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Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by *ASH*, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    grrrrrr i had no damn idea these were so expensive . seems i will need a rear flip down to put on swing gate magnifer :whistling:

    might just chunk that idea , dont want to 60 to 200 on a damn rear sight . geex
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    $50 or so for an MBUS is always a good option. If your main optic goes TU (and it definitely can happen) then having backups is going to save some headaches. I'm more partial to the Troy sights due to their lower profile, but $100-120 is a little harder to swallow. I use Troy front and rear on my Mk. 18 and an MBUS rear on my 16" middy.
     

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    I picked up these and I am very happy with them. I like the idea of a quick flip and you are back in action
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Front-Degree-Rapid-Transition-Backup/dp/B006X9DLQM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1D740KUILI9OY&coliid=I1IL88EHFVG42Q"]Amazon.com: GDT AR15 AR 15 Front and Rear 45 Degree Rapid Transition BUIS Backup Iron Sight: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31oPrVDIl5L.@@AMEPARAM@@31oPrVDIl5L[/ame]

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    The quality will blow you away. I could not believe them


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    collim1 Shower Time!

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    The MBUS sights run $50 each at shops in my area. They have a good reputation. I run a carry handle sight, but if I went optics, the MBUS rear sight is what I would use.

    Looks like the best bang for the buck.
     
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    :upeyes: :rofl:

    Seriously??????

    Coming from the guy that just bought a Daniel Defense rifle???

    Reminds me of the posts on the photography forums where someone buys a nice $2000 DLSR body, and wants save $20 buy buying a cheap no name battery on ebay. ;)
     
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    For a back-up the MBUS would serve just fine. Look around the classifieds on the various websites and you can likely find one for a song.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Sights are one of the more important parts on a rifle.
    Would you put $40 bias ply tires on a Ferrari? :dunno:
     
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    Nailed it.

    I would take the money you would spend on a magnifier and flip mount and put it toward a fixed BUIS. I've never found a need for a magnifier on a red dot. They've fallen out of favor with most shooters for a reason.
     
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    Suck it up and buy a rear sight from magpul. Just make sure you dont buy the PTS version. Im looking to change the color scheme on my AR...I have an OD green mbus that I would sell if you wanted it.
     
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    yeah shoot me a pm id be interested . :wavey:


    and to others , no im not looking to put a set of airsoft sights on a DD . that would be BLASPHEMY !~~~~~~:rofl::rofl:
     
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    id never own a ferrari , but if i did the only thing i would put on it is a for sale sign :rofl:
     
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    This is the BUIS I have on my ARs. At $120 it's a bit expensive, but a very high quality and low profile sight.

    A.R.M.S #40L

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    another question , im very new to AR 15 , learning stuff ,


    my DD V3 has a staked from sight , and i have an aimpoint pro red dot sight .

    can i use the rear site only or will i need to use both front and back sights ? and will it co witness with the aimpoint ??


    and how hard is it to remove pinned front factory sight
     
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    Your rifles brother wears an Aimpoint Pro. I like having both fixed sites. If the Aimpoint goes down for whatever reason the fixed irons are there. It doesn't impede your ability to use the red dot at all. After a while you don't even notice they are there. The stock mount it comes with will give a cowitness in between absolute and 1/3. I eventually replaced it with QD ADM lower 1/3 mount.

    Do not remove the front site. It's the most secure thing you'll ever have on the rifle. If down the line you want a longer rail and flip-up front sight just shave the front site and make a gas block out of it.(I'm liking the Troy Alpha rail so far and considering it has a built in front site the value is pretty good too)
     
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    +1 for the MBUS. I love mine, and I would buy again.
     
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    This is an entertaining thread. Again, you spend some serious $ on a high quality AR, but want to skimp on sights for it.

    :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    ahaa ok good read .
     
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    I run an Aimpoint and prefer a Troy flip up rear. I run it in the
    lowered position. If you are in the middle of a conflict with a
    paper assailant and your Aimpoint goes down, simply place the
    front sight pin in the center of the Aimpoint's objective. When
    time is available, pop up the rear sight, and continue fighting
    the wood pulp mafia!