Eotech and Fixed SIghts QUestion

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by ar15noob, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. ar15noob

    ar15noob New Member

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    Does anyone have suggestions or thoughts on using an Eotech 512 with fixed front sights? Does it defeat the purpose?
     
  2. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    No, most of us have front and rear sights that are fixed or pop up, as well as an eotech or other optic.

    It's called co-witness and it is a good thing..
     

  3. Duck4Glocks

    Duck4Glocks New Member

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    I've not used an Eotech or holographic site but I've played Battlefield 3 and the holo sights line up with the fixed front site.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Great game. I wonder how many times I've taken your dogtags. Lmfao
     
  5. Duck4Glocks

    Duck4Glocks New Member

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    And I wonder how many times I've shot down your jet, taken out your tank or jeep, or helicopter with my jet. I love flying.
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Nice. I can't so much as keep a chopper airborne
     
  7. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    You two should try Operation Raccoon City. That game is a blast.
     
  8. Duck4Glocks

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    I have 6 service stars for the jets...


    I would play the new resident evil but any $60 I have extra goes to the AR.
     
  9. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Understood. RE is my 'at home range' game. Played all of them and have a ball. Most fun shooter would have to have been Mag.
     
  10. Duck4Glocks

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    I'm an Xbox guy. But MAG would be better if they would have done something different with the PS3 controller. I have a PS3 but won't play shooters on it. Battlefield 3 is my "at home range."
     
  11. BenLuby

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    Reasonable. I have been a PS guy since the first system. Plus, obviously, blasting zombies is always fun. MAG was just fun because it was bite size missions.
     
  12. southernfirepower

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    Yes if it's zeroed then the dot sits on the sight post. But personally I don't see why you would want to cowitness. The only reson I would want to be looking at my irons thought my optics is because it's broken or out of batteries. Other than that I feel cow witnessing a perfectly operating optic only limits the field of view of the optic
     
  13. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Back on topic.

    Most do use and would highly recommend running some sort of back-up sights w/ a RDS and even magnified optics.
     
  14. ar15noob

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    Thanks. After about a month of being on the forum I have learned allot and will be going out to purchase a S&W compliant, as I live in the great state of CT (to be read sarcastically of course) with EOTech 512 and magpul flip sights. I know and would want to build it but wanted to get my first AR under my belt, pour a few hundred, I mean a few thousand, rounds through it and then with my experience, AR number two will be on me to build.
     
  15. southernfirepower

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    Very try even though you have optics on. Always have back ups
     
  16. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    Your going to spend as much on sights/optics as you do your rifle?

    Good lad!!
     
  17. ar15noob

    ar15noob New Member

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    I had a $1000 limit on purchase #1, so I tried to find the overall best compromise of brand, characteristics and things that I wanted before building #2 on my own with EVERYTHING I wanted exactly. I did not want to cheap out just for price sake as that would be throwing good money out the window for sure. So the S&W purchase fit the most criteria, allowing me to come close, if not a little over budget, to get the sights as well. Tally Ho and let the plinking games begin!!!
     
  18. Duck4Glocks

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    If I had a $1000 budget for optics I'd be going with a trijicon. But the Eotechs are really nice too. I just like the magnification on the trijicon and fact you don't have a use batteries.
     
  19. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You answered your own question. That's why they're called "back up" sights. to provide a back up if the optical sight is damaged or fails.
     
  20. southernfirepower

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    I was making a statement. there is people that co-witness while their optics are working fine. I find it weird that people would use both the red dot and irons at the same time. The reason i mentioned that was because I was under the impression that the op had a rifle with the triangular fixed front sight post