American Defense Recon 30mm Scope Mount - QD Auto Lock Lever - Black

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If you are buying high quality glass for your rifle, a high-quality scope mount is something you should not skimp on. The American Defense Recon Mount is designed for scopes with a 30mm tube diameter and up to 56mm objective lens. This American Defense mount is low profile to get the center of the optic as close to bore as possible. Featuring the ADM Auto Lock lever system for quickly attaching and detaching your scope without losing zero. The quick detach lever offers plenty of adjustability for use on picatinny rails whether they are Mil-Spec or not. The cantilever design allows you to place the scope farther forward giving you more room to adjust for the perfect eye relief. The ADM Recon Mount 30mm is the scope mounting solution for your AR-15 that you have been looking for.

  • 30mm scope rings
  • Cantilever design for optimal eye relief
  • Quick detach lever system
  • Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Hardcoat anodized finish
  • Places optics at 1.47” central height
  • Fully adjustable
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Manufacturer’s lifetime warranty

The American Defense Recon quick detach scope mount is machined from durable 6061-T6 aluminum with a hardcoat anodized finish for a long service life. In addition, it comes with American Defense’s lifetime warranty.

American Defense Manufacturing was founded by shooting enthusiast with a desire to build high quality products for shooting enthusiasts. What resulted from their hard work is the patented QD auto lock system that is featured on many of their scopes. Every one of their products are designed and made in the United States with one goal in mind; customer satisfaction.
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BrandAmerican Defense
FinishHardcoat Anodized
Manufacturer.American Defense
Optic Type30mm
PlatformM1913 Picatinny
Quick ReleaseQuick Release
Ring Width0.98 in
Separation Inner2.52 in
Separation Outer4.48 in
Weight8.4 Oz

WARNING: This Product can expose you to chemicals which is known to state of California to cause Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information, see

Ratings & Reviews

32 reviews


Mount AR/AD Recon


I received my order fast and packing was great. The mount is perfect and looks great on my BCM JACK carbine/with 1x4 optic.

Scope mount AD


I think its better if the rings are upside down locking instead of sideways for better easy alignment. Then it will be 4.5 stars.

would recommend


compared to bobro, larue, I like the quality and functioning better. Works as advertised.Primary Arms was helpful with purchase questions.

Great Quality

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Solid QD scope mount. Best quality i have used compared to a few that i have bought over time. Very secure attachment to scope and easily adjustable to fit different tolerances in rail size.<br><br>Will buy again.

This one must have slipped by QC

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As a whole, this particular scope mount, and American Defense is a 5 star rating. But, now I know why this mount is on sale.......Everything is fine EXCEPT that one half of one of the scope rings is cut at an angle so it does not match up perfectly with the other half. It still works fine, just looks like crap. The other ring is fine. If these mounts are on sale because they are 'factory seconds' or something, then it should be noted. If they are not 'factory seconds' or 'blems', well then I just must have got one that slipped past QC undetected.

***UPDATE to my post on 08/26/2017 (ADM Recon Mount)***

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I would be amiss if I don't give credit where credit id due. Regarding the one half of the scope ring on my ADM RECON 30mm scope mount that was obviously machined improperly, I contacted ADM via e-mail explaining very nicely the issue I was having. I got a PHONE call back the very next day from 'Jeremy'. He got after it right away and shipped out a replacement ring that day. He was very apologetic that I had received a sub-par part from them. He kept in contact with constant e-mails up to and including the day that that I got the part in the mail (which was just a couple of days). He even sent me a sweet ADM t-shirt! Classy. ADM does make fine products and their customer service is even better!

Works great with Primary Arms scopes!

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Great mount. Looks as good as it works on the rifle holding my Primary Arms 4-14x44 Arc-2-MOA scope in place on my 6.5 Grendel!
<br>Lapping not required and no huge gaps in the rings! Precise quality work.

Nice features and quality, little heavy...

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Great mount. Little heavy. You want to make sure you torque the bottom ring screws 1st. Also, the supplied thread locker is really hard to get off if you drip any on the mount. I lapped mine and it seems rock solid. It also lets you adjust the rail clamp pressure. I tightened it up where I could barely close it, then backed it off one flat. The nut for the clamp is counter sunk which holds its position and the clamp is spring loaded which is nice. It’s still very tight, but I can get it off without having to pry the lever open. Will by another.


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Great product, great service thx!

American Defense makes a great mount.

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I've bought multiple American Defense mounts. They are excellent quality and truly do keep zero after being removed and installed multiple times. They cost a little bit more but are definitely worth it.
<br>As per usual Primary Arms provides excellent service and quick delivery.