After saving my hard-earned money, purchasing, and then finally receiving my Aimpoint PRO, I had hoped to utilize the optic mount that was included with it. However, that proved to be a poor decision. More on that in a little bit. When I chose to invest in a new optic mount, I wanted to make sure that it would offer the following: easy installation and optic mounting, rock-solid attachment, the ability to quickly detach it, and the ability to maintain its zero upon detaching and reattaching it to my AR-15.
Upon initially shooting my AR-15 with the factory Aimpoint mount, there was a small amount of variation in my shots at long distances that was not typical of my shooting skill. When I removed my optic from my rifle, there was visible wear on my rail. This was an obvious indication to me that the mount was moving—hence the variation. Goodbye, Aimpoint mount. Hello, LaRue Tactical LT150 mount.
The LaRue Tactical LT150 meets all of my expectations listed above. It was easy to set up, mount my Aimpoint PRO, and install it on my AR-15. (You can view my installation video here.) Once installed, the LT150 is indeed rock solid—it doesn’t move an iota. This is in large part due to the ability to custom adjust the tension, but also because it has not one, but two picatinny rail fittings in the base. With two fittings, instead of one (like the Aimpoint mount), it is nearly impossible for it to move when securely fitted and adjusted for one’s rifle, even during fire.
Adjustable tension is important because no two rifles are exactly the same, so there will almost always be differences in tolerances. The quick detach (QD) lever tension on the LT150 is simply adjusted with the use of the included wrench. After I properly fitted the mount to my AR-15, I clamped the QD lever into place and slid it into the locked position. Once it was locked, the mount would not move or come off of the rifle until I physically unlocked and released the mount using the QD lever.
So, how does the LT150 hold a zero? Check out the video above to see me test that out. After I took it off my AR-15, tossed it down the range a few times, and then reattached it, it absolutely met my expectations for holding zero.
This mount will work with Aimpoint’s PRO, M2 and M3 style optics. As an added bonus, if one were to ever find themselves with a dead battery in their Aimpoint, the LaRue Tactical LT150 has a water-tight battery storage compartment in its base that securely holds an extra battery. Pretty convenient, no?
With a price point over $150 (I paid $162 +shipping), the LT150 may be a little pricey for some. However, I am one of those who believes that “you get what you pay for.” If you are like me and hold high standards for your AR-15, upon which your life may depend, and want a mount for your Aimpoint that you can trust to live up to that standard, then the Larue Tactical LT150 might be the mount for you.