AR-10 mounting red-dot Question?

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Stag, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Stag

    Stag Member

    Good Day All,

    I have seen many a configuration of the AR-15. One that intrigues me, is the scope mounted @ 12 o'clock and the reddot (micro t1/doc reddot) on a offset 1 o'clock mount off the left or side rail.

    My question - Is that offset red dot feasible with the kick of a .308? Canting an AR-10 or FAL type rifle/carbine would seem like it might push a little too much and give up some accuracy. OR would a better solution be to put the redot on a piggyback mount like a Trijicon ACOG?

    Thanks for you input and answers.
     


  2. Vellcrow

    Vellcrow Active Member

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    A lot of it would depend on the scope and configuration of the rifle.

    For me, my FAL did just great with an Aimpoint and nothing else. If I had to go with a combo (which I see no real need to do), I would probably go with the ACOG piggyback.

    You could go with a 1-4X scope and use the 1x when up close and 4x when you need to zoom in.
     
  3. 40Arpent

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    I have only seen this setup on competition ARs (5.56mm)...and I think that's pretty much the only time something like that would be useful.
     
  4. AR15Vern

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    I have one on a FNAR with no problems.
     
  5. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    With a scope on top and the red dot sight mounted on the side at an angle?
     
  6. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    Had a chance to shoot my buddy's AR-10 (a DPMS) while he was breaking it in. There isn't that much recoil.

    As others have said, it seems like it'd only be useful if you're planning on using this as a "race gun" for 3-gun or something like it. I wouldn't use .308 for that, since .223 would run faster for you.
     
  7. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Vellcrow, just curious but what type of mount setup did you use for the FAL? Have any pics? I'm about to pick up a FAL and have considered putting optics on it, which is why I ask.
     
  8. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    Get a muzzle brake. It makes .223 feel like .22 LR and .308 like .223
     
  9. Vellcrow

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    Tapco receiver cover and the Aimpoint low mount ring:

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  10. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    +1 to the brake. I put a PWS brake on my AK and it made a huge difference.
     

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