View Full Version : Troy DOA rear sight

03-03-2010, 9:02 AM
Anyone tried this sight out?


I'm curious if the diamond shape really helps. I need a lower profile sight than I currently have, and I'm wondering if this offers any real advantage over the standard Battlesight.

03-03-2010, 9:05 AM
Kinda curious myself.

03-03-2010, 9:14 AM
yeap, curious here too...looks nice though...kinda made me wish i got the diamond instead of circle

03-03-2010, 11:02 AM
Nice design, I wish I had bought one

03-03-2010, 11:24 AM
I have been planning on picking one up for a long time. They look very cool.

03-03-2010, 11:40 AM
I got one just last week. Have not had a chance to try it out but playing with it is nice. Almost like a ghost ring but tighter. Need to give it a whirl at the range though to get real results.

03-03-2010, 11:49 AM
I have used both and will be using the circle aperature from now on. I dont see any advantage for me personally. In theory it is better but i dont know if it is my eyes or just the way it is. When i focus the front post, i cant see a difference between the circle and diamond at all. YMMV

03-03-2010, 12:50 PM
I found it easier to center the front post in the diamond than the circle since the diamond has X-Y indicators at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock.

03-03-2010, 2:03 PM
I found it easier to center the front post in the diamond than the circle since the diamond has X-Y indicators at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock.

I just looked thru one today (didn't shoot, just looked thru one mounted on a rifle) and it did seem that my eye easily picked up the angles and naturally centered the sight. Just gotta come up with $140 now is all :eek:

03-03-2010, 2:32 PM
I think its 120 on Troy's site, free shipping

03-03-2010, 3:51 PM
I just used one last weekend, I like how it picks up the front sight also. Felt intuitive.

03-03-2010, 3:55 PM
I had been using their proto for more than a year now.

I prefer this diamond than the round... such a simple idea, but a huge impact...

03-03-2010, 4:47 PM
I got the rear folding battlesight but when I purchased it I cldnt decide which one so I just went with the battlesight proven to work.

03-03-2010, 4:51 PM
I haven't shot one, but I've looked through one and I can say it's really a lot more intuitive for me than the circle.

03-03-2010, 5:32 PM
Simply put, it's faster and more precise for me.

Once A Marine
03-20-2010, 5:57 PM
I just tried one of these on my new M4 type build. Is it just me, or does the diamond aperture pretty much disappear from view? In the Marines, we never used the larger circle aperture - maybe I'm just uncomfortable with it and need to continue to acclimate to the larger aperture?