Aimpoint Micro True Co-Witness AR-15 Riser Under $50?


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OregonJohnny
April 5, 2013, 02:50 PM
I recently found a great deal on a Truglo Triton 20mm red dot (50% off), which is an Aimpoint Micro clone. It has the exact same mounting holes and base design as the Aimpoint, so risers are interchangeable. The red dot came with a low riser, but they also offer a high riser ($20). My AR (M&P15 OR) has standard height sights (removable front on the gas block, Magpul flip-up on the rear) and I have really gotten used to a true co-witness with red dots, and want to keep it that way.

I took a chance and ordered Truglo's high riser. It turned out to be a 1/3 lower co-witness. Then I saw a riser on Botach's website called the KZ Aimpoint Micro FT mount. In the product description, it clearly says, "True Co-Witness For Perfect Alignment w/ All Fixed Iron Sights & Aftermarket Flip-Up Sights."

Took another chance and ordered it (found it for $40). Nope - another 1/3 lower co-witness riser. False advertising. I am returning both risers.

I've seen all sorts of risers from Aimpoint, American Defense and LaRue that claim true co-witness for the Aimpoint Micro, but they cost more than I paid for my red dot. And I've been burned twice now on risers claiming true co-witness.

Does anyone know of something that will fit my needs for under $50? This is a budget range gun, so I don't need top quality, otherwise I would have just sprung for an Eotech/Aimpoint/Trijicon.

If the American Defense AD-T1-10 ($90) is without a doubt a true co-witness riser for the Micro, I might consider it, if there aren't any other less expensive options. Anyone with experience with this riser?

Thanks!

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wriggly
April 5, 2013, 02:55 PM
1/3 lower co-witness is actually better, and the way to go. You need to come to that realization on your own though, through experience.

SabbathWolf
April 5, 2013, 02:59 PM
1/3 lower co-witness is actually better, and the way to go. You need to come to that realization on your own though, through experience.
Exactly.....

OregonJohnny
April 5, 2013, 03:34 PM
1/3 lower co-witness is actually better, and the way to go.

Would you say this for all red dots and holographics, or just the smaller 20mm units such as the Micro?

I had a Bushnell Trophy 30mm red dot on the AR forever, with QD rings that setup a true co-witness with my front sight. I moved it to another rifle, but I really liked the sight picture, especially when I could flip up the rear sight, and the dot's MOA would shrink down.

I can see that the 20mm has much less field of view to work with, though. I might give lower 1/3 a try, but so far, I don't like it.

SabbathWolf
April 5, 2013, 07:00 PM
Would you say this for all red dots and holographics, or just the smaller 20mm units such as the Micro?

I had a Bushnell Trophy 30mm red dot on the AR forever, with QD rings that setup a true co-witness with my front sight. I moved it to another rifle, but I really liked the sight picture, especially when I could flip up the rear sight, and the dot's MOA would shrink down.

I can see that the 20mm has much less field of view to work with, though. I might give lower 1/3 a try, but so far, I don't like it.


At the end of the day....my recommendation is to "Always" use what works for "YOU" the best....no matter what other people say....including me. :D

However, you always get a better FOV for your red dot itself if you go with a 1/3 co-witness.

MrCleanOK
April 6, 2013, 09:23 AM
Well, just because others are claiming that lower-1/3 is "better", I'll chime in that I think true cowitness is better, and I prefer to do it with fixed iron sights. So there! :neener:

Ar180shooter
April 6, 2013, 12:55 PM
Well, just because others are claiming that lower-1/3 is "better", I'll chime in that I think true cowitness is better, and I prefer to do it with fixed iron sights. So there! :neener:
I find a true co-witness obstructs the sight picture too much, especially with the smaller red dots like the Micro.

GCMkc
April 6, 2013, 01:12 PM
I rock a LaRue QD mount (LT-751) and it puts my Micro H-1 in absolute co-witness with the irons. I usually shoot with the irons flipped down anyway but I like the lower mount. I can see why most guys like the lower 1/3 co-witness. It seems like it would be much faster to get a good sight picture. With the lower mount you have to get a deeper cheek weld and hold your head a little bit lower.

I was able to find a used good condition one on ar15.com for $85 shipped. Dish out the extra coin, you won't be disappointed. They retail around $110 w/ the throw lever. I know that it is twice as much as your looking for but you'll never need another mount and eventually you will upgrade to an aimpoint ;).

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