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AR sights

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by andrewdl007, Dec 24, 2021.

  1. bassjam

    bassjam Member

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    It could affect harmonics, but probably not enough to matter if you're planning on using irons and the gun is otherwise stock, and this is a defensive gun that won't get used much past 200 yards.

    But if you're shooting 400+ yards with your own handload recipe, low pull aftermarket trigger, installed decent glass, sure, it'd be worth doing a side-by-side test to check.
     
  2. jmr40

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    Flip up front and rear sights are available and the ones made by MagPul are pretty decent for the money.

    Amazon.com : magpul ar sights front and rear flip up

    But IMO the best option is a conventional low powered scope. Something in a 1-4X20 is faster to use on 1x for close fast shots than either dot or iron sights. And on 4X you have enough magnification to hit human size targets out to 300-400 yards. For the same money you'll get a better quality sight with a conventional scope than a dot sight anyway.

    And they aren't that much bigger nor heavier.

    Amazon.com : 1-4x24 rifle scope

    You COULD add the flip up sights as backup to a scope, but in my experience iron sights are more likely to fail than a scope. I don't even waste time with irons anymore.
     
  3. sarduy

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    I would get the UTG Super Slim flip up sights and this red dot, everything for under $150 and you’ll have a solid setup that won’t break the bank

    sig_sauer_romeo_msr_2moa_red_dot_black_-_sor72001_2.jpg
    https://palmettostatearmory.com/sig-sauer-romeo-msr-2moa-red-dot-black-sor72001.html
     
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