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Old 06-23-2012, 01:19 AM   #1
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Red dot with backup irons because redundancy is best if shtf.



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For a SHTF gun I would say, Standard front sight(pinned), rear sight of your choice. My self, My red dot is zeroed at 100 and my mateck is zeroed at 200. If the red dot goes out pop up the matech and I'm zeored at 50 and 200 +- 2" . And the Matech will adjust for longer shots as well. So that's my thinking

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Always have irons zeroed at 250 meters. If all else fails use them as intended.

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RDS with fixed front and pop up rear irons.

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For a SHTF gun I would say, Standard front sight(pinned), rear sight of your choice. My self, My red dot is zeroed at 100 and my mateck is zeroed at 200. If the red dot goes out pop up the matech and I'm zeored at 50 and 200 +- 2" . And the Matech will adjust for longer shots as well. So that's my thinking

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This is pretty much my setup on my BCM and DD though I have the irons and RDS zeroed at 50/200 yards. I've dabbled with the Matech but now standardized with MBUS rears.
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A2 upper with removeable scope mount for a scope or red dot sight. not the most accurate in mounting a scope, but on my carbine it works great and i can remove or attach very quickly.

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my shtf goto war gun is my BCM midlength lightweight barrel with trijicon acog green chevron on a larue single lever qd mount. currently using midwest industries slp rear sight as back up.

irons are a must on any optic driven rifle you may be staking your life on.

i also think having a working usable bayonet lug and bayonet handy are a must have as well.

its not liekly anything will happen to my acog but if it does its a quick throw of the lever and popping that optic off and im back in the fight. im going to order a matech sight and fiddle around with it. i like the concept of the matech

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Some people do prefer a fixed rear sight like the LMT or cut carry handle or the Daniel Defense for the added strength. On the other hand a flip up rear with an RDS makes more sense to me and is tough enough, even the MBUS. In the down position it doesn't interfere with the RDS and can be flipped up quick if needed.

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Some people do prefer a fixed rear sight like the LMT or cut carry handle or the Daniel Defense for the added strength. On the other hand a flip up rear with an RDS makes more sense to me and is tough enough, even the MBUS. In the down position it doesn't interfere with the RDS and can be flipped up quick if needed.
I agree. My main point is about fixed front sights! Only problem I can think of is if it didnt co witness with RDS or ACOG. Do y'all ever feel it slows u down thru optic? Or gets in way Rolf RDS and ACOG?


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