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Posted: 4/10/2006 10:08:52 PM EDT
I'm brainstorming what I want on my first AR and I want a setup that gives me a good lower third cowitness with an EOtech.

The ARMS #38 sleeve seems like a practical and affordable combination of a riser, rail protector, and back up iron... if it can give me a good cowitness I will be sold.

What do you guys think? If I didn't go for this set up I would probably get a La Rue BUIS and wait for the new EOtechs with the inreased height and throw lever to come out.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 3:22:16 AM EDT
IT will work as you have noted, placing the irons in the lower third of the EO.

Mike
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:28:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kalash_223:
I'm brainstorming what I want on my first AR and I want a setup that gives me a good lower third cowitness with an EOtech.

The ARMS #38 sleeve seems like a practical and affordable combination of a riser, rail protector, and back up iron... if it can give me a good cowitness I will be sold.

What do you guys think? If I didn't go for this set up I would probably get a La Rue BUIS and wait for the new EOtechs with the inreased height and throw lever to come out.



I think it will put the EOTech to high and you won't be able to co-witness at all. I have never tried it, but do have a LT EOTech mount and I know that it is not as high as the #38.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:39:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By salival:
I think it will put the EOTech to high and you won't be able to co-witness at all. I have never tried it, but do have a LT EOTech mount and I know that it is not as high as the #38.



+1


The #38 is too high...mine puts the front sight post in the lower 1/5 when cowitnessing. I bought my #38 for the same reasons you mention, now I never use it. It does work great with an ACOG.

The LT Mount and seperate BUIS is a much better solution as you swap-out optics and change configurations. (more mounts are designed for the flat top, than the #38)
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:36:17 AM EDT
As I have used the EOTech I once had at a "true" co-witness height, sorry for my comments above, in that the one time I actually set it and shot it on the ARMS #38 EX equipped rifle, I always thought that's what they meant by being in the lower third of the glass.

The irons are low in the glass but they were still useable, just not all that fast.

Now I find out that's the lower fifth, my bad....., guess that's why it didn't stay long in that configuration as I preferred co-witness height and used the EO I had sans additional mounts; it just set directly on the flat-top.

Mike
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 12:23:35 PM EDT
yeah, the #38 is definitely higher than you want. Most other types of plain ol' risers are also too high.

The RRA Dominator, YHM Eotech Riser and LaRue are the only three that I can think of that raise it a good amount.

I have the LaRue...
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 2:17:13 PM EDT
Thanks for the info guys, exactly what I needed.

I just noticed that the YHM mount is only $40 (according to their website). I'm sure all these mounts are great, but for my Wallet's sake I'll probably go with the YHM mount and the LaRue back up sight.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 2:25:17 PM EDT
No cowitness with the #38.
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