Thread: AR-15 Optics
06-16-2009, 03:45 PM #21
I don't know 'bout rancher but if I ran my carry handles mounted with optics on top that allow me access to my iron sights below the optic there is no frakken way I'd be able to maintain any sort of cheek weld on the stock.
Giving up marksmenship basic's is not a good path to start down. The only thing that might help is one of those aftermarket big ass AR15 "sniper" stocks that come up that high. Would that intern make it hard to access the iron sights????
I'll stick with what I got, flat top mounted quality optic with pop up BUIS!
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06-17-2009, 12:34 PM #22
Did you camo your rifle or have it done? I've been thinking of shooting mine with some krylon. Duracoat is a little too rich for my blood, especially for a rifle that will never see a safe.
Advice or comments?
06-17-2009, 04:21 PM #23
Pull the trigger and do it! You'll love it! Besides you can get the Krylon off easily if you want a different color or pattern!
Nothing but DIY and Krylon baby! It's cheap and comes off easy if you need to. Lots of people use netting or leaves as stencils. They get really nice patterns. I never wanted a pattern. Just hosed it with OD, Brown, and Tan Krylon.
I put on the accessories I wanted the used blue painters tape to cover/seal what I wanted and let'er rip. I took out my bolt and sealed up the chamber. I taped over my BUIS appitures, the ACOG serial number and the rifles SN.
I did it outside hanging the rifle off the clothesline via 550 cord loops and carabiners.
I always bought OD gear and hit it with Krylon some black but mostly tan. I never liked patterns. Just srpaying it to break it up a bit. Besides I think the items looked better as the krylon started to wear off.
OD Kifaru EMR
Rifle, spotting scope, LRF, bino's
Ranger green chest harness
Same chest harness (fresh coat)
OD Combat Lifesaver Bag
Black Otter Box
OD RAID Pack
Silver Fuel Bottle
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06-17-2009, 04:36 PM #24
BARSKA 1x30 IR M-16 Electro Sight Riflescope
What do you guys think of this thing? Spread around the internet there are reviews ranging from awesome to not so great.... Generally speaking the opinion is good... It;s a little on the cheap side to be a main Optic but it might be a nice, extra, optic? What do you think?
Plus it doesn;t hurt that it kinda looks like one of those awesome Acogs~ Awesome ~
06-17-2009, 05:01 PM #25
Sorry for the off topic post above.
Looks good and got some good reviews. I'm just too sketchy on a scope that is that cheap. It's a pretty important piece of equipment to skimp on. Just who are all the people writting the reviews and what is there experience/background?
The "standard dovetail mount," does that mount to a carry handle or picatinny rail? Battery operated? What kind? Waterproof? Hope it works out for you.
IMHO, YMMV................(Keep in mind I'm a bit of a gear snob.)
06-17-2009, 05:53 PM #26
That looks a little too good to be true. One review states the following after giving it 4 out of 5 stars. I would have sent it back!
The only downside is that the zeroing process is a little troublesome (screw caps and 1/4 turns per inch) and after about 120 rounds, the reticle started to malfunction, the recoil must have caused the projector to come loose a bit.(due to rapid firing, I'm sure of it)
and it arrived late.
Thanks for the pics, I'll be a paintin fool this weekend!!!
06-18-2009, 06:42 PM #27
I agree with both u guys looks a little to good to be true and some of the reviews are bad. It's tempting though.~ Awesome ~
03-04-2010, 02:52 PM #28
I've never used any EO Techs. I honestly like ACOGs, even though they're pricey for just 3 or 4x magnification. But I do like their compactness (if that's a word) and they're also practically indestructable and won't lose their zero. I'm also kinda addicted to the bullet drop compensators and also having the tritium illuminated reticle is a huge plus, I think.
03-06-2012, 12:58 PM #29Valued Member
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I agree with you. I use iron sights on all of my rifles. The terrain here is hilly and lots of trees. The possibility of needing to make a long shot, over 300 yards, is not probable. If that is required, I always have a 30.06 carbine. I use the iron sights on it, as well. A scope might help on this gun, and I am looking for just the right one. One that doesn't cost more than the gun.
03-20-2012, 11:26 PM #30Valued Member
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Optics are like boots....each person has a preference and you usually don't know yours until you've broken in your boots lol. I've used several different types of optics on the M4 and it was a combination of quality and wallet that gave me what I have. For some reason the heads-up type just doesn't "fit" me; i'm consistently shooting high. I wanted the flexibility of close quarters with the option of range. I had been watching this scope http://www.grscinc.com/CRS.html for a long time and fell in love with the aiming reticle along with the option for red or green illumination. I still keep my iron sights on, and can quickly ditch the scope using these mounts http://www.laruetactical.com/larue-t...ount-qd-lt-104. I've removed and remounted the scope at least 20 times and it comes back to nearly perfect zero.
edit....ps....the dillo rub is great stuff lol, and so is the bottle opener.
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