AR-10 mounting red-dot Question?

Stag

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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.
 

Vellcrow

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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.
 

40Arpent

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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.

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.
 

M. Sage

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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.
 

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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.


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.
 

Texas1911

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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?

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

Vellcrow

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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.

Tapco receiver cover and the Aimpoint low mount ring:

18422L1A1.jpg
 

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