Myth Busted: LaRue QD Scope Rings Do NOT Leave Marks

I posted a review over a year ago of DLOC scope mounts and rail thingers. Their big claim to fame was that their mounts didn’t leave any marks, unlike the competition. And to back up their claim they sent over a video of some LaRue mounts leaving marks on a section of m1913 rails, a video I popped on my YouTube channel to add to the article. Ever since then I have gotten comment after comment about how the LaRue mounts don’t actually do that, so I called LaRue and asked for a pair of mounts to try it out myself. They obliged, I tested, and now I can indeed call bullshit on that video . . .

There are some caveats here, though.

  1. The rail has to have a standard military spec finish, not just black paint.
  2. The mounts need to be properly adjusted (there are instructions and tools included).

But given those parameters, the mounts will not only work properly, but they won’t leave any permanent marks on the rails. There’s a bit of white grease on the mounts that will rub off on the rail, but a little nail polish remover and a Q-Tip and you’re good to go.

What do I mean by “work properly?” I mean that not only will they hold zero, but they will continue to do so after you take the scope off and put it back on again. Proof? Proof.

Within a reasonable margin, that is. I’ll have a full-blown review coming up shortly, but for now all you need to know is that it looks like these things are as awesome as advertised. Ted Nugent approved, even.