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wilit
08-19-2006, 11:15 PM
I took the OLL out for the first time today. I have to say, for a long time I never could figure out what was so special about AR's, but now I know. What a sweet firing rifle. Anyway, this is the first rifle I've ever shot with peep sights. How the heck to I line up the sight picture? Where's the front sight supposed to be in relation to the rear sight? I can't seem to find anything online.

blkA4alb
08-19-2006, 11:24 PM
I took the OLL out for the first time today. I have to say, for a long time I never could figure out what was so special about AR's, but now I know. What a sweet firing rifle. Anyway, this is the first rifle I've ever shot with peep sights. How the heck to I line up the sight picture? Where's the front sight supposed to be in relation to the rear sight? I can't seem to find anything online.
When looking through the rear peep your eye should pretty much center the post within the ring (meaning the top of the front post in the center of the hole.) The peep should be out of focus.

norbs007
08-20-2006, 12:38 AM
Check this out, lots of info here.

http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/sightsopticsfaq.msnw

Good luck!

Mudvayne540ld
08-20-2006, 12:48 AM
Might as well use this topic to ask about an Aimpoint. Have never used one, and cant seem to find info on Google or Calguns. Will an AimPoint work with an A2 non detachable carrying handle?

radioactivelego
08-20-2006, 12:50 AM
Check this out, lots of info here.

http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/sightsopticsfaq.msnw

Good luck!I have to say that this is a very awesome site. :)

anotherone
08-20-2006, 12:57 AM
Might as well use this topic to ask about an Aimpoint. Have never used one, and cant seem to find info on Google or Calguns. Will an AimPoint work with an A2 non detachable carrying handle?

Most optics can be configured for the A2 carry handle. I love the A2 carry handle and have yet to begin to enjoy the A3 flat top uppers as much as A1 and A2 carry handle uppers.

Anyhow, optics for the A2 carryhandle range from the simple such as railmounts on top of the carry handle http://www.armsmounts.com/catalog.php?action=124&item_id=1 to more involved solutions that include the forearm http://www.armsmounts.com/catalog.php?action=124&item_id=41 and then there's the extreme: the ARMS A2 freefloat integrated 4 rail system http://www.armsmounts.com/catalog.php?action=124&item_id=48

Mudvayne540ld
08-20-2006, 12:58 AM
Yea, I love the A2 also!
Like the first one the most... cause it fits my budget. Thanks :D

socalguns
08-20-2006, 3:20 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_sights
http://stevespages.com/page7c.htm
U.S. Army Field Manuals ( Rifle Marksmanship ... )

blkA4alb
08-20-2006, 9:10 AM
Might as well use this topic to ask about an Aimpoint. Have never used one, and cant seem to find info on Google or Calguns. Will an AimPoint work with an A2 non detachable carrying handle?
You can mount just about anything on anything these days. I personally think optics look very odd mounted so high up. I don't see how you could get any kind of cheek weld with it mounted so high up, also the steeper the angle of the optic to the bore the more parallax there is.

I don't see myself buying an A2 upper anytime soon, if I want a carry handle I'll just get a detachable one :D .

megavolt121
08-20-2006, 11:09 AM
You can mount just about anything on anything these days. I personally think optics look very odd mounted so high up. I don't see how you could get any kind of cheek weld with it mounted so high up, also the steeper the angle of the optic to the bore the more parallax there is.

I don't see myself buying an A2 upper anytime soon, if I want a carry handle I'll just get a detachable one :D .

+1 on that...

You won't get a good aim with an aimpoint mounted on a handle. Maybe it'll be good for hitting c.o.m. @ 50yards or less, but for target shooting, it'll be horrible, especially if you have to look so high up you're using your ******** instead of your cheek!

ocabj
08-20-2006, 3:19 PM
http://www.ocabj.net/photos/firearms_personal/colt_sporter_01.jpg

Aimpoint Comp ML2 with a forward carry handle mount and QR ring. It just barely cowitnesses with the iron sights. The top of the post is just above the bottom of the Aimpoint's sight picture.

FYI: Rifle in picture is a Colt Sporter Lightweight. Circa 1993. I've got about 3000 rounds through that upper.