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I am building a PTR-91, and am installing the weld-on rail from HKParts.net. The scope I am thinking of using is a Millett DMS-1 or TMS-1 on a Burrris P.E.P.R. mount. Will this work, or should I mount it a different way or consider a different scope? Yes, I am using the MagPul PRS stock; no I will not consider a scope that I have to cash in my retirement in order to buy, and I want it to be low enough so I can maintain proper cheek weld. I know some people like to mount their scopes so high that they get a nosebleed when they go to look through it; I don't. Any input is appreciated.
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whats wrong with using a claw mount? i picked up one of these a while back:

Hensoldt ZF Model One Scope with HK Claw Mount - Original German Military Surplus Sniper Scope - Keepshooting®

you could look at one of these:

ARMS HK Claw Mount - HKPARTS.NET
I just prefer to be able to be able to pick up and handle all of my weapons the same; in other words, I don't want to have to crane my neck in a certain direction and lose cheek weld on a certain weapon. The MagPul PRS will help with some of that; cosmetically, I don't like the bulky look of the claw mount. Seems to sit too high for me.
 

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I got a rail mount on the MM23eK and was also looking at the Vortex Viper PST 1 to 4 and the Burris MTAC 1x4, along with the Elcan Spectra DR for too much more ($1800).
Would be interested in what you decide on.

When setting up the scope, if you remove (or don't have installed) the rear sight, then can get a lower scope mount. Have to watch some of the AR type mounts, as most raise the scope to the proper height for an AR with it's straight stock. The higher scopes work ok with a stock having a raised cheek piece, however, is a personnel preference issue.
Thanks for the info; I don't have the rear sight installed as of yet, but the rear sight piece is welded to the receiver (it came like that from PTR). With that, I'm thinking of using the Millett DMS-1 with Weaver Tactical mid-height rings. Now, that begs the question: since I will not have the rear sight installed, what can I do about the front sight? Do I have to leave the front sight ring in place, or is there a way to remove it, and make it a double ring setup? I know this will probably be a "one-off" build, but considering that parts are expensive and hard to come by anyway, and since this is a custom build, I don't see a problem with this. I haven't gotten to this point in the build yet, but I'd rather figure out what to do now, instead of holding up the build.
 

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Thanks for the info; based on your pic, I may go with the Burris PEPR mount and DMS-1. Your setup looks quite nice though, and I may go with the omitted front and rear sight and just use back-up sights with a quick release base and mount.
 
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