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Old 01-30-2013, 09:47 PM   #11
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Personally I would just go with a plain jane rear sight. If the optic fails, you know where the rear sight was attached to the gun. Just dump the optic and put the rear sight back on the gun. That whole set up or the cowitness jobs, bayonet lugs and so on are vine catchers. I can't make it a half mile into the woods with any of that with out getting the urge to call someone to bring a hacksaw or whatever is needed to get that garbage off my gun.

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:48 PM   #12
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Ok, sorry about that guys. This is my first black rifle and I have put a lot of rounds through it with the red dot I was just thinking of other options with buis. Would any front flip up iron sight fit on my flattop gas block? I am a newb to this so be patient with me. Thanks

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:03 PM   #13
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Ok, sorry about that guys. This is my first black rifle and I have put a lot of rounds through it with the red dot I was just thinking of other options with buis. Would any front flip up iron sight fit on my flattop gas block? I am a newb to this so be patient with me. Thanks
It looks like you don't have a rail on your gas block. With the current set up you have, you're not going to be able to mount a sight on there.

If you get a picatinny gas block, just make sure that your sights are for the sight plane your gas block sits at.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:05 AM   #14
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OP, I guess you missed this the first time. Again, check and see if the YHM gas block folding sight will clamp down over your gas block. If so, it might be the best front sight option. Or see what the maker recommends.

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Old 01-31-2013, 01:51 AM   #15
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Quentin, thank you I checked and Yankee Hill makes a part on the Bushmaster website that is made exactly for this problem. Thanks

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