remington r15 sights


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redbullitt
November 10, 2008, 12:01 AM
hello all, first post here

I recently got a great deal on a remington r15 rifle; what are my best options for sighting set ups?

I would really like to get some iron sights first of all since its a flat top upper. I like the holo sights, but im not so thrilled about having to rely on it entirely.

I am looking for more of a medium to close range application here, so iron sights in conjunction with a holo or dot sight might be great.

What would my best options be for getting some iron sights on here (.680 OD barrel)?

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ugaarguy
November 10, 2008, 12:07 AM
Most of the big name sight makers offer replacement sights / gas blocks that will fit .680 diameter bbls. From there add the clamp on rear sight of your choice.

redbullitt
November 11, 2008, 12:19 AM
i looked on midway and i could not find anything specifically for my barrel. there were .625 i have seen and .72 .75 and bigger, but nothing in .68. Any ideas?

thanks for the input, how about an eotech type sight? any experience with them?

ugaarguy
November 11, 2008, 02:07 AM
i looked on midway and i could not find anything specifically for my barrel. there were .625 i have seen and .72 .75 and bigger, but nothing in .68. Any ideas?
I must have been thinking .625. You might call Brownells and speak to a gunsmith. Ask if they can recommend a .625 front sight or railed gas block that has enough metal on it for a gunsmith to mill out to .680. Maybe someone here has a better idea.
how about an eotech type sight? any experience with them?
They're good, solid sights. I like their reticle quite a bit. I just like Aimpoint's insane battery life better (2 to 7 years constant on depending on model chosen). Most of the major brand red dots work pretty well though.

FlyinBryan
November 11, 2008, 02:21 AM
congrats on your new rifle, and welcome.

redbullitt
November 20, 2008, 11:53 AM
thanks for the input

Tarvis
November 20, 2008, 12:33 PM
It's all personal preference; Find one you like.

PBinWA
November 20, 2008, 01:00 PM
Might try Yankee Hill Machine:

http://www.yhm.net/store/sights.html

They make lots of iron sights.

rcmodel
November 20, 2008, 03:04 PM
Bushmaster makes a folding front sight for the gas block you already have on the Bushmaster made Remington R-15.

B.M.A.S. Front Flip Sight for V Match Rifles and Carbines about 1/3 way down the page.

http://www.bushmaster.com/products.asp?cat=19

It's actually made by Yankee Hill.

rcmodel

redbullitt
November 20, 2008, 09:15 PM
Thank you very much, i haven't seen that one.

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