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Where do you mount your red dot?

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Old 09-24-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
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Default Where do you mount your red dot?

Show me where you mount your red dot (EO tech, aimpoint, etc.)

I was taught the further forward the better but I see everyone runnin there's a lot closer to the rear site...

Am I wrong?

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Old 09-24-2013, 03:11 AM   #2
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put em where you want its just personal pref

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A heavier red dot is best moved to the rear, so that the rifle balance is preserved. A smaller one, doesn't matter.
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My eotech I had mounted as far forward as it would go on my carbine. Then with my aimpoint, its about 2/3rds forward on the rail:
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Mine on my shotgun is at front of rail on the receiver.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:46 AM   #6
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I think its a balance between rifle balance and visual performance.
This is what mine looks like:


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LWRC M6A2 w/ Eotech512

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