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BlackJack 10-16-2013 06:01 AM

lower 1/3 with flip up irons
I run a piston ar and have a fixed front sight. I've been planning to get an eotech with lower 1/3 cowitness because of the front sight. But I've been thinking a troy front flip up or the new magpul pro would easily stand up to the heat. So having both sights flipped down would negate the need for the lower 1/3 right? Because I still see videos and pictures of people with flip ups running aimpoints and eotechs at lower 1/3 cowitness. So is there ANY other reason to have a lower 1/3 other than to clear iron sights?

AgentTikki 10-16-2013 05:09 PM

a picture is worth 10000000 words.

AgentTikki 10-16-2013 05:15 PM

Basically look on the right side.......see how the pictures look the same? That's how you will be shooting 99% of the time.

Basically in all actually you never shoot with the sights and rds cowitness, the sight picture is too busy. Might shoot like this when you are zeroing, but that's it.

DeltaF 10-16-2013 06:39 PM

Good info. Subscribing to follow.

BlackJack 10-17-2013 12:12 AM

So I was right in thinking that a cowitness rds with flip up front and rear sights is the best setup?

AgentTikki 10-17-2013 02:42 AM

Best is a relative term, some people insist on fixed front sight posts. I prefer longer hand guards and a longer sight radius so I'd agree that I prefer buis on the front and back.

BlackJack 10-19-2013 04:15 AM

I'm just gonna stick with the fixed front sight and get a lower 1/3 rds. Less moving parts. And if I'm ever running my gun hard enough to where the eotech or aimpoint decides to stop, there's no way I could even touch the flip up on the piston gas block and keep my finger tips

AgentTikki 10-21-2013 09:37 PM

Your logic is sound. :D

So Eotech or Aimpoint? Which way you going?

BlackJack 10-24-2013 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by AgentTikki (Post 1408948)
Your logic is sound. :D

So Eotech or Aimpoint? Which way you going?

Eotech exps2-0. Can't beat the circle dot.

AgentTikki 10-24-2013 06:37 PM

I like the concept of the circle dot, but my astigmatism makes the reticle a blurry mess. I highly recommend trying one out first before buying one......

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