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Posted: 2/6/2006 5:39:42 AM EDT
I have not used an M16 since 1970 when drafted and only with iron sights. I bought a AR15 with carry handle this past month. I would like to put a scope or other optics on it. I plan on using it for groundhogs, coyotes and fun. Fast aquisition is not so important to me. Average distance is 75yds to 150yds. I see so much advice on the forum. Any recommendations?
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 5:48:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 5:49:36 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
FWIW, due to the height of the scope on the carry handle and the iffy "cheek-weld" which results (which could be aleviated now by use of one of the new Magpul adjustable stocks) most of us prefer mounting our scopes to a flat-topped uppered AR.

As noted; although a Magpul stock can fix this issue your still stuck with a greater than normal "height-over-bore" issue.

For red-dot (Aimpoint) type mounting on A2 uppers here's a viable option:



sold by ARMS, the #39A2 works.

Mike

ps - welcome aboard ,
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 6:37:04 AM EDT
Thank you. That was the route I was considering after talking to aimpoint. I just dont want to spend that much money and be unhappy. Chris
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:14:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 7:14:24 AM EDT by Frens]
IMHO, compact ACOG are the best for carry handle
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:27:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 8:31:59 AM EDT by MaverickMkii]

Originally Posted By Frens:
IMHO, compact ACOG are the best for carry handle



+1

Sounds like 2x20 Compact ACOG will suit your needs well.

ETA: If you are going to shoot relatively smaller targets beyond 100 yards for the most of the time Compact ACOG has any reflex sights beat hands down.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:06:22 AM EDT
Being new to Compact ACOG. Where do I look?
Chris
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:20:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:13:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Frens:
IMHO, compact ACOG are the best for carry handle


+1, and if you use a nose-to-the-charging handle head position the 3x version works well.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:26:38 AM EDT
the compact acog is probably the only optic i would put on the carry handle other than an oeg
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 12:49:01 PM EDT
I prefer 1X optics, for those distances. Aimpoint CompM, QRP mount, surplus gooseneck mount.


WIZZO
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 3:45:18 PM EDT
Is the A.R.M.S #39A2 mount just for a carbine? I've been looking for a mount for an EOTech and this is one of the mounts I'm thinking about getting. It looks like it attaches to th front of the handguard. Will this work with the EOTech and will it co-witness with the iron sights?

Some of the other options I've been looking at is the Bennie Cooley B-C Cam or aYankee Hill Tactical Handguard. I have the same questions as the 39A2.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:01:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UltraCarry45:
Is the A.R.M.S #39A2 mount just for a carbine? I've been looking for a mount for an EOTech and this is one of the mounts I'm thinking about getting. It looks like it attaches to th front of the handguard. Will this work with the EOTech and will it co-witness with the iron sights?

Some of the other options I've been looking at is the Bennie Cooley B-C Cam or aYankee Hill Tactical Handguard. I have the same questions as the 39A2.



The 39 will work on a rifle. I don't think the EoTech will cowitness on it though, it would be to high.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:44:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 12:44:23 PM EDT
I bought Trijicon Compact ACOG. Thank you for the advice
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 12:50:35 PM EDT
which one?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 12:54:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:14:00 AM EDT
TA47-2. It is everything that I could have expected. Height is perfect for carry handle.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 10:55:42 AM EDT
congrats!

have fun with it
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 11:08:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mauk1949:
TA47-2. It is everything that I could have expected. Height is perfect for carry handle.



Good choice.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:02:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mauk1949:
TA47-2. It is everything that I could have expected. Height is perfect for carry handle.



Glad you like the 2x20
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 2:38:56 PM EDT
Since the initial question of this thread has been answered, successfully, congrats on your purchase MAUK1949.

TWONAMI, What mount did you use? It looks like you have the M4 handguards as I do, I was concerned about clearance with a mount on the M4 handguards versus the slimmer CAR handguards. Does the EOTECH only have a single mounting screw? Would it work on the Aimpoint mount like WIZZO has? Do those mounts allow for lower 1/3 co-witness?

It seems the forward carry handle mounts also position for better protection of the optic. I had to jump in here since there were two excellent pictures of mounts and optics.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:38:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mauk1949:
TA47-2. It is everything that I could have expected. Height is perfect for carry handle.



What kind of stock do you have? Are you shooting an A2 20" ? I'm curious if the eye relief is such that you don't have to shoot ntch. Good luck with your optic!!! Nice choice.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 4:09:33 PM EDT
Fixed Stock. Eye Relief is Great.
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