What Jonconsiglio said...
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Lower 1/3 cowitness
Depends on the situation - see my post
I prefer iron sights only - please explain
I believe 1/3 lower co-witness is the way to go if you have a Quick Release (QR) Mount. The main reason is as long as your red dot optic is zeroed and you have your rear and front sight up and the battery suddenly dies, you have the QR to remove the red dot optic immediately. You will then have immediate access to your fixed sights on your AR firearm.
As we know the best thing about 1/3 lower co-witness is once you have it set at zero, your FOV is greater because the upright sights will not cause any obstruction of your view thru the red dot optic. Much faster to point and shoot at your targets.