Halo on a bolt gun?

PlinkIt

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Anyone put a Halo LR or 25 on a bolt gun? Have to move towards different mounts? I see bobro makes one with a ton of cantilever, and wondering if it's necessary.
 

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Just ordered this mount in anticipation of getting a Halo-LR. No idea how it’s going to workout. Hoping others pipe up in terms is there success mounting to a bolt gun. It appears to have plenty of cantilever, that’s for damn sure.
 

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If it can be mounted far enough to the rear with out having to crawl up the stock like a monkey it might work.
Adjustable cheek piece is pretty much a given since most everything thermal and Nightvision is made for AR rifles.🙄
 

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IIRC @Travis224 got a HALO-LR during the group buy, specifically because we talked and decided it would work better on a bolt gun.

Hopefully, he will be along to tell us how it worked out.

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Worst case, Ive run thermals on bolt guns by putting a riser on there and reversing it. And that works, though it does certainly "change" the cheek/stock weld. But the Halo mount is further forward on the housing than the trijicon, hence we thought it would work. Proof is in the eating.
 
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Excellent, exactly what I was wanting to know. Got a LR coming the end of the week and didn't know if I should be ordering the cantilever mount as well.

Thanks guys
 

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if you need to raise the cheek weld use mole skin. Works well and fast, and if you change your situation just take it off. that and duct tape work great.
 

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Works good for me. I built this gun for night time use and I use all kinds of optics on it including halos and reaps. Adjusting the cheek height is a must. Or if you don’t have an adjustable cheek you can use pool noodles cut in half. That works great too!

Jay
 

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I have a halo LR mounted on a ruger M77 in 22-250 is works great. can ding a 10 inch plate at 450 no problem. The clarity is impressive and weight of the optic is the lightest optic in its class. I have both the LR and the 25 each shine in different situations. the halo 25 i like for sounders of pigs and the LR is great for longer single item engagements. I had a MK3 and that was the only scope that could hang with the the LR as far as clarity and legs but it was a brick on the gun. I did like the zoom knobs of the mk2 and mk3 best of any optic on the market. Finger banging buttons that are close together at night is a pain in the butt.
 

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Tried putting the Halo LR on a couple bolt guns, and had some observations

I actually found that the bolt of a Christensen arms MPR (basically a rem700) would hit the ADM mount if I left it hanging off the rear of the rail at all. So either I had to push it back up until it was at least flush, or consider shorter throw bolt action.

Decided to put it in a fix rifle and that seems to work well.