install.