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Old 02-29-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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Looking for a red dot sight that will allow me to use the low profile standard rear sight without having the sight scope blocking my view to the front sights.

Any advice ????

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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A lucid hd7 is the best red dot around leaving compedaters like eotech in the dust

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What rifle?

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Jtj I'm really not trying to be a smart ass but I think he's talking about an AR when he said he still wants to b able to see the front sights and he is looking for a red dot. I had a red dot on a hunting rifle before but I had a horrible time seeing distances.

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No smart ass taken. You usually dont see AR sight questions in a hunting thread and he is talking about low profile irons so I am not jumping to conclusions. Low profile could mean a Mini or any rifle with a peep so I asked for clarification. AR would be a co-witness and a non existent problem. Mini could mean a scout rail and a see through base so I would still like to know what rifle. I never have been able to read minds.

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The rifle is a sig 522 and I was asking about a red dot sight that has the "see through" feature from under the mounting base.

Anyways I ended by getting a braska 30 mm diameter and I got the advantage of using the sights for quick target acquisition and the iron sights when focusing on closer targets.

Thanks very much for everybody's input.




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You can get something like this and mount the red dot on a 45 degree angle for short range.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/577394/weaver-tactical-offset-picatinny-style-accessory-rail-for-picatinny-style-rail-matte
Then just use your normal sights for everything else. With this base you can just rotate the rifle and use the red dot.

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Red dot with 30 mm tube and see through 30mm scope rings. Millet makes a 30mm red dot. Tasco does too. The Vortex Strikefire and the Trijicon scopes have 30mm tubes. I would take a hard look at the Strikefire.

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No smart ass taken. You usually dont see AR sight questions in a hunting thread and he is talking about low profile irons so I am not jumping to conclusions. Low profile could mean a Mini or any rifle with a peep so I asked for clarification. AR would be a co-witness and a non existent problem. Mini could mean a scout rail and a see through base so I would still like to know what rifle. I never have been able to read minds.
Ya. I'm thinking about putting my lucid on a different rifle and buying an ACOG so I have a traditional crosshair that I'm use to hunting with an having a little bit of magnification so I can see my target a little better
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You really need a lucid and get the 45mm scope mount so you can see under it too. The reason I like lucid is you can change the sight look an the brightness is good for brought back grounds.

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