AR Front Sight Question


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pinetree64
December 5, 2006, 09:04 PM
If I scope an AR that had a flat top but a standard front sight, do I have to use special rings to get the scope high enough? I'm new to these high tech guns, but am trying to get educated before the gun show this weekend.

http://www.stagarms.com/cart/images/stag_arms_model2big.gif

I like the Stag, but am still doing research.

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Fly320s
December 5, 2006, 09:49 PM
No. With a magnifying scope the front sight is too close to the scope to affect your vision through the scope.

Werewolf
December 5, 2006, 09:52 PM
Get a riser. There are various manufacturers of them. They can be found at Brownells (most of the time) and Midway USA (most of the time).

Here's a link to what I am talking about:

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=891077

That's an expensive one - in fact way way too expensive. I bought one for about $15 bucks at a gunstore that specializes in mil-surp weapons and surplus. Probably made in China but it does the job which is raise the scope I put on it up enough to clear the front sight.

There are other options but I am not familiar enough with them to pass on any recommendations.

DnPRK
December 5, 2006, 10:07 PM
What works best for me are rings that elevate the center of the scope 1.5 inches above the receiver rail. This puts your eye at about the same location as when you use iron sites. Therefore, you only need to remember one cheek weld for your AR.

WNTFW
December 5, 2006, 10:14 PM
If you are buying at a show or shop & want a Stag (or other) make sure you know what you are getting. A Stag stripped receiver & rifle kit is not a the same as a complete Stag rifle. Stag barrels say Stag not DTI. I was at a shop recently & the guy was not aware he was selling what I described above. He insisted he got the rifles from Stag. After looking at his invoice he admitted is was a Stag lower & Wilson upper. The serial #s on 2 of them left the factory as stripped receivers. Sights were not included, FSB was different, etc. That was what tipped me off.

I have heard nothing but good about Stag so don't hesitate to get a Stag. Just know what your getting.
Congrats on the new AR,
WNTFW

RockyMtnTactical
December 5, 2006, 11:40 PM
What kind of scope are you considering.

FWIW, THE FSB doesn't bother me all that much, here's a pic of my 20" scoped AR.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/mwirig79/RMT-MASTERpics00112.jpg

MisterPX
December 6, 2006, 02:08 AM
With a 4X, the FSB is just a blurry shadow, with higher magnification, you don't even see it.

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