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Input requested - dual optics (scope and red-dot sight) on AR-15

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by ATCclears, May 30, 2013.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    I saw a "combo" mount on an AR-15 last night that had a scope in the normal position, and a 45-degree angle rail for a red-dot sight or part of an iron sight.

    This is the specific mount:
    Amazon.com: Warne Scope Matte Ramp Mount (1-Inch): Sports & Outdoors

    I'm seriously thinking about this for my AR-15. I currently only have iron sights on it and move the versatility of a scope for say 100+ yards, and a red-dot sight for closer situations.

    Does anyone have any experience with this configuration? Any considerations that may not be obvious, or experiences to share?

    Thx,
    Peter
     
  2. razormanxx

    razormanxx eugene Active Member

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    Depends on what kind of shooting you plan to do, red dots are pretty good at even 100 yards and even 200 yards. Look up jerry miculek his ar has The set up like you are talking about.
     
  3. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Tactical/defensive.

    Peter
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I use an Aimpoint PRO mounted in front of an Aimpoint 3x magnifier on a quick disconnect to maintain co-witness.

    Keith

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  5. kukusya

    kukusya King County Wa Active Member

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    Why you need scope on carbine??? Just curious:)
     
  6. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    For when I shoot at really small targets from really long distances :) .

    Keith
     
  7. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, that was an interesting link and vid.

    Peter
     
  8. dwaineshort

    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    I also was running an aim point with an 3x magnifier . I switched to an acog 4x32 with a rmr 3.25 moa red dot. new set up is lighter and I can shoot 1/2 inch groups at 200yd with cheap ammo all day.