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  • AR15 Sight Options?

    I just purchased a Smith & Wesson M&P15 TS. This model as the Magpul Mbus flip up sights as backup sights. I'm contemplating what type of primary sight I want to put on it. This will not be intended for home defense so a QCB both eyes open red dot sight is not really needed but I still want to be able to get on target quickly. I will not be using this for extreme long range either (have custom built varmint rifles for that) maybe out to 100-200yrds or so. I want some type of illuminated reticle in case of a night time attack. So far I'm leaning towards this Leupold http://www.midwayusa.com/product/136...ProductFinding. I have several Leupolds and a big fan of theirs.

    A Trijicon Acog and similar is out of my price range. Do any of you have any experience with this Leupold? Any other sight recommendations?

    Thanks,
    Dan
    2007 dark blue Navi
    Traxxion "Mega Monty"
    IBA 54656


  • #2
    Night use: Any standard scope even with a lighted dot or reticle is useless unless there is illumination on the target. Some night vision scopes are in this price range especially if you shop Amazon, but trust them neither find one you like then do a search on it and you may find it on sale even cheaper.

    Any ordinary scope though lighted reticle or not, is helpless at night unless the target is lit up.

    You can use lower open ring mounts for the scope and retain open sight use.

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    • Hoosier Daddy
      Hoosier Daddy commented
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      Good point about target at night. What ever sight I get I plan to have on a quick detach mount so if it fails I can quickly access the backup iron sights.

  • #3
    I am running a Aimpoint Pro on my Tavor. I have been very satisfied with it. I also offset a Burris TR25 on a 45* mount for close up under 100 yds. Both are tough as nails and have had both on my AR's as well. The Aimpoint Pro will true cowitness on my Tavor too!
    """""""Darksider #10 It's been said by many people, that I am still only 16 years old inside my head!! LOL!!
    I have never thrown a leg over any make or model of motorcycle and had nothing but a good time!!"""""""

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    • #4
      Both I mentioned can be used with night vision as well.
      """""""Darksider #10 It's been said by many people, that I am still only 16 years old inside my head!! LOL!!
      I have never thrown a leg over any make or model of motorcycle and had nothing but a good time!!"""""""

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      • #5
        I will have to check into that Rick. I do like that it has a 2" moa dot as opposed to a 4" dot. Thanks.
        2007 dark blue Navi
        Traxxion "Mega Monty"
        IBA 54656

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        • #6
          I put this on my M & P M4. I like it and you can use both eyes with no problem.

          http://www.opticsplanet.com/burris-1...iflescope.html
          Dave - High up in Arizona - Black Metallic 2019 DCT

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Hoosier Daddy View Post
            I will have to check into that Rick. I do like that it has a 2" moa dot as opposed to a 4" dot. Thanks.
            Take a look at the EOTECH it has a 1moa dot and certain models can be used with night vision. I just got two of the 553's put them on an ar and a kel-tec
            Aimpoint is also a good one both are used in the military.

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            • #8
              Well for that night time zombie attack in true night, not dawn or dusk, there really is no option made other than a night vision optic. One specifically made for night use. No other sight allows use at night. A lighted reticle is helpful early dawn and late dusk, but once it does become dark a night optic is required for zombies.
              Now you can purchase some specialty perforated scope caps that allow you to use a night optic in daylight, but this is a close range only situation and the scope resolution suffers greatly along with field of view.

              Up close and personal nothing out there exceeds ghost ring type peep sights. Just point the front sight, your eye automatically centers the ghost ring.

              Red and green dots are fine, close up, say 35 to 50 yards, beyond that they blot out the target and it does take somewhat of a learning curve to use a red dot and to find it quickly.

              If under Zombi attack a detachable scope is not an option, it is dark we are human and while fumbling around the zombie eats you. Lol!

              Personal opinion only, if I did require a night weapon for whatever reason I would set it up with open ghost peeps on high open rings with a night scope permanently mounted. In combat or such as hog hunting in heavy brush open fast sights are a prime requirement. The ability to find the sights is mandatory for fast action.

              Of course with practice out to about 15 or 20 yards one does not even need any sights. Just point shoot, with practice you will find you can even hit hand thrown clays with a rifle or handgun by just point shooting. I always practice that a bit with any scoped handgun I may decide to carry hunting, as it is impossible to find a sight picture with speed on a scoped handgun and if that pig is upset.............you do need to be familiar enough with that particular handgun to just point shoot it at close range, that pig may eat your new boots. Lol!

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Kit Carson View Post
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                Red and green dots are fine, close up, say 35 to 50 yards, beyond that they blot out the target and it does take somewhat of a learning curve to use a red dot and to find it quickly.
                Kit, don't know if you have been keeping up with the Modern New Optics out there, but my red dot will reach out there. 300 yards and beyond is no problem for my Aimpoint M4. It has even hit thee out of five pretty consistently out to 500 yards. My dot will start to cover up a Clay Pigeon out to about 275 yards, but hey, what ever it covers up it is gonna hit it too! This is with a 223, now with a 300 blackout it will spot on even out to 500 yards. Beyond that, I have to flip it out of the way and utilize the variable 3x9x40 to bring in the target.
                """""""Darksider #10 It's been said by many people, that I am still only 16 years old inside my head!! LOL!!
                I have never thrown a leg over any make or model of motorcycle and had nothing but a good time!!"""""""

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