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Can't see my red dot...

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by musclegto, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. musclegto

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    Just got my Aimpoint Micro in the mail. Awesome looking sight, feels of high quality. I mounted it onto my Sig m400 and I cannot see the red dot as it is very high up. The stock prevents my face from going low enough to see it. I can only see it if I look directly behind the stock. I Imagine this is why I see people mounting the sights on risers, I was hoping to keep it low profile. Any advice?
     
  2. BenjiEDF

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    Yep you'll need a riser :) You'll want the standard riser that will allow the red dot to either absolute co-witness or 1/3 co-witness with the front sight gas block. Aimpoint makes a riser for it, Daniel Defense makes one, and Larue makes a nice quick detach version.
     


  3. musclegto

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    Gotcha, thanks!

    I will be trying out a UTG low profile see how everything lines up before I buy a quality riser.
     
  4. mjkeat

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    Why?

    Go to Primary Arms and get a American Defense or Seekins mount.
     
  5. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    A LaRue QD mount will cost you $107. If you don't want the QD feature, order it with the VFZ mount, and it'll knock $25 off the price. I'd suggest the LaRue 660 which will give a lower 1/3rd cowitness. I'm actually about to replace my Comp M2 with a T1 micro on a LT660 mount.

    If that is still too expensive, the Daniel Defense mount is $71 or less, and also works well, but has no quick detach capability at all.

    Don't buy a ****ty UTG mount to put under a nice Aimpoint.
     
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  6. musclegto

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  7. WoodenPlank

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    A low profile mount is not going to work on an AR-15 - period. You won't be able to get low enough on the stock to effectively use the dot. That's the down side to an inline stock like on the AR platform rifles. On a SIG-556, FN FAL, M1A, etc. with a drop comb stock, you can easily use a very low mount, but not on the straight stocks of the AR-15/10,
     
  8. musclegto

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  9. Can't see your red dot? Hmmmm... my stomach is so big I can't see my... And you think you have problems.
     
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  10. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    We all have to learn at some point. Great choice on the red dot. :cool:
     
  11. WoodenPlank

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    Glad to be of help, and I apologize if my earlier post came off a bit snarky - it wasn't intended that way.

    The easy way to tell how short you can go on a red dot is to look at that weapon's front sight. The horizontal (ie: line that runs horizontally through the optic, and is centered vertically) center line of the optic's window has to be at least as high as the top of your front sight post to really be usable. On an AK, that's pretty low to the receiver. On an AR, not so much. Good news for you is that the T1's window is pretty tiny to begin with, so even with the sight that high, it's not as tall or bulky as an Aimpoint M2/3/4/PRO that's at the same center-line height. That bulk (and weight) is why I'm going to be replacing my M2 with the T1.
     
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  12. musclegto

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    Not at all snarky, you were very helpful.
     
  13. Boxerglocker

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    I run a 1/3 co-witness Larue on my DD with a standard front sight. For my M&P 15-22 trainer, I prefer a the ADM Absolute co-witness with my fold down BUIS.
     
  14. mjkeat

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    It would probably be best if our trainer and primary were set up as close to the same as possible.
     
  15. humanguerrilla

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  16. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    I use a LaRue LT-751(absolute co-witness) on one of my SBRs with a T1 and no issue. It's not too tall IMO.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. musclegto

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  18. gunsnhoses

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    Now THAT'S a problem!