Red Dots

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yankeejib
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Red Dots

Postby yankeejib » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:29 am

I picked up a 1X Red Dot sight from a friend who didn't need it. I put it on one of my AR's to try it out. It seems very low and not very comfortable to sight. In fact, so low it's below the front blade. I guess I need a riser? Should I try to space it so it taps the top of the front blade or get above it? How far fore/aft do you mount it on the rail. I'm assuming (uh oh) that the farther away you place it from your eye, the more accurate it is? Thanks in advance....
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Professor Stu Padasol

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Tye
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Re: Red Dots

Postby Tye » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:38 pm

IIRC, no accuracy gain up close or further away from the eye so long as you can see the dot. Furthermore it need not be centered. I will be experimenting with a Delta Point Pro 2.5 moa on a CZ85B once it comes back from the smith (CGW). I'm not interested in co witnessing with Irons for my non-SD purposes. If I really like it for long range target shooting, then I may decide to to have a slide milled down for a lower profile. Gonna be a while, though, to wait for the turn around.
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Tye

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Re: Red Dots

Postby Tye » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:38 pm

Posted it in non carry guns. I'm a happy camper.
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Tye


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