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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cookie4u1, Dec 31, 2006.

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  1. cookie4u1

    cookie4u1 Member

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    I have had my colt AR for a year but rarely shot it .I thought that I was just a lousy shot with it so I never tried to work with it.No such thing as a pattern.Shots were everywhere.I learned that the ammo I was using was too light for the twist.Now I can pretty much keep everything on a paper plate at 100 yds.Having no experience with the type of sights on it, I have a question about the rear sight.What is the purpose of the two different diameter holes.I'm thinking for range, but I'm not sure.I am willing to learn though. Thanks Mark
     
  2. 10-Ring

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    You know, there is no substitute for trigger time. Now that you've figured out the right ammo for you gun, go learn how to shoot it as it was intended! AR's can be ALOT of fun ;)
     
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    What's the point of sending an infantryman to Ft S
    You are correct. The large aperature is for short range shooting, at less than 200m. The smaller aperature is to be used for longer ranges or when more precision is required.

    Mike
     
  4. richardschennberg

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    Even the small apperture is too big for accuracy. I have to adjust the rifle on my shoulder so that the leafs on the front sight are centered and near the edge of the rear sight apperture. Then with good ammo you should be able to shoot better than you think you can see. A consistent picture with iron sights is almost as good as a 3-power scope.
    Richard
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  5. Lebben-B

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    What's the point of sending an infantryman to Ft S
    The standard irons on an A1/A2 aren't intended for Camp Perry accuracy. But they're fine for their intended purpose - battlefield shooting. And they're a dang sight (pun intended) better than what most Soldiers of other nations get with their rifles. If you find the aperature too big, install a set of NM sights on your rifle.

    Mike
     
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    It is all about being consistent with where you stick your face on the rifle (cheek weld). Yes the regular sights are not as good as the finer NM sights (on the correct size paper target) but if you do your part you might be surprised how well you can get these ARs to shoot
     
  7. RockyMtnTactical

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    Good info already posted.

    Learn to shoot with the iron sights, and then get yourself a high quality optic. ;)
     
  8. cookie4u1

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    Thanks for the info..Mark
     
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