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Old 10-15-2008, 03:29 PM   #21
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Thanks again guys for all of the advice. I appreciate it.

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Old 10-21-2008, 03:55 AM   #22
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OK, so I got to looking at all of the pieces/parts and thinking about putting this thing together. A man's got to know his limitations, and all the fine work required is just not what I'm good at. I build refineries, pipelines, and big pieces of hardware.

So I talked with a local dealer and got a pretty decent deal on the RRA that I looked at before. I realize I paid more than I could have, but I saved myself a whole lot of angst. I can learn it over time, but I don't see myself ever being a real proficient armorer.

Anyway, so now I'm thinking about optics. I'm pretty sure that I want to go with the Aimpoint Comp M3.

http://www.aimpoint.com/products/aimpoint_product_lines/aimpoint_compm3

Thoughts?

If I do go with that sight, I'll need to get the right mount. My new AR has the RRA 'Dominator 2' mount:

http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id= 318

It's height allows for an Eotech sight to be lined up so that the dot is just above the front post. So, the question is which mount for the Aimpoint? I want to put the Aimpoint at a height that will allow me to co-witness the iron sights. Of course, there are many options out there, but here are three that are made by Aimpoint on this page:

http://www.botachtactical.com/ai30xri.html

So we have optical center above the rail heights of 21.5mm, 26.1mm, 30.4mm (QR), and 38.9mm (QR with spacer) with these mounts. Do any of you know the optical center height from the rail for an Eotech? Interesting enough, I was unable to find it on the Eotech site in the specs, which surprised me, since it would seem that this would be important information to list.

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Old 10-21-2008, 04:31 AM   #23
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If you're going to mount an Aimpoint, call Larue Tactical and do it once and do it right. Seriously, if you're building a rifle to fight with, don't screw around with anything less.

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Old 10-21-2008, 08:28 AM   #24
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OK, so I got to looking at all of the pieces/parts and thinking about putting this thing together. A man's got to know his limitations, and all the fine work required is just not what I'm good at. I build refineries, pipelines, and big pieces of hardware.

So I talked with a local dealer and got a pretty decent deal on the RRA that I looked at before. I realize I paid more than I could have, but I saved myself a whole lot of angst. I can learn it over time, but I don't see myself ever being a real proficient armorer.

Anyway, so now I'm thinking about optics. I'm pretty sure that I want to go with the Aimpoint Comp M3.
Congrats on your purchase! RRA is an excellent choice.

What's your budget on optics?

Be sure to check out some Trijicon ACOG's. They provide magnification, don't require batteries, and are night-fire capable.

I recommend the TA31F:

http://www.botachtactical.com/tracta.html

If the TA31F exceeds your budget, I suggest the TA33R-8:

http://www.botachtactical.com/tractari.html
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