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Survey: Iron sights

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


  1. Diesel McBadass

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    yeah, but still same can be said with irons, i shoot better with a red dot than irons all around, long range needs a scope....or a red dot magnifier :cool:

    Irons suck, but they always work so some backups are always wanted
     

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  2. TangoFoxtrot

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    ...until they die! ....Then you need the irons. No batteries in iron sights.
     

  3. ak103k

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    I have yet to have the batteries die in any of my Aimpoints, and I leave them on, 24/7/365. They get changed once a year.

    You should absolutely know how to use iron sights, and if the gun is capable, should have a set of BUIS on it, but the red dots absolutely do blow the irons out of the water for most realistic shooting.
     
  4. Diesel McBadass

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    im starting on irons only when i get it to get proficient, and while i save money for a red dot. Once i get a red dot, im keeping backup sights on there. If a dot fails you can flip up an iron or have a fied one cowitnessed. Theres always the irons dont break there always ready crowd, they always pretend not to notice you can have both.
     
  5. TangoFoxtrot

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    Exactly McBadass!
     
  6. scccdoc

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    I put my Troy rear sights on and shot this weekend.The "long distance" aperture is a "bullhorn" (?). Do you sight in center or where the horns come together? I didn't have time to get to those.....................DOC
     
  7. Warp

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    Center the tip of the front post in the middle of the rear aperture. Only focus on the front site, your eye should work to naturally center that site post in the aperture
     
  8. TangoFoxtrot

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    Well explained Warp!
     
  9. Leper

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    I agree with this. On my duty rifle I do have and use the BUIS but the primary site is an EOTECH.

    On my plinking gun (the one I'm teaching my son rifle with) it is the included Magpul sights only.
     
  10. Warp

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    I am getting experience teaching people to shoot rifles IRL.

    Good times.


    Optics can offer many different advantages, depending on the one used. More leeway in eye position/cheek weld (or lack thereof), faster (no lining two thing up), usable even in very low light (red dot/holographic/illuminated reticle), magnification, light gathering, etc.

    A good optic that matches your use for the gun is usually a good investment
     
  11. TangoFoxtrot

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    Well Warp I guess teaching the use of irons is a good place to start.