AR flip up rear sights

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    AR flip up rear sights

    I'll be ordering a midlength carbine shortly (when the stimulus check arrives), and there is just one thing I haven't been able to discern. I can't seem to decide on a rear sight set up....leaning towards a flip up sight vs removeable stand-alone to clear any optics I may get down the road, these don't seem to have an elevation adjustment...what gives? How do you sight-in the system? Is all the takeup done with the front sight post?

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    go to www.cdnn.com I believe they have a rear flip up sight for around 29.99 and a S&H 9.99 whether you buy 1 item or a 1000 items.
    If you have the A2 rear sight you set the 100 yard sight in with sight all the way down and adjust front sight for elevation after you have 100 yard zero you adjust rear sight up to shoot at longer ranges,A2 rear sight has elevation and windage dials
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    When putting a BUIS on the AR I would recommend getting a high quality site.
    The good ones do have windage adjustments. I like YHM BUIS on my AR's
    they are rock solid.
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    I went with a removable stand alone rear sight for my flat top set up. Laugh if you want to, but it's rock solid, and adjustable for elevation just like the A-2 set up. Save money for ammo and sighting it in. Another cheap/functional AR-15 accessory I haven't been able to 'shoot off' my rifle.
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    We sight in at 36 yards and we're good out to 300 with no elevation adjustments on our M16s. On my AR I have a BUIS that is adjustable for windage only (Troy/Noveske) - all elevation adjustments are made on the front sight. The A1 sights didn't have any elevation built into them either - its ok as long as you don't want to shoot past 300 with irons.

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    Thanks for the replies...I think I'm gonna go with an ARMS 40 or 40L. I talked with a guy at work who has one and really likes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    I went with a removable stand alone rear sight for my flat top set up. Laugh if you want to, but it's rock solid, and adjustable for elevation just like the A-2 set up. Save money for ammo and sighting it in. Another cheap/functional AR-15 accessory I haven't been able to 'shoot off' my rifle.
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    ARMS 40 or 40L both are good sights. Have had both. If your goimg to ever put a optic on it go with the 40L.
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