Iron sight question for DPMS Oracle.


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Renegade Ziggy
October 12, 2012, 01:44 AM
Just purchased a Oracle, found out the hard way :banghead: that it uses a railed gas block that sits lower which I guess throws the sights off, and obviously plastic sights are a no no due to heat. What would the intellectual people of THR recommend as far as iron sights go, will I be forced to buy special iron sights for this rifle?

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ZGunner
October 12, 2012, 02:55 AM
This should be what you're looking for?

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/454763/yankee-hill-machine-flip-up-front-sight-gas-block-height-ar-15-lr-308-aluminum-matte

ZGunner
October 12, 2012, 02:58 AM
Just noticed that was labeled LR-308. Here's one that not and is a lil cheaper. If you search "gas block height" sights in midway you'll get a good selection.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/138283/promag-flip-up-front-sight-gas-block-height-ar-15-lr-308-polymer-black

Renegade Ziggy
October 12, 2012, 04:40 AM
I appreciate the help, thanks! Yankee hill is the sights I'll be going with.

ZGunner
October 12, 2012, 05:37 AM
Can't go wrong there. That aluminum will last as long as the rifle will I'm sure.

45lcshooter
October 12, 2012, 02:22 PM
I had the same issue when i got my Sportical, I even called DPMS to ask, and they said same thing when looking for the front sight, make sure it states "gas block height".

OpticsPlanet
October 15, 2012, 02:14 PM
My Oracle upper came in last Wednesday. I ended up with this rail (laugh if you like, but it's made in the USA and solid as a rock):

http://images1.opticsplanet.com/120-120-ffffff/opplanet-leapers-model-4-15-carbine-length-quad-rail-mtu015.png
http://www.opticsplanet.com/leapers-utg-pro-model-4-15-carbine-length-quad-rail-system-w-front-extension-mtu015.html

The photo is a little goofy, once installed, it is the same diameter for the entire length.

It is captured like a carbine quad forend by the delta ring and internally by the handguard cap, but continues on past the front sight. It gave me another 4 inches of sight radius and allowed me to use the Magpul MBUS front sight I had laying around.

I'll get a chance to shoot it this weekend, have you shot yours yet? I had a completed lower in the safe, and couldn't resist Midway's price for the Oracle upper.

Mark H.

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