Originally Posted by aandabooks
I'm thinking about putting a scope on my flat top. I would like to retain use of my iron sights but use the scope as a primary. I don't really want to cant the iron sights at 45 degrees but would prefer something where I could see through the mount. Is this idea feasible or will it put the scope up too high?
If this is doable, anyone with a specific recommendation or link would be appreciated.
Depends on the scope. What you are describing is known as cowitnessing and is usually done with a red dot or other electronic optic that may fail in the field in which case the BUIS come into play. The problem with a standard hunting scope is the length...it may sit too far back to leave any room for the rear sight.
Here's a pic with a shorter CQB type scope cowitnessed with flip up BUIS.
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