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purehavoc 01-07-2012 12:40 AM

Rear sight help
 
My upper is scheduled to be here pretty quick and I already have my scope and QR mounts , I need a backup rear thats a little bit shorter than a Magpul when folded down , There isnt much info out there on how tall they are closed . I dont want a expensive BUIS since this will be just that a back up if the scope fails and its a decent scope so Ihope that never happens , I got the scope mounted up with my magpul under it but its a bit tighter than I like so Im looking for something else . Anyone got any keen ideas on whats a little bit shorter than the magpul ? I really have about 1/2" under the scope
Thanks
PH

Snakedriver 01-07-2012 01:21 AM

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The Magpul Gen 2 BUIS are only 1/2" high when stowed. I don't think you're going to find anything less than that.

Here's a good closeup of mine mounted on my RRA:

Snakedriver 01-07-2012 01:39 AM

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Here's another shot of my MBUS Gen. 2's from the other side.

purehavoc 01-07-2012 01:40 AM

My mounts arent that tall and my scope sits right on top of the Gen 2 it doesnt push down on it but its real close . Guess if thats what I have to do thats what I will do . I should have taken a pic .

Snakedriver 01-07-2012 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by purehavoc (Post 669666)
My mounts arent that tall and my scope sits right on top of the Gen 2 it doesnt push down on it but its real close . Guess if thats what I have to do thats what I will do . I should have taken a pic .

Given that I think the MBUS has the lowest profile of any of the folding rear sights available, I'm not sure you have much choice.

Would it be practical to use a 1/2" riser like this for your scope to provide more clearance?

Yankee Hill-RailExtensions 5-6"

mjkeat 01-07-2012 03:53 AM

Larue makes a taller mount.

purehavoc 01-08-2012 08:42 PM

I ended up ordering a Troy battle rear, its just a hair under 1/2" which should give me just the clearance I need , I would have just changed the mount to something taller but I like try to keep everything tight to the gun and not sticking out to far


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