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Posted: 8/25/2005 11:22:22 AM EDT
OK, I've tried searches and done lots of reading, but I want to make sure I'm not going to screw this up.

I just ordered an EO Tech 512 for my work-issued Colt AR15A3 (16" bbl). I plan on mounting it straight onto the flat top, and putting on a YHM rear BUIS. I plan to mount the EO as far back as possible, so I will get a bigger 'window' - I see no real reason to mount it forward.

This is a work gun, and I want to get it 10-8 ASAP. Am I missing anything with this setup. Is there a huge advantage with a lower 1/3 cowitness b/c the YHM riser is only $40.

Should I locktite the crap out of everything? I shoot maybe 1-2 times a month, but the rifle rides in a soft case in the trunk alot.

If anyone sees a glaring ommission on my part, let me know. Feel free to show any pics of similar setups, and give me war stories of any advantages/disadvantages you have dealt with.

Oh, and it's you guys' fault that I'm spending this money. I'm getting drawn deeper into this stuff, and I like it. My wife hates you all .
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:32:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 11:32:51 AM EDT by Forest]

Originally Posted By SPDSNYPR:
I see no real reason to mount it forward.



Mounting forward offers 2 advantages.

1) Makes it quicker to pick up the reticule (reticle has less area for 'float' in).

2) Reduces the area that the frame/roll bar block from your vision. The further out it is the less it blocks your view.


Is there a huge advantage with a lower 1/3 cowitness b/c the YHM riser is only $40.

IMHO is a personal issue - personally I much prefer the display to be as clutter free as possible.


Should I locktite the crap out of everything?

Does Lumpy hate Airsoft?

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 12:04:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:

Does Lumpy hate Airsoft?




Am I missing something? I hate being the guy who doesn't get the joke, when everyone else is rolling around on the floor laughing. Am I that guy right now?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 12:11:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SPDSNYPR:

Originally Posted By Forest:

Does Lumpy hate Airsoft?




Am I missing something? I hate being the guy who doesn't get the joke, when everyone else is rolling around on the floor laughing. Am I that guy right now?



Guess so. It's like asking if the Pope is Catholic...
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 1:19:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:

Should I locktite the crap out of everything?

Does Lumpy hate Airsoft?






I would loc-tite the BUIS, and possibly the YHM riser, if you decide to get it.

EOTech recommends that you don't use loc-tite on the site.

I too like the EOTech mounted further back (with 2 slots left for the BUIS). I feel that having it out front provides a small window for the reticle to show up in, IMO of course. I can certainly understand the point of having it out further to reduce the area that the hood takes up, but I don't have a FF rail, and I wouldn't want it out there if I did.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:39:02 PM EDT
Ah. Gotcha. It takes me awhile (I'm not very bright).

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like there's no big problems so far in the stuff I ordered.

Someone could throw down some porn to motivate me.

Anyone use the YHM rear BUIS? Is it OK, or does it suck?

I'm hoping for no headaches. We shall see.
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