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Posted: 12/12/2014 4:46:53 PM EST
Simple question here can you adjust for elevation with an a2 carry handle?
Link Posted: 12/12/2014 4:49:40 PM EST
I think you adjust for elevation with the front site post.
Link Posted: 12/12/2014 4:50:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2014 4:51:32 PM EST by RedFalconBill]
Originally Posted By klords215:
Simple question here can you adjust for elevation with an a2 carry handle?
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The A2 rear sight is adjustable from 300 to 800 Meters.

They have additional play to allow you to get a 100 Meter or 200 Meter Zero.

You do your initial adjustments with the front sight with the rear zero setting you want.
Link Posted: 12/12/2014 4:53:28 PM EST
thank you this is exactly what i wanted to know
Link Posted: 12/12/2014 4:59:58 PM EST
The A2 handle has a rear sight that is fully click adjustable for windage and elevation.

The usual method of sighting it in is to set the rear sight on the lowest setting which is 300 meters.
Always use the small aperture, the large aperture is for shooting in bad light or at close range, fast moving targets.

Set up a target at 25 meters which is 27.3 yards. Be as accurate as possible in target placement.
Make all elevation adjustments with the front sight. leave the rear set on 300 meters.
Sight in dead on at 25 meters so you're aiming at the dead center of the target and the bullets are hitting dead center.

The rifle should now be sighted in for any range from 300 meters to 800 meters.
If possible, check the sight at 300 meters to insure the setting.
Link Posted: 12/12/2014 5:04:14 PM EST
One minor point of clarification to all the excellent wisdom above:

A2 carry handles that are attached to flat top upper receivers are elevation adjustable from 300-600 meters.

Native A2 upper receivers are elevation adjustable for 300-800 meters due to being able to accommodate a longer elevation screw.

Link Posted: 12/12/2014 5:08:37 PM EST
this is all awesome thank you guys for the information. another question i have now is have any of you used the Picatinny rail mount on top of you a2 carry handle? if so can you still use the iron sights or does the mount get in the way?
Link Posted: 12/12/2014 5:18:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By klords215:
this is all awesome thank you guys for the information. another question i have now is have any of you used the Picatinny rail mount on top of you a2 carry handle? if so can you still use the iron sights or does the mount get in the way?
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Yes, they have a see thru hole in the mount. It does make the optic a bit high and though off the balance of the rifle, but it can work.

I like the Smith Enterprises mount, but others work too.
Link Posted: 12/13/2014 2:31:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By gogetumnow:
One minor point of clarification to all the excellent wisdom above:

A2 carry handles that are attached to flat top upper receivers are elevation adjustable from 300-600 meters.

Native A2 upper receivers are elevation adjustable for 300-800 meters due to being able to accommodate a longer elevation screw.

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My bad, just didn't remember to actually look at my carry handle. I'm running a red dot now.
My Colt M4 has a 300 to 600 meter sight.
Link Posted: 12/24/2014 10:59:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:


Yes, they have a see thru hole in the mount. It does make the optic a bit high and though off the balance of the rifle, but it can work.

I like the Smith Enterprises mount, but others work too.
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Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:
Originally Posted By klords215:
this is all awesome thank you guys for the information. another question i have now is have any of you used the Picatinny rail mount on top of you a2 carry handle? if so can you still use the iron sights or does the mount get in the way?


Yes, they have a see thru hole in the mount. It does make the optic a bit high and though off the balance of the rifle, but it can work.

I like the Smith Enterprises mount, but others work too.


Some mounts have a channel cut in the rail to allow see through sighting.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 4:04:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 4:06:13 PM EST by Molon]
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Originally Posted By dfariswheel:

The usual method of sighting it in is to set the rear sight on the lowest setting which is 300 meters.

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Incorrect (unless you are using a 14.5" barrel). Otherwise, when obtaining a 300 meter zero, at the field expedient distance of 25 meters, the elevation wheel is set two clicks higher than the 6/3 setting on the carry-handle rear sight. That's what the little "z" marking (for "zero") is for on the elevation wheel. Once the zeroing process is completed, the elevation wheel is returned to the 6/3 setting.







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