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Posted: 11/5/2009 8:04:28 AM EST
I was there looking for a scope and rings - actually a Millet Tactical DMS - and they said I needed to remove it or it would decrease the light entering my scope and obscure the sight picture. Well....do I?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:15:04 AM EST
Funny I have a Burris 3x9 scope on my 6.8 with a regular front sight post and have not noticed.

The only thing you might see is a blurry shadow of the front sight. It will be out of the depth of focus for most scopes due to how close it is to the scope.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:27:33 AM EST
Does the blurry shadow cause a problem with the sight picture?
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:27:36 AM EST
Consider the source of the recommendation and act upon it accordingly.

IMHO, don't worry about it.


But what do I know, I'm just another internet commando.



Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:38:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Paddler112:
Consider the source of the recommendation and act upon it accordingly.


QFT!


The person at Gander who told you that is an asshat!

Some people find the FSB to be disconcerting, when they look through a scope, but that is a personal preference.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:43:56 AM EST
only on very low power do you even notice it ,1 to 1.5x .
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:47:27 AM EST
I have several scoped AR's and have not removed the front sight post on any of them.... you won't even notice it's there.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 8:56:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By GONIF:
only on very low power do you even notice it ,1 to 1.5x .



This, and the following post of "You won't even know it's there." It won't show up once you get past 2.5 roughly,and does not adversely affect anything.


Link Posted: 11/5/2009 9:03:04 AM EST
It's like ringing in my ears...I don't usually notice it until people start talking about it...or I read about it.

Shit..there it goes again.....
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 11:10:15 AM EST
Over 4 power it will not be visible.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 11:13:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By jer9vs2324:
I was there looking for a scope and rings - actually a Millet Tactical DMS - and they said I needed to remove it or it would decrease the light entering my scope and obscure the sight picture. Well....do I?


Stop listening to people who work at Gander Mountain....
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 11:26:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 1:17:14 PM EST
I don't seem to have a problem with it.

Link Posted: 11/5/2009 1:58:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 2:16:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 2:22:54 PM EST
I don't even notice it at all with my ACOG, and it's a lowly 4X scope. It's there, but it's real small, and completely out of focus. I wouldn't worry about it.

Now if you're FSB is so big it blocks all light entering the scope it might be a problem, but otherwise I'd say leave it on.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 3:32:04 PM EST
Gander Mountain doesn't require much firearms knowledge for those that work in the gun department in my experience.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 3:39:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By jer9vs2324:
I was there looking for a scope and rings - actually a Millet Tactical DMS - and they said I needed to remove it or it would decrease the light entering my scope and obscure the sight picture. Well....do I?

Bullshit. I run a Millet DMS on mine and have had no problems at all.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 4:17:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/5/2009 4:20:32 PM EST by slodsm]
I use a Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4 and although I can see the shadow on 1.5x, it's just a shadow and of no consequence.

As far as reducing my light, maybe I should tell the scope that since I was still able to see through it just fine through the middle of the night last night with a red cover on a spotlight calling in Coyotes.
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 5:52:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/6/2009 3:28:19 AM EST by BBsteel]
Why Gander.....whhhhhyyyyyyyy??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That place is terrible.



Link Posted: 11/5/2009 6:05:20 PM EST
i wouldn't even trust the gander mountain in my town to put a sling on my rifle
Link Posted: 11/5/2009 10:34:45 PM EST
I went to a Gander Mountain one time and asked to look at a Sig 556 and the clerk said no, as I need to have a special permint to own one......I almost pulled out my Subway frequent sandwich buyer punch card to see if that would sufice!!!! I loked at him and said I would see him back at the clubhouse on Mars.

This is no joke....I will never walk back into a GM.....

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