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AR-15 Flip-up sights

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jadecristal, Feb 20, 2006.

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  1. Jadecristal

    Jadecristal Member

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    I have a Bushmaster M4gery. I removed the upper carry handle, and put an EOTech on, but would still like flip-up iron sights. Does it *matter* which ones I get? If so, or if not, what's recommended?

    Jadecristal
     
  2. taliv

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    there's a good sticky thread on arfcom reviewing, comparing, and contrasting all the BUIS options. dig it
     
  3. RayDog

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    one word TROY
     
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    Troy for folding BUIS, Larue for fixed.
     
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    Just remember that these flip sights are called BUIS - Back Up Iron Sights. You wouldn't use these for precision use, but mainly as a back up to your primary optic. That said, most of the BUIS rear sights (ie: Troy, ARMS) do not have elevation adjustments and only windage adjustments. If you have a fixed A2 front sight, you won't be able to adjust for elevation if you get a Troy or ARMS.

    But if you have a low profile gas block, you can get the Troy flip up BUIS front which does have elevation adjustments...
     
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    I ended up getting that Rock River arms rail mount that covers the whole rail and raises the EOTech up a little. The fixed sights are pretty good and have full adjustments. Only downside is it obscures the lower portion of the EOTech view. Flip up sights might give you a more open look. Mine works good though.
     
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    I just bought some front and rear flip-up Mangonel sights from DPMS for my DPMS flat top just in case for some reason my scope goes haywire....haven't put them on yet, but have heard they are really good..
     
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    A BUIS made by ARMS, Troy, LaRue, etc, are all going to require an extra height front sight.
     
  10. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    They may require a higher front sight post due to the different sight geometry. Some people have a problem, some don't. A normal height front sight post will be adjusted until it is almost out of the front sight base if it does work.
     
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