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Old 06-07-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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I Am wanting to remove FSB. I am wanting to put my scope directly on flattop instead of the system i have now .The FSB will block my scope but the gas block is also the FS. I have heard of people cutting the sight but I don't like the sound of ithat. Thanks ahead

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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Lots of us have cut down the FSP. It's actually the best way to go unless you can find a pin on low profile GB. The pins are by far the sturdier option.

I have run magnified and non magnified optics w/ a standard FSP. You don't see it.

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And they are pretty light too!

Now really hard to do, pretty hard to mess up. and no naked un finished parts of the barrel peaking through.

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I would of bet ya 20 bucks that you would of been able to see the front sight in my scope if I didn't remove it. Thanks I'll just set it in the flat top then

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Most scopes over 3x will be focused past the front sight base. You can still get a ghost image though, but usually it isn't a problem.

With non-magnified optics you would see it, but most of those are recommended for use with both eyes open. So, one eye is looking at the target, while the other is looking at the dot. The brain puts the two images together. Old red dots used to not even be see through.

Works out pretty good. Glad you didn't have to bet $20 or wate time on replacing the FSB.

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I would of bet ya 20 bucks that you would of been able to see the front sight in my scope if I didn't remove it. Thanks I'll just set it in the flat top then
If you use a tall mount and the scope is 3x or more you won't. You said you won't be using a mount but if you have decent magnification I don't see how you can avoid one.
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Are you saying that if I put my 4*30 scope directly on my flattop the front sight wlll be able to be seen or in the way? I might be confused a little.

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Have you tried to mount the scope without a riser? Pretty hard to do unless the lenses are tiny.

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Have you tried to mount the scope without a riser? Pretty hard to do unless the lenses are tiny.
No I haven't tried without a riser thats my question will it work directly on the flattop without the front sight getting in the way I
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I would of bet ya 20 bucks that you would of been able to see the front sight in my scope if I didn't remove it. Thanks I'll just set it in the flat top then
I'll take that bet. Not only on magnified optics but RDS as well. Ask me how I know. These are just some of them. I've had a 3-9 and 8-16ish optic as well behind an OE FSP.













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