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RRA Detachable Carry Handle Height

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JonB, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. JonB

    JonB Member

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    Anyone know the height of the RRA Detachable carry handle? I know it's designed to be the right height to co-witness when used with an Aimpoint. I am at work and can't measure the height on mine to determine what height mount I need for an optic.
     
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    I thought all carry handles were the same height, whatever that is.

    They would have to be to work with the standard AR gas block / front sight combo.

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    It's appx 1 1/2 inches from the top of the rail to the center of the peep on a standard carry handle.
     
  4. JonB

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    Sorry - should have been more specific. I was talking about the 'tactical' version (ha! not sure what is tactical about it but ok) like shown here.
     
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    It's probaly "tactical" because of the picatinny rail on top, well, and it's a lower profile I guess.
     
  6. NC-Mike

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    Welcome to your small world of proprietary carry handles. :scrutiny:

    The best thing I can think of is selling it and using the rail on the receiver like 99.9 percent of AR shooters do. :)
     
  7. Texpatriate

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    The rear sight of the RRA tactical carry handle is exactly the same height as the one on a standard carry handle for an A3 upper. If you want to mount an aimpoint on it to co-witness the BUIS in the lower third of the field of view, you will have to use a pretty low profile 30 mm ring. I have this setup on my RRA 6.8 SPC upper and I "like it okay", but it's not my favorite setup. The tactical carry handle is kind of heavy, and I find that prefer a separate mounting platform (such as the Larue Tactical M68 mount) and rear BUIS. Go with what you like and feel most comfortable with though.
     
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    It's detachable, and it might be "tactical", but it sure sucks as a carry handle.
    All you can do is grab it by your fingertips.
     
  9. NC-Mike

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    It does kinda suck. It not a carry handle either. More like a riser with an odd height and a built-in, non-folding, BUIS.

    There's a lot of things you need to buy into if you're going to use that device.

    To get a absolute co-witness, you are stuck with some particular aimpoint with a low-mount.

    You have to dig on Google but it is there. Instead of helping you, that device seems to lock you in.
     
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