The all new Warne Rapid Acquisition Multi-Sight Platform, or RAMP, is a cantilever style scope mounting platform that allows proper scope installation on the popular AR-15 rifle. By design, the AR platform was intended for fixed iron sights and did not offer an acceptable mounting surface for optics. As the weapon system evolved from the military designate M16A1 to the M16A3 and M4, Picatinny mounting systems became standard equipment, however, the rail system found on the A3 and M4 weapon systems still did not allow a variable power optic to be mounted far enough forward with conventional scope mounts. The new Warne RAMP modular mounting system positions the front ring forward of the upper receiver by 1-3/4" allowing the optics to be mounted farther forward allowing the shooter to position their head in the proper position whether upright or prone and not sacrifice their shooting position due to improper optic positioning. The new Warne RAMP also offers unique 45 degree mounting rails on one or both sides of the optic. As you know, variable power optics are great for distance but not CQB scenarios. Additionally, CQB sights are great for close quarters and entry scenarios but not for distance shots or target ID. So which one do you choose? Why not have both? The R.A.M.P provides exactly that. The primary sight can be as small as a 1-4 or as large as an 8.5-25 or larger variable power optic. With a mini red dot on one or both sides of the ocular, a shooter can transition from scope to dot or dot to scope in less than a second by rotating the weapon 45 degrees left or right. While the technique is not new, the position of the red dot is. By placing the sight under the ocular of the scope, we have provided a wider field of view thru the mini red dot and make acquiring the dot in the sight faster than you can imagine. Aluminum construction.