Anyhoo, I was thinking of how to get as much out of my AR as possible. I want an autoloading rifle that can reach out to 400 yards easily (and have the optics to do so), but also be able (in a pinch) be great for CQB stuff in case I ever get a chance to get into 3gun. So here's what I was thinking... a flat-top, midlength 16" A2-profile-barrel with a quad-rail handguard. A decent-ish scope up top, but on the right rail of the handguard... ...mount an EOTech. Use the scope for longer distances, and for closer-in stuff, rotate the rifle 90 degrees counterclockwise. Theoretically, the rail's still over the bore axis, a cheek weld is still possible, and the only downsides are that 1) the brass is going straight up and 2) you might get a weird look from others (which I really don't mind, since that happens a lot anyway ). Might even be a boon for prone position, since the magazine (and grip, come to think of it) is now effectively sticking out the side. So, whaddya think? Good idea or bad?