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    My AR is now ready... W/pics

    I was trying to find a way to mount a red dot with my scope on my AR. I was already using extra high rings for a good quick sight picture. Then I had an idea. I mounted my Burris fast fire red dot on a 45 degree angle under the scope and off to the left side (I'm a lefty). I can transition real fast from scope to red dot. What do you super smart folks think?


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    The scope is a Redfield 2X7
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    Looks like it should get the job done to me...
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    I think it's a nice setup. As long as you can transition to the sight and it is sighted correctly looks good. Clean install nicely done.
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    Do you have to roll the rifle to the right, (clockwise) to get your left eye behind the red dot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevol View Post
    Do you have to roll the rifle to the right, (clockwise) to get your left eye behind the red dot?
    Yes. Just about an inch and I'm on the red dot. The stock is still anchored into my shoulder and I have a good cheek weld.
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    Good job! Nothing quite as satisfying as a personalized weapon

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    Being cross dominant, I like the idea of this set up, I wonder if shooting right handed I could get a good two eyes open sight picture with an offset red dot as the optic would be closer to my dominant eye...

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    What power do you leave the scope set at?

    I'm just wondering if a simpler solution is to keep the scope set to 2 X. If you need a longer range shot, you should have time to dial up the scope.

    I know "tacticool" gizmos are all the rage nowadays, but there is something to be said for keeping things simple. Not sure how a jury would react to a super killer ninja AR...that's another consideration.

    Anyways...have fun with it.

    Edit - Just a suggestion...consider getting the scope covers that you can see through, rather than the opaque flip-ups.
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    Very creative, nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    What power do you leave the scope set at?

    I'm just wondering if a simpler solution is to keep the scope set to 2 X. If you need a longer range shot, you should have time to dial up the scope.

    I know "tacticool" gizmos are all the rage nowadays, but there is something to be said for keeping things simple. Not sure how a jury would react to a super killer ninja AR...that's another consideration.

    Anyways...have fun with it.

    Edit - Just a suggestion...consider getting the scope covers that you can see through, rather than the opaque flip-ups.

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    I just used the scope covers because I had them on hand. I do want to get some see through ones.
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    Nice, I was hoping to get mine together today. I picked up my Spikes lower from my FFL at church today. Opened the box and it is a lower for .22LR. Needless to say I'm bummed. I'm sure they will make it right, it's just a PITA to have to wait again. Whose mount did you use for the red dot?
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    I'd say that you definitely have the 'perimeter' covered...nice AR!
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    I got a good laugh out of that ^^^^
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