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  1. Lately I've been experimenting with the wide aperture of the A2 rear iron sight (on carry handle). Previously I had always used the narrow aperture. What I found, to my surprise, is that I can get a pretty tight group at 50 yards with the wide aperture. However, at 100 yards I have a hard time keeping shots on the target. Now, suposedly, the wide aperture is supposed to be used for 0-200 meters. But after my experience I'm pretty skeptical about that and I wonder why would anyone choose to use the wide aperture other than for CQB distances. (In fact, years ago I installed an aftermarket A2 rear peep that had a wide aperture that is the same as the standard narrow one and screw in peep holes for the narrow one that are even tinier. I eventually decided to go back to the standard rear peep but the aftermarket product was clearly better for long range shooting.) What's the theory behind 0-200 yards with the wide aperture?
  2. Anyone have suggestions for back up iron sights? I don't want to make a mistake of purchasing aluminum sights (spring assisted back ups) for $20 because they are unproven. At the same time, I'm not comfortable with $100 for MBUS sights either. I'd prefer flip up metal sights, especially if they are really close to mil-spec. For $100, I'm REALLY looking for metal tritium sights. I can pick up an AmeriGlo upgrade kit for $75. If I purchase a front and rear aluminum sight that have Mil-Spec front and rear apertures (that also flip up) for $20, total cost is $95. EDIT: I can't tell the difference (at least visually) between a BCM sight http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/AR15-Iron-Sights-s/8.htm And these sights http://www.ebay.com/itm/271776970154?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I found another set that looks like higher quality (and more troy-clone-ish): http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Tactical-Foldable-Flip-Up-Transition-Iron-Sight-Front-Rear-FBUS-MBUS-BUIS-/231538818742?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35e8c9feb6
  3. I recently installed an ACOG (Trijicon 3.5x) on my AR15A2 with a carry handle. In this configuration I can use either the ACOG or the iron sights (visible through the tube at the base of the ACOG). I am not at this time considering adding a reflex sight. My question is, as a general practice, whether and when to switch from ACOG to iron sights. (Assuming the ACOG is working properly. Of course, the iron sights are always available as a backup in case the ACOG has problems.) For example, one might rely on the iron sights at 0-25m and the ACOG beyond that. On the one hand, every article I've found so far discusses iron sights only as a backup to optics. On the other hand, they often argue that ACOG is not ideal of CQB.
  4. So I built a dedicated 22lr AR for my 10 yr old and put a red dot on it but also need to put some back up sights on. My question is can I put polymer sights(like MBUS) on the gas block being that it doesn't have the gasses running through it. Would it get to hot or am I good with polymer or do I need to go with metal. If so any recomendation on inexpensive BUS that will do the job for this? Thanks Guys...
  5. How's it going guys, was just looking for some quick answers before buying a rear iron sight, so I don't look like a jackass at my local gun store I got a question, I recently purchased a front clamp on flip up iron sight for my vmatch gasblock, It sits on my bushmaster predator, I was just wondering if I go to my local gun store can I buy any rear flip up sight? I might not get alot of answers because no one really knows what the heck a clamp on iron sight is lol but if you have any knowledge of this topic of iron sights please share, appreciate any input thank you for reading take care
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