“Laz was wrong about the scope, it is properly mounted.
Its just a different design than we are used to seeing.”
I think Laz is correct. I have never seen a scope where the rear optic is larger than the front optic. Please elucidate on this.
The reason the front optic is always larger is to gather as much light as possible. The rear optic is what magnifies the image. Without a lot of light gathered the image in the scope would be much dimmer.
I have been using scoped rifles for over 50 years.
These are scopes specifically designed for AR platforms, usually 6x power.
See picture at #18
The 1-4/6/8x scopes are very popular with intermediate range shooters and typically do not have any objective bell.
No, many low powered variable scopes indeed have a 30mm tube, a 24mm or so objective lens and an ocular /eyebox that is around 35mm. Once you get into variable tactical type optics above about 8 power these days, then you see objectives in the 40+mm diameters. Think of the older Weaver K series- up to 4x the obj was 22 mm, the ocular about 30 mm.
[I have never seen a scope where the rear optic is larger than the front optic. Please elucidate on this.]
Many low power scopes have the eye reticle (bell) larger than the objective lens.
I have a few handgun scopes like that and also a shotgun scope. (2X)