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Survey: Iron sights

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by TangoFoxtrot, Oct 7, 2012.


  1. Warp

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    Too little lube is something done by a lot of people
     

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    Very true. Run it wet.
     

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    But not too wet. Which is usually what happens. Too wet is just as bad as too dry.

    Same goes for LocTite.
     
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    What problems will too wet cause?
     
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    This ^


    I haven't yet personally experienced a single person having a single problem from too much lube on an AR type rifle. I don't recall reading about even one single person, from verifiable, reliable source, having a problem from too much lube on an AR.


    At any rate, too little lube is FAR, FAR more likely to be a problem than too much. If somebody doesn't know how much to use, tell them to err on the side of too much/lots. The BCG is better off dripping wet than dry or even damp/moist.
     
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    A mess. Dont want that crap on my shiny new Multicams. :supergrin:

    Ive always run my AR's at just above "dry", and never had any issues, even with continuous shooting. Then again, thats probably just a hold over from the old Dri Slide days. :)

    I suppose if you were shooting a lot, and things were slowing down or gunking up, and you couldnt clean it, squirting extra lube into the works could keep things going for a little while, but all that extra lube in there in the first place, more likely contributed to the problem.

    Then theres always cold weather.
     
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    Yeah, no.

    You do however make a good point considering grease type lubricants in cold weather. The grease can harden up in the cold. This will inhibit the cycling of the AR.
     
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    I have yet to read anybody say this with any factual basis. People seem to just make it up and start saying it, just because.
     
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    i don't have any optics, but, i don't feel i need them. plain old never needs batteries carry handle sights work fine for me.
     
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    I think I'll replace my Aimpoint PRO with a Trijicon TR24G.
     
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    I always run my AR’s dripping wet. After the first shot, I always keep a clean towel next to me to clean of my glasses. I have never had an issue with it.

    Of course, I don’t live in a windy desert either. I could see that as being a regional thing. :dunno:
     
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    Is the PRO in good shape? I want to buy one....... DOC
     
  14. Warp

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    It is in perfect shape.

    Buuut it will probably go to my dad when I get the variable scope.

    Keep your eye out for all manner of black friday and cyber monday sales. I'll bet they pop up somewhere. The PRO is an excellent optic. I just want a little more precision capability/target identification, and my astigmatism/whatever doesn't agree very well with the dot.
     
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    My astigmatism doesn't either have to be wearing my glasses in order for my red dot to be clear anymore.
     
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    Thanks, best of luck with the tritium!
     
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    Is that the one with the fiber optic window on top.
     
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    Yes. Fiber optic and tritium. 1-4x.

    I would get the green triangle (TR24G) version.
     
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    I like the variable power 1X4. I dislike fixed power optics on my AR.
     
  20. Jason D

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    I started shooting iron sight when I was shooting Highpower. I have to have them on anything I buy from a 20" Hbar, to a M4 type Carbine. I know I hit a man sized target out to 600 yards with irons pretty easily.