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Old 04-30-2013, 01:36 AM   #11
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Looks like I would have to remove the front sight anyway if I took the carry handle off and mounted the optics as it looks like the front sight would obstruct the view of the scope. So I guess the only option I would have without removing the front sight, adding a low pro gas block and purchasing a new rear sight would be to mount the scope directly onto the carry handle. Would this be a good idea?
You could remove the carry handle, as you mentioned. And either an optical scope (3x9x40, etc) or even a red dot would work. The red dot would be focused on the tip of the post of your gun as it now sits. (If you also purchased a back up iron sight and viewed it straight on). there are many AR users out there that go this route.

You would think that the post will block out the view of your target, but by not having to look directly straight on into the scope, (this is what's great about holographic and red dot scopes) the red dot will 'float' above the post, and not block out your lower half of the target. Bad thing is some will cover over your target if the target is something like a can at long distances, so you have to lower the power on some of these scopes that have big reticles, so the reticle is not as bright, making the target visible.

If you bought some kind of a regular optic scope, then as mentioned by JJfuller, the scope being so close to the front post can't focus, and therefore 'ignores' the front post, or sees right through it. One of my AR's is set up like this, and the post does not interfere with the scopes field of view.

Here are 2 variations of what I am talking about:




The top picture is still co-witnessing through the scope, but purposely set up higher so the back up sights are not the main focal point, but as a back-up only.
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GREAT! I like variation 1. I think I will go that route. I am going to spend some time enjoying what I have first and get comfortable with my existing iron sights. Never used a peephole sight before so it is going to take some getting used to.

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I own the PAM3M Multi Reticle red dot and the PA 6x magnifier. I no longer have either of them mounted. The red dot is not bad but the magnifier makes the dot/other reticles very blurry. I'd recommend skipping the magnifier.

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Here's another option for you.

Get a 1-4x scope. It will weigh about the same as red dot and magnifier. Choose the right reticle / eye relief and its almost as fast as a true red dot.

Got enough cash and you can get a 1-6x or 1-8x or even a 1-10x.

At 4x its a lot nicer than a red dot with a magnifier.

If your batteries ever die on you, you still have a hard etched reticle.

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Here's another option for you.

Get a 1-4x scope. It will weigh about the same as red dot and magnifier. Choose the right reticle / eye relief and its almost as fast as a true red dot.

Got enough cash and you can get a 1-6x or 1-8x or even a 1-10x.

At 4x its a lot nicer than a red dot with a magnifier.

If your batteries ever die on you, you still have a hard etched reticle.
Very solid advice.
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Leupold makes one with an illuminated dot where the hairs cross!

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Leupold makes one with an illuminated dot where the hairs cross!
Yes they do. I recommend the Mark AR 1.5-4x20 Firedot-G SPR.

Very nice piece of glass for the money. If I can get to the range this weekend, I will post a range report on it. As far as looks, it is much nicer than the Nikon M223 I owned. But I didn't like the reticle. It boils down to preference. I recommend going to Cabelas, Bass Pro Shop, Gander Mountain and fondling some glass. You'll know when you've found the one you want.

IMHO, red dots are for CQB. Sure you can shoot 300+ with an Aimpoint or EOTech, but I'll bet you get more accuracy with a magnified optic.
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Yes they do. I recommend the Mark AR 1.5-4x20 Firedot-G SPR.

Very nice piece of glass for the money. If I can get to the range this weekend, I will post a range report on it. As far as looks, it is much nicer than the Nikon M223 I owned. But I didn't like the reticle. It boils down to preference. I recommend going to Cabelas, Bass Pro Shop, Gander Mountain and fondling some glass. You'll know when you've found the one you want.

IMHO, red dots are for CQB. Sure you can shoot 300+ with an Aimpoint or EOTech, but I'll bet you get more accuracy with a magnified optic.



And that is why I prefer the ACOG. Excellent ++ for CQB and great for medium range.
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I just got this one for my BM hope to try it out this weekend

http://www.aimpoint.com/us/products/all-products/product-singleview/product/PRO/

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