Second trip to the range...

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by BenLuby, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Okay. Here's the target.

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    Sighted in my Primary Arms Red Dot today, and it was a breeze. Holds zero very well so far, shooting 55 Grain .223 ammo (Federal) and very consistent.
    Yeah, I should have been working, but I had a good time instead.
    I'll catch up tomorrow.
    So...the Primary Arms adjusts very easily, and holds zero. It is not a profound and definitive click when you adjust, but it is there, and works well.
    Once it's dialed in, it holds very well.
    The PA Magnifier? I am just not a fan of magnifiers with RDS after this. I think I'd rather just get a regular scope than use a magnifier and RDS combination, and I am considering the switch.
    RDS is uber cool, but I am more comfortable, probably due to being trained on irons, than I am with the RDS.
    Would I recommend buying this RDS? For the price, it's definitely worth it.
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Great job BL!

    That's a minute of badguy in my book.
     

  3. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Praise from the master. I feel better already. I've now dumped about 500 rounds down the pipe of a mix of steel and brass (don't like picky eaters) and she's only gotten wiped down. I'm wanting to see just how tough it is, and not one hiccup or jam.
    Seems the faster I try to shoot, the better it holds up.
    I have become a huge fan of Bravo Company uppers, and the Palmetto State lower and trigger are crisp and clean as well.
     
  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Looks like you got yourself all dialed in!

    Don't sell yourself short just yet big guy,

    Irons may be more your liking for benchtop shooting, but once we get you in a shoothouse, or out for a little running and gunning, I will bet your bottom dollar that you will fall pretty darn hard for RDS's.

    He's a simple test, when everyone's out of your house (please don't give the wife a heart attack, or make your kids **** their pants) Clear your gun and then move about and clear you house with your irons.

    Go from low ready to on target with irons. Then do it with your RDS. Just remember to keep both eyes open, look at your target and with your periphery vision track the dot till it gets on target. Switch back to irons and your will see in just what a difference they make. No more lining up stuff, no more looking through a peep hole. Check weld doesn't have to be perfect, just find your target, bring it up, dot it, and pull.

    It's so much faster its cheating.

    I just don't think you've used them quite the right way yet. Come out to the desert and have a few runs. You'll want to glue your irons down fo'eva!
     
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  5. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Keep it up Tikki. I'm considering saving change for a ticket out to lala land to play in the desert. Just gotta figure out how to get my little toy out there.
     
  6. AndyRexia

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    What distance was that Ben? Nicely done by the way. Looks great. I had a magnifier for my eotech and I didnt care for it either. To much extra weight and I didnt see enough of a benefit to justify it. Thanks for the comments about the PA rds. I've been wanting one for a while and I've heard nothing but good things about them.
     
  7. BenLuby

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    Playing at 50 yards today. I just enjoy that range for some reason. I have GOT to find somewhere to go run and gun rather than the 'sit and shoot' site I go to.
    And I wouldn't hesitate to buy another PA RDS. First was bad, but their customer service is phenomenal.
     
  8. BenLuby

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    Not familiar with the RDS set up at all, truthfully. Always used iron's for CQB, which, realistically, is learning to put lead on target long enough to draw a good bead on it, or scopes for long range.
    Biggest thing with the RDS in my mind is, even though everyone says 'if that's where the dot is, regardless of where your head is, that is where the bullet will go once sighted', I have a hard time believing that.
    Once I find somewhere where I can actually go shoot and practice some rapid acquisition drills, I'll trust it more. Right now, it's just some new fangled doohickey invented by some rocket scientist to make me feel silly.
     
  9. Todd_

    Todd_ New Member

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    The rocket scientist comment had me ROFLing!
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Excellent shooting. Looks like a whole lot of fun.
     
  11. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Thanks Winds. Wife took her Golden Boy Henry .22 out there as well. She loves it, and I'll say this, that is one smooth lever action!!
     
  12. Quentin

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    Great day at the range Ben! I'm also very comfortable with irons but like Tikki says I almost always have them down now, at least the rear. Anyway, excellent build and it's running as you'd expect a BCM.
     
  13. BenLuby

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    Said it before, I'll say it again. Good advisers lead to good firearms. It is just a pleasure to shoot. I still love the trigger. Clean break, crisp, and consistent.
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I'm looking forward to buying a Henry Lever, too. I handled one and I looked the action of the lever, too. It was smooth.
     
  15. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    The Sights will take a bit to adjust to, but they are solid. Overall, and I have always been a Marlin Lever action fan, my next lever action will be a Henry.