Scope with iron sights?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by fortinsj, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. fortinsj

    fortinsj New Member

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  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    well heres my take.
    I don't have exprience with the brand. I cant see how having open sights that far above the barrel would be effective. i also cant see how having open sights with that short of a sighting radius would be at all accurate. especially if it was to be for a rifle. it might look a bit strange on a pistol. really i just can't see that scope as being a good idea.
     

  3. treehugger49

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    Several Trijicon ACOGs have irons integrated with the optic housing as well. They truly are "backup" sights, as their accuracy comes no where close to those mounted on the receiver.

    Better than nothing if the optic goes out, but certainly not optimal.
     
  4. Jagermeister

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    I have the iron sights on the rifle itself for backup. I would remove the optics if the **** hit the fan. It would just be dead weight on your rifle anyways. How the heck do you use sights high up like that anyways.
     
  5. treehugger49

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    Yep. I have folding front and rear BUIS on my AR with the ACOG on a QD mount. If the ACOG is unusable (and I can't imagine why it would be), it takes only 5 seconds to discard it and go to irons.

    As far as the height-above-bore issue, you just have to train with it and aim high at CQB distances.
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I can't imagine that you could get an optic worth taking home for that price.

    "Cheapa U buy, cheapa U get."
     
  7. treehugger49

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    But it looks cool!....I guess.

    If you look hard enough you'll see a can opener in there...
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i wouldnt touch that thing you got pictured with a ten foot pole.

    if you want a decent cheap optic look at the vortex offerings.

    if you want an acog get a real one. the optics that play off the looks of an acog are all total crap.

    with a real acog, which that isnt, pretty much anything that will destroy or damage the optic is likely to destroy the gun...