Best Mount For Sightmark Photon – Reviews w/FAQs

If you are a long-term reader of my site, you know that Sightmark Photon is one of those riflescopes that got plenty of love from me. The reason behind that is quite simple, Photon is an affordable riflescope that is capable of keeping up with powerful caliber.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t come with any kind of mounting device. Let’s find out the best mount for Sightmark Photon together. Stick around and you will find out.

Best Sightmark Photon Mounts – [Editor’s Pick]

1. Vortex Precision Matched Riflescope Rings

Vortex is one of those brands that makes great riflescopes and related products for an affordable price tag. Their Precision matched series is a lineup of mounting rings that is available in different heights and diameters.

The one you need for Sightmark Photon is 30mm. While choosing the 30mm diameter, you can choose the height of the ring size. Make sure to take the right one for your gun. If you want more height elevation, then take the 1.10-inch one as that’s the tallest among 30mm.

The material of choice here is aluminum. As you expected, it’s tough as a nail and will withstand anything you throw at it. The Vortex rings are vibratory tumbled, hand-bead blasted and finished off with tough hard anodized coating.

Does this come with the necessary screws?

Yes, it comes with all the needed screws.

Where is this made?

It’s made in the USA.

Will this work on a Viper PST Gen 1 24x?

Yes, PST will fit on this pair of rings.

2. Burris Optics XTR Signature Rings

Burris is known for providing luxury at an affordable price. This pair of rings is a living proof of that thing as well. While at first glance the price may look like a lot, what you are getting in return is well worth the price tag.

The XTR rings are made out of high-quality aluminum. The XTR signature rings were designed for tactical shooters. They provide plenty of holding power while weighing less than steel rings. There is no gap between the ring and the rail, so it won’t move around.

It will hold on to zero quite nicely as well. If your gun has Picatinny style rail, you must take one pair of these rings for your gun. You don’t need any wiggle room or hacks to fit this on a Picatinny rail. No need for expensive tapered bases or shimming either.

Where is this made in?

The XTR rings are manufactured in China. But Burris provides a complete in-house warranty with them in the States.

Does it come with MOA adjustment inserts?

Yes, it comes with up to 20 MOA adjustment inserts.

Will this fit on a Sako receiver?

It won’t fit on anything besides Picatinny or Weaver.

3. Sightmark QD Mount

Sightmark is a great budget-oriented scope manufacturer. Budget enthusiasts like me all over the world a huge fans of Sightmark works. Mostly because of their incredible value proposition. This single piece of mounting ring.

Yes, that’s right, it’s a single piece. So, make sure to order two while you are buying them. It can be a bit expensive to buy two, but it’s 100% worth it. Sightmark uses high-quality aluminum. The aluminum is CNC milled, so there is no room for error present in the mount.

The anodized finish on this looks really good as well. It will protect the scope mount from fading over time and prevent water from rusting the device. It’s lighter than steel while still being the same if not more durable than steel to some degree.

Do you really need to buy two?

Yes, I cannot put enough emphasis on it. It’s only sold as a single piece. You must buy two to work with your riflescopes.

Is Sightmark an American brand?

Yes, it’s an all-American brand that operates in Texas.

Does it work on dovetail mount?

No, unfortunately not. It’s only made for picatinny/weaver mounting rail.

Things To Keep in Mind Before Buying

Sightmark Photon is not the most demanding of products out there, but it can benefit from a good pair of mounting rings.

Make sure that the mounting rings you are buying are built well. That’s the foundation of any buying ring. If the base is not strong, your scope zero won’t stay. That’s why buying a well-built mount is mandatory.

If it comes with a warranty, then that’s even better. Cause you don’t want your mount to die on you on day 1 or 2.


And with that, we reached the end of this post. I hope you learned something more about scope mounts and found the best mount for Sightmark Photon as you have been looking for. If you did, then I will consider this post to be successful.

With that said, this is where we part ways for now. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. I will be back with more for you guys soon. Till then, take care.

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