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Adapters | Optics Trade Debates

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Welcome to Optics Trade debates. In each episode, we talk about a different topic and try to answer the most common questions we receive about it. Today we are going to talk about adapters.

Adapters are a subcategory of mounts. In our web-store, an adapter is a rail which converts one standard of rail to another.

Most adapters convert different types of dovetail rails to Picatinny rails. This is particularly useful for mounting red dots because most red dot sights have a Picatinny/Weaver mount.

Bigger adapters can even mount heavier scopes. There is a bigger choice of mounts that fit on the Picatinny rail than on the dovetail.

Risers basically work in the same way as adapters, but don’t convert the rail standard, they just make it higher. So, risers are used when the user wants to gain some height so that the scope can be mounted a little bit higher.

Most common risers are 11 mm to 11 mm dovetail and Picatinny to Picatinny.

The fewer mounting components there are, the better it is, but sometimes an adapter or a riser is needed.

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