AR 15 A2 style front site problems

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    AR 15 A2 style front site problems

    I purchased an upper for my AR 15 and I would like to mount a Vortex 4-12x44 scope on it for coyote and prairie dog hunting. All I need is a link to some 44mm rings that will raise my scope above the fixed A2 style front sight. Thank you in advance!

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    Why?
    With almost any sort of magnification the front sight post will be invisible.


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    You can take the post off relatively easily, too.
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    As indicated, with magnification, you shouldn't really notice the front sight through your scope.

    With the vast majority of stocks, using 44mm rings is going to put the scope so high that you can not good a good, consistent cheek weld.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeye .45 View Post
    As indicated, with magnification, you shouldn't really notice the front sight through your scope.

    With the vast majority of stocks, using 44mm rings is going to put the scope so high that you can not good a good, consistent cheek weld.
    Completely agree. Mount the scope first. You should not have any problems with the front sight. Going much higher may result in a an unpleasant shooting experience.
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