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Old 07-08-2012, 01:02 PM   #11
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I have magpul and troy sights and I like my magpul best. I think the magpul takes the blows better because they can fold back and pop back up where the other 2 are locked in the up position and cannot fold down upon a impact . This is one reason I don't care for my troys. And this is good news for people looking for a cheaper option. Remember more expensive isn't always better.

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Doesn't Yankee Hill rank anymore? I have a set on one of my AR's and thought they were one of the better makers. Didn't even get a look for this test, though.

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I may be way out in left field--but I'm a bit dubious about this test and it's conclusions--and BTW I have the magpul BUIS mounted on my SASS, so I'm not prejudiced.

This was based presumably on a drop test only--and it doesn't say whether or not the sights were repeatedly tested up and down.

Metal being more rigid than plastic in general--I wonder if the other sights didn't possibly transfer the impact forces to attachments and rails--they too should have been measured. Plastic has it's issues with heat. I would have like to see a milspec fixed ironsight setup tested as well just out of curiousity and base for comparison.

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Well panther and fireguy, you can get your wish. 5' on concrete. Your rifle, your sights. Let us know how it goes!

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reality check.

back up iron sights are typically mounted with an optic. the optic will protect the buis from most damage until the optic is broken or removed. if you then keep dropping your rifle you probably have more issues going on than a bent rear sight.

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Well panther and fireguy, you can get your wish. 5' on concrete. Your rifle, your sights. Let us know how it goes!
I can practice the French infantry drill with it.
Pee pants
Drop gun
Run

I'll need to devise a contro procedure to ensure it lands on the sight on concrete instead of a pile of poo if I mistakenly run the French infantry drill level II.
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Glad to hear this. I've been thinking about upgrading my MBUS to Troy. I'll spend the $120 elsewhere.

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Glad to hear this. I've been thinking about upgrading my MBUS to Troy. I'll spend the $120 elsewhere.
Personally, I would base my decision on what shoots best and most consistently at the greatest range of distances--not which is the better basketball. I don't have that info myself.
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Personally, I would base my decision on what shoots best and most consistently at the greatest range of distances--not which is the better basketball. I don't have that info myself.
What shoots best and most consistently at the greatest range of distances?... It all depends on how each individual shoots, breath control and etc. Sights are only tools and the person is the brain where the bullet is going to.
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Personally, I would base my decision on what shoots best and most consistently at the greatest range of distances--not which is the better basketball. I don't have that info myself.
I would say if anything this test proves the MBUS will hold zero as well as any BUIS. So it stands to reason it will do a fine job as a rear sight if needed.

I agree with Patriot, might as well get the MBUS and have the extra $100 for ammo and other things. The sight is gonna work. I have three and admit I had concerns about its toughness but this test eases my mind.
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