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Short-range sight on a long-range rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by desidog, Nov 7, 2009.

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  1. desidog

    desidog Member

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    A while back i was watching one of those sniping competitions on the Military Channel, and saw a bunch of guys with red-dots/holographics mounted on top of the scope tube on their rifles. It seems like a good idea for my .243, since quick close-range target acquisition with the 6-18x scope can be tricky even on the lowest magnification. So are those guys just using a regular weaver ring upside down, so to speak?

    It looked like they were employing ACOG red dots....which have 8-moa dots. That seems kind of big to me, as does the pricetag on all ACOGs. What are some *quality* alternatives?
     
  2. armoredman

    armoredman Member

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    Aimpoint T-1 Micro in line with the scope, or an EOTech set up with magnifier. I haven't tried my EOTech at long range yet, or should I say, longer range than I am used to, as my normal 100 yards is NOT long range by any means.
     
  3. MrCleanOK

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    On a regular 1" or 30mm scope tube, there are picatinny adapters for this. I have seen red dots mounted on top of scopes, and also rotated 90 degrees toward the strong side (rotate rifle about 45 degrees to use it).

    4-8 MOA isn't too big. This a set-up like this is for getting shots off quick at close range, where your primary optic won't give you adequate field of view. It can also help you to get on target with your primary optic by lining the rifle up with the red dot first.
     
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    If you have a rail and space, theSLAM might work. Or I'd imaging there are knockoffs that work as well and are way cheaper.
     
  5. desidog

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    No rails at all currently....but from your link, mitchx3, the Badger "picatinny ring cap" looks exactly like what i want. I also found this rail at Brownells http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24640/Product/SCOPE_ACCESSORY_RAIL but it could move, unlike the Badger option.

    The downside to this quest is $50-100 for a rail + 400-500 for a good sight &mounts. For that amount of wampum, i could get a decent short range gun...i'd like both!
     
  6. moooose102

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    not many people (including me) really like those see through scope mounts, and for good reason. i have a fresh cresent moon cut on my forehead from my wifes 30-30. anyway, i have often thought that instead of those things, there should be a set of opens on the top of the scope mount caps. that would really be just for 30-40 yard quick shots, like on your way into your stand. not for target shooting. a nice ghost sight set, or something similarwith a rounded blade on the front. just something that will get you in the boiler room area when you jump something.
     
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