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Old December 17, 1998, 11:04 PM   #1
Rob Pincus
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Anyone have any experience with the new Aimpoint Red-dot set up for M-16s/ARs ??
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Old December 20, 1998, 06:07 PM   #2
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I've been using an Aimpoint Comp M with 3' dot on my CAR15 for a while now. It's robust, bright enough for bright sun, and holds/adjusts zero well. The flip up lens covers and safety wired adjustment caps are a nice touch for in the field use. Battery life is longer with these than with the older generations of red dot scopes. I was a Tasco PDP2 man for many years, but have converted to these excellent scopes. Nothing else comes close, as far as I'm concerned. Forget the C-Mores, they're a big disappointment.

I recommend the GGG ring mount, which includes a spare battery compartment. I'm looking hard at the Mark Brown mount, which Gunsite uses on their CAR-15 conversions. It leaves the A2/A3 rear sight assembly in place, with the scope & rail occupying the area directly in front of the sight. The carry handle is milled off. Neat idea for keeping down size and leaving iron sights in place.
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Old December 20, 1998, 06:37 PM   #3
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Hilton,

The latest Generation ARMS mounts are the way to go. The are quick release and top quality. I have never scene better scope mounts, especially quick release.
These are reportedly hard to find, but I have a source, let me know if you watn some. I think I can get them around $90, they also have high-risers if you need them.

I have been playing with the Bushnell Holosite on my CAR and I love it. It will probably be the site I use on my SBR flatop. Un-impeded field of view, both eyes open shooting and you can hold the gun under the plane of your eyes and still use the dot.

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