As always, thanks for looking
I'm looking for some permanent glass on one of my 556 patrol rifles, and this time around I'd like to try something different. Rather than the usual Aimpoint CompM2/LaRue LT-150 combos or the TA-11 ACOGs I have mounted on several of my ARs, I'd like to try a TR24 AccuPoint (1-4x24) with a LaRue LT-104 mount.
Do any of you run one of the short 1-4 AccuPoints on your Sigs? If so, what are your impressions? I've long been a fan of the Trijicon variables, and I've had great luck over the years with the 3-9x40 AccuPoint I have mounted on a varmint rifle. In a nutshell, I'm looking at this like a lower priced version of the Meopta K-Dot or the S&B Short Dot. Hopefully I'm not way off base in thinking this way.
For those of you who are running one, what are you using for a rear sight?
Thanks in advance for your input.
That's what I have on my 556 classic SWAT. The TR24G in an LT104 mount. I have Aurora sights so the scope has to sit slightly forwards (a notch or two) from what I would ideally put it, but it works fine there since the Accupoint has a fairly generous eye relief.
In my opinion this sight is perfect on this rifle. Good height, and gives me great accuracy. Glass is very clear and 1-4x seems just right for shooting at 15-500 meters.
Thanks Chris, your endorsement just made my Visa debit card $900 lighter
I opted for the TR24-3G (German #4 crosshair with green dot) with the LT104. Looking forward to putting it through it's paces when it arrives.
Here's a guy I've shot with before. He has the TR24G and went threw a couple of different height mounts before he was satisfied.
Thanks for that link Kisara-looks like there is a lot of good info on that site
While I'm waiting for my TR24 and LT104 to arrive I've been digging into what kind of backup irons to use. The Troy rear micro flipper isn't quite the right height to use with the OEM front, and since neither of my Patrols have a railed handguard upgrading to the Troy front isn't an option. So far it looks like my best bet is to slavishly copy the setup pictured above with Aurora sights. If my research doesn't bear more fruit I'll probably go that route.
ETA:C_Swimm, hope you don't mind that I'm plagiarizing the snot out of your setup
+1 C_Swimm, I also use the TR24G. IMHO, it's the best of both worlds giving you a reflex sight at 1x and some ability to reach out at 4x. I bought mine before the recent price hike for $680....whew!!
A couple of weeks ago I used irons on a 556 to nail 9" gongs at 200 yards. That's about the limit of my vision without magnified glass-thankfully the gongs were painted neon red
I'm really looking forward to seeing what these carbines can do-particularly out to 500 and beyond. I'm sold on the reliability and the defensive level accuracy, but now I want to push it out to standoff distance and see what happens. The AccuPoint should help me get there.Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Well, I've had the new optic mounted for a few days and I've done extensive testing (1,260 rounds) over the weekend. Overall I'm thrilled with the performance of the TR24-and I agree with the consensus above that it is the perfect complement to the 556. While the rifle is certainly heavier with the optic and mount I'm happy to report that the change in balance was negligible. For those of you familiar with Colt's product line, this Sig now feels a lot like a Colt AR6721 in terms of balance and swing.
I greatly appreciate all of the help and patience you guys have extended to me-sorry for the endless questions
I'm sure I'll have more, but I'll try to pace myself so as not to wear out my welcome.
Here's my C_Swimm and Backpacker inspired 556 Patrol in it's current form: