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 .
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.
IMHO is a personal issue - personally I much prefer the display to be as clutter free as possible.
Does Lumpy hate Airsoft?
Guess so. It's like asking if the Pope is Catholic...
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.
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.