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Old September 2, 2013, 02:43 PM   #51
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I put my red-dot sights above the mag well. I put them as far forward on the upper receiver as I can, but never actually onto the handguard rail.

For me, there are three reasons I don't want the red dot forward on the handguard: 1, the handguard is not as solid a mount as the receiver; the handguard can flex and heat up, causing your zero to shift (though it looks like you have a monolithic upper so this one won't apply to you). 2, the field of view through the sight is smaller at this point; I find target acquisition is slightly slower. And 3, the rifle becomes annoyingly front-heavy.

Any time you ever see photos of our troops with Aimpoints or Eotechs, they have them mounted on the upper receiver above the mag well, even if they have a forward handguard rail on their rifle.
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Old September 2, 2013, 02:45 PM   #52
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To each his own.......for me I like mine as far back as possible. Like you said try it and see what you like best there is really no wrong or right answer.
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Old September 2, 2013, 02:57 PM   #53
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Looks like a great rifle! Now for the range report!
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Old September 2, 2013, 10:42 PM   #54
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I'd always heard you want your red dots as far towards the muzzle as possible to prevent treating it like a scope (rough reasoning, I forget the details).
You don't treat a red dot like a scope regardless. Keep both eyes open and focus on the target, not the dot. As mentioned earlier, having the red dot optic closer to your eyes gives you a wider field of view.

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Don't forget that the ubr is heavy. keeping the PRO forward keeps it more balanced. But I will try it in different locations.
The UBR is heavy, but I'm guessing that monolithic rail + PRO/QRP2 mount is MUCH heavier. Regardless, this is your rifle, so set it up the way you want to!
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Old September 3, 2013, 05:54 PM   #55
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Here are some better finished pics... I moved the Aimpoint for all the haters...







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Old September 3, 2013, 06:33 PM   #56
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Re: My AR-15 Build...

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Here are some better finished pics... I moved the Aimpoint for all the haters.
Haha! I'd have posted pics with it at the very barrel tip of the rails, regardless of where it ended up for my personal preference.
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Old September 3, 2013, 06:34 PM   #57
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^^^ LOL... I thought about it.. I was gonna mount it backwards at the same time..
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Old September 3, 2013, 08:54 PM   #58
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Nice build.
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Old September 3, 2013, 09:34 PM   #59
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Nice looking rifle
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Old September 3, 2013, 11:17 PM   #60
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I thought about it.. I was gonna mount it backwards at the same time..

You mean like this doofus New York cop?




I'm so glad the NY SAFE Act keeps "assault weapons" out of the hands of the "untrained" masses.

And what's with Johnny Collarpopper?
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Old September 4, 2013, 05:35 PM   #61
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Haha! I'd have posted pics with it at the very barrel tip of the rails, regardless of where it ended up for my personal preference.
If you want to look like a jack A$$ that doesn't have a clue that's exactly what you should do....
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Old September 4, 2013, 05:42 PM   #62
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You mean like this doofus New York cop?
I swear I was at the range a couple years ago and this guy had his rifle scope mounted backward......so I asked the guy why he had it like that and his response was "is it backwards I was wondering why things look further away when I look thru it" I swear you can't make this stuff up.
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Old September 5, 2013, 04:39 AM   #63
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Very nice build! You definitely used some nice pieces for your AR. I'm surprised I didn't notice your build thread earlier, but I think you did very well.

The Monolithic upper is pretty awesome. How much did that run you?

Also, are your BUIS co-witnessed with the Aimpoint?

The only things I would suggest at this point is a 1-point sling and maybe a flashlight.
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