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co-witnessing

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lloveless, Feb 3, 2011.

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  1. lloveless

    lloveless Member

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    Hi,
    I have never heard/seen this term used with guns before, and today I have read it on two posts. What is it?
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  2. Ithaca37

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    It is when your iron sights are able to be used through an optic such as an eotech or aimpoint. Like in the picture below. This way if the optic goes down, you can transition to irons without having to remove the optic.

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  3. EdLaver

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    Co-Witnessing is when you have a red dot optic sight, ie an Aimpoint or Eotech and you have back up iron sights aligned through the optic with the red dot off. In case of your main optic being damaged or loss of battery power you can flip up your backup sights and see them with the optic still installed on the reciever.
     
  4. Skylerbone

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    There are variations as well with Ithaca's being an absolute co-witness (dot aligned with BUIS). That's Back Up Iron Sights in case you run into that one too.
     
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