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Old 03-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #161
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I think I've found the problem . I consider quick mag changes the ability to co witness all part of the rifle ability. I'm a practical shooter. Speed is important. Speed and accuracy is a must. In the event that I have to use a firearm for what it was designed for I want every advantage. If a red dot fails there won't be time to remove rings to use the irons and so on.
good post, and i agree with almost all of it. you stated your needs and why an AR fits those needs better.

but like i said, my mini really isn't a tactical set up. it is set up more for use as a ranch gun than anything else.

i COULD co witness an optical on my mini, but i never liked see through rings because imo they raise the optic too high. as for a more tactical mini, i can't say....but i assume optics, lights, bells & whistles are all set up more easily on a tactical stock. but i'll let the tactical mini guys speak to this as i am out of my league in this regard.

and i will throw in that i could remove my optic from QD rings in seconds...but i i'll admit i couldn't put it back on quite that fast.

also, the tactical mag release is for sale for ANY mini. i have often kicked around the idea of getting one. and they are FAST.

just a few things to think about is all. but i think you have made the best choice overall in an AR, considering your needs. out of the box, the AR does fit your needs far better. AND AR's are great guns as well.


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thanks again. she's a decent shooter too. helluva fun gun for sure.

also, could i see a pic of your AR set up?
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:56 PM   #162
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That is a nice looking little rifle. Without question.
thanks. after a bit of tinkering, its a shooter now, too. not a AR level, but not too far off.
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good post, and i agree with almost all of it. you stated your needs and why an AR fits those needs better.

but like i said, my mini really isn't a tactical set up. it is set up more for use as a ranch gun than anything else.

i COULD co witness an optical on my mini, but i never liked see through rings because imo they raise the optic too high. as for a more tactical mini, i can't say....but i assume optics, lights, bells & whistles are all set up more easily on a tactical stock. but i'll let the tactical mini guys speak to this as i am out of my league in this regard.

and i will throw in that i could remove my optic from QD rings in seconds...but i i'll admit i couldn't put it back on quite that fast.

also, the tactical mag release is for sale for ANY mini. i have often kicked around the idea of getting one. and they are FAST.

just a few things to think about is all. but i think you have made the best choice overall in an AR, considering your needs. out of the box, the AR does fit your needs far better. AND AR's are great guns as well.




thanks again. she's a decent shooter too. helluva fun gun for sure.

also, could i see a pic of your AR set up?
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MJ, that's quite a collection, you've pretty much got it covered. Really good equipment there! And if ever needed there's always the sidearm and shotgun!
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ok, after seeing some of your firearm collection, let me go ahead and apologize for anything i might have done to offend you

nice collection. when it comes to your irons, they are flip up, correct? do you use those through your optic if needed? how high off target are they at very short ranges? (considering their heigth).

your guns just scream "shoot me!"
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That is a nice collection...makes me wonder what else you have
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nice collection. when it comes to your irons, they are flip up, correct? do you use those through your optic if needed? how high off target are they at very short ranges? (considering their heigth).
The irons are flip-up. And yes they co-witness. They are the perfect height w/ a good cheek weld. Think about the distance from your cheek bone to you eye.

It depends on what distance you zero. At close distances w/ a 25 or 50 yard zero you'll be roughly 2" low.
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