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Which sight do you prefer on your AR?

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  1. Optical Serenity

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    I'm looking at the EOTech and the Aimpoint...which do you prefer for CQB and under 25 yard type work?
     
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    Just do a search and you'll see a lot of strong opinions. It's the classic Ford-Chevy argument. Both are good sights. FWIW, I prefer the EoTech and it's what I brought to Iraq with me.

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    Seems to me like most guys prefer the EOTech on patrol rifles. I guess the quicker sight picture is the main reason. Or at least it was faster for me.
     
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    A2 iron sights use the big aperture.:)
     
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    I've played around with an EOTech on an AR at the Academy last spring. My experience was that changing lighting conditions require one to have to dink around with the brightness too much.
    My first recommendation is the iron sights, a tritium post if you need a nightsight.
    However, if you must put an optical or red dot type sight on it, a C-More or similar sight is probably the best way to go.
    The red dot uses available ambient light so it automatically adjusts varying light. The C-More also provides a fast, uncluttered view of the target and periphery. The red dot collects enough light in low light from weapons mounted flashlights to be visible to the shooter.
     
  6. Mute

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    I've personally found the C-More too much of a pain to deal with when zeroing (not to mention drifting off zero). The Eotech has as much periphery view as the C-More. The non-powered optics like the Trijicon Reflex work well except the brightness level can't be adjusted manually and they have a tendency to wash out sometimes, especially shooting from a shaded area into a bright area.

    I'd stick with an Eotech or an Aimpoint. Just set the power setting to somewhere in the middle range and you're covered for about 90% of the shooting envrionments you're like to encounter at any point.

    As to iron sights, I think they're just fine as long as you use the right ones. Like most who've owned rifles for a long time, I started off on iron sights and fight them to be like an old friend. You don't see each other for a while but when you do, it's like time hasn't passed. Having set that, once you've gone with a good optical solution, you're not going to want to go back to irons unless you have to.

    I personally prefer the Eotech, but like the Aimpoint too.
     
  7. Essex County

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    A2 iron sights worked for me forty years ago.....I assume they haven't declined since.....Essex
     
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    I like the Bushnell holosight on my M-4 a lot. I really like the fast target acquisition. On my H-bar 20' I have always used either the irons or a full size scope.
     
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    Yes, you are right, but man, my eyes sure have declined in those forty years!:D
     
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    The ones they came with! :)

    But between the EOTech and the "other one," :D I like the EOTech.

    For anything less than 50yds (maybe even 100yds), I think optics get in the way. But then I'm known to be a purist/simple-is-better kind of gal with regards to my firearms.
     
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    Thats a fact and why I am looking into new optics
     
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