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Posted: 3/8/2015 5:57:19 PM EDT
Just ordered a Colt AR-15 A4. I am considering removing the carry handle and mounting a scope. Seems to me the front sight might prevent it. I've researched, but haven't found any comments, or articles as to the possibilities. Anyone here able to help. Thanks
Link Posted: 3/8/2015 6:00:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/8/2015 6:01:33 PM EDT by SD307]
depends on you and the scope my a4 has a 4xacog on it there is a sligght shadow but nothing that makes using it uncomfortable.

if you go reddot then cowitness is great above 4x the view will go right through the FSB you won't notice it.

look thru the a4 pic thread.
Link Posted: 3/8/2015 6:12:42 PM EDT
The front sight on my rifle looks like nothing more than a slight shadow in the scope.

It doesn't really bother me but I usually shoot it in the daylight. I imagine that if I shot it at dusk it might be a problem.
Link Posted: 3/8/2015 6:45:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SD307:
depends on you and the scope my a4 has a 4xacog on it there is a sligght shadow but nothing that makes using it uncomfortable.

if you go reddot then cowitness is great above 4x the view will go right through the FSB you won't notice it.

look thru the a4 pic thread.
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This.

With 4x ACOG you won't notice the FSB.
Link Posted: 3/8/2015 6:47:59 PM EDT
1x4 scope with a PEPR mount. What front sight????
Link Posted: 3/8/2015 7:07:31 PM EDT
Leupold 1.5-5X with a FSP. Never a problem in natural or artificial light.

Keep the FSP, it's the best buis you can get.

I like a FSP with my Aimpoint. When I see the FSP come into view, I can find the dot faster.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:13:19 PM EDT
Appreciate all the comments...Now which scope to buy?????????????
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:21:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By moondawg51:
Appreciate all the comments...Now which scope to buy?????????????
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ACOG.
Link Posted: 3/9/2015 7:23:31 PM EDT
I have a TA31RCOA4 on mine.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 2:02:49 AM EDT
Or keep the carry handle on for that old school menacing look.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 2:15:09 AM EDT
ACOG.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 2:22:50 AM EDT
ACOG

Link Posted: 3/10/2015 2:55:37 AM EDT
another vote for the acog. love mine.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 10:53:32 AM EDT
AN/PVQ-31A.






(ACOG)

~Augee
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 11:04:58 AM EDT
Another vote for the ACOG.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 11:32:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2015 11:33:15 AM EDT by greco]
I really like the Aimpoints. I use them with a small riser/base. Works just fine for me. It puts the dot over the top of the front sight. Not enough of the front sight remains in view to really matter.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 12:14:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jkirkon:
I have a TA31RCOA4 on mine.
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Same here.

Link Posted: 3/10/2015 12:22:16 PM EDT
Accupoint 1-4
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 12:29:00 PM EDT
The FSA shadow depends on what optic you put on it. I never noticed any obstruction with my M4 with a ACOG, or the red dots sights I was issued but I sure noticed it on a shooing buddies rifle.

He put a new optic on his rifle and you could see the FSA as clear as a billboard. Yea... THAT was kinda distracting.
Link Posted: 3/10/2015 1:21:07 PM EDT
Magnification makes the difference. 1x or 1.5x and you will see the front post, 3x and higher the most you will see is a faint shadow.

Ring height is important is you run a 1x4 or 1.5x5 scope, it needs to be 1.5" center height to clear the front sight at low magnification. Larue works great.

There are lots of great scopes in the $600 range, the mount will cost you another $100/$200. Consider Leupold's 30mm 1.5x5 Vari-XIII with illuminated German #4 or duplex crosshairs. You can run the magnification down and turn the illumination on to use it like a red dot up close. Turn the magnification up and illumination off for precision work. Day and night capable. This scope is in high demand for 3-gun tournaments.

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