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Posted: 8/30/2005 4:41:57 AM EDT
Does anybody have an EOtech on their carry handle?
Does that work OK?
Pictures???
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:27:15 AM EDT
When I asked, the reply was that the scope would be too high above the bore axis.

I hope that folks with this configuration will respond and tell how they like it.

Does anyone know how much performance will be degraded by placing the Eotech on top of an A2 handle?

I am mainly interesting in plinking and target shooting at 50-150 yards.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:50:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Michigunner:
When I asked, the reply was that the scope would be too high above the bore axis.

I hope that folks with this configuration will respond and tell how they like it.

Does anyone know how much performance will be degraded by placing the Eotech on top of an A2 handle?

I am mainly interesting in plinking and target shooting at 50-150 yards.



I've had a scope on my carry handle for a long tome, works really well, but I don't know if it's too high for an EOtech.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:53:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 5:54:05 AM EDT by unkempt1]
mine is mounted foward of the carry handle with a Co witness mount. works great.

http://www.wholesalehunter.net/mfgs/EOTech.html?mfgno=9-BSQ-18513
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 6:00:29 AM EDT
WOW!! What a little more research can do for you.....

EOtech mounting options

Should have looked first...
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 6:38:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 9:23:47 AM EDT
Punani,

I remember seeing the Eotech mounted on the handle, while looking at the Eotech web site. But then most every where I've looked, the people seem to want the scope low as possible.

There was just some question about it not working well when mounted down near the bore axis.

I definitely would prefer it on top of the handle, but can't visualize the geometry which would prove it to be a bad technique.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 10:04:37 AM EDT
I did have another thought about mounting on the handle top.

First, let's assume that the bullet comes out of the barrel, and goes straight, unaffected by gravity.

Moreover, let's say the scope optical axis is perfectly parallel with the rifle bore.

Now to exaggerate wildly, let's put the scope up three feet in the air.

Now, I can see two problems.

1. You can't put your cheek on the stock while sighting through the optic.

2. The bullet will impact three feet below what the scope indicates.

You would need to tip the scope down each time, after you determined the distance of a particular target. That is, the scope line would have to intercept the barrel line, right where the target was located.

The situation would improve as you lowered the scope down toward the barrel.

I apologize for not knowing the formal name for this condition.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 10:06:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Michigunner:
I definitely would prefer it on top of the handle, but can't visualize the geometry which would prove it to be a bad technique.



Putting it on top of the carry handle means you'll need a chin weld instead of a cheek weld. It's not a bad option if you have to shoot the rifle with a gas mask on.

However putting the sight so high up gives a poor ballistic trajectory as the sight will be around 4" off the bore. Meaning at BEST you're going to have a +/-4" trajectory. This works ok if you're shooting COM at human targets - but it's pretty pi$$-poor when plinking or shooting smaller varmints.

Mounting it over the handguards (as shown above) allows for a much flatter trajectory - allowing you to hit soda cans at any distance from muzzle to 220y with the same COM aiming point.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 10:49:13 AM EDT
Thanks, Forest. Very well explained.

Bill
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