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Old July 11, 2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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Universal M1 Carbine Scope?

Hey everybody, Just thought I would share and ask for some input. My dad has a Universal M1 Carbine. It has a "Red Arrow" 2.5x32 scope on it, (he bought it that way). We don't use it for much more than just plinking rounds and just generally screwing around. I was wondering if you guys think we should leave the scope on, or take it off and just go with iron sights? The scope is pretty nice to have, but it makes cleaning a PITA. I would appreciate hearing your opinions. Thanks.
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Old July 11, 2011, 02:52 PM   #2
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Carbines, even Universals, don't need scopes. Screws up the balance.
You still have the iron sights on it?
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Old July 11, 2011, 03:10 PM   #3
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Yep. The scope is mounted so you can still use iron sights.
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Old July 11, 2011, 03:17 PM   #4
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really? Can you post pictures? My dad has a universal as well.
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Old July 11, 2011, 03:22 PM   #5
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I will do it when i can get the camera back from mom! May be sometime late tonight, though.
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Old July 11, 2011, 04:08 PM   #6
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Jeez, I was 10-ringing 50 yard pistol targets at 100 yards with my USGI M1 carbine last week. What's the scope fer?
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Old July 11, 2011, 04:15 PM   #7
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the visually impared or those who can't figure out how to use the sights. My SIL is VERY recoil shy and we want her to be able to use the carbine, but she can't use the sights.
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Old July 11, 2011, 04:51 PM   #8
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That kind of kills the humor
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Old July 11, 2011, 05:15 PM   #9
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I appreciated the humor, even though it was some pretty dry humor
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