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remington r15 sights

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by redbullitt, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. redbullitt

    redbullitt Member

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    hello all, first post here

    I recently got a great deal on a remington r15 rifle; what are my best options for sighting set ups?

    I would really like to get some iron sights first of all since its a flat top upper. I like the holo sights, but im not so thrilled about having to rely on it entirely.

    I am looking for more of a medium to close range application here, so iron sights in conjunction with a holo or dot sight might be great.

    What would my best options be for getting some iron sights on here (.680 OD barrel)?
     
  2. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    Most of the big name sight makers offer replacement sights / gas blocks that will fit .680 diameter bbls. From there add the clamp on rear sight of your choice.
     
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    i looked on midway and i could not find anything specifically for my barrel. there were .625 i have seen and .72 .75 and bigger, but nothing in .68. Any ideas?

    thanks for the input, how about an eotech type sight? any experience with them?
     
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    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    I must have been thinking .625. You might call Brownells and speak to a gunsmith. Ask if they can recommend a .625 front sight or railed gas block that has enough metal on it for a gunsmith to mill out to .680. Maybe someone here has a better idea.
    They're good, solid sights. I like their reticle quite a bit. I just like Aimpoint's insane battery life better (2 to 7 years constant on depending on model chosen). Most of the major brand red dots work pretty well though.
     
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    congrats on your new rifle, and welcome.
     
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    thanks for the input
     
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    It's all personal preference; Find one you like.
     
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    Bushmaster makes a folding front sight for the gas block you already have on the Bushmaster made Remington R-15.

    B.M.A.S. Front Flip Sight for V Match Rifles and Carbines about 1/3 way down the page.

    http://www.bushmaster.com/products.asp?cat=19

    It's actually made by Yankee Hill.

    rcmodel
     
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    Thank you very much, i haven't seen that one.
     
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