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Posted: 10/28/2003 7:13:20 PM EDT
I am evaluating several optic choices.

Hard to do without actually checking them out on a rifle.

From your collective experiences, would a lower profile be better? I would think that keeping the sight height down would reduce impact potential and damage, even with rubber coating.

Am I overanalyzing this??

Thanks guys.

p.s. This will be mounted on a flattop w/an ARMS 38.
Link Posted: 10/28/2003 7:49:50 PM EDT
Once you do try a few on your rifle(s), you'll realize why all AR-type optics are designed to center the reticle in about the same spot (which is ~1.5"). All other things being equal, wouldn't you want a standard, comfortable cheekweld whilst you're shooting? The military has been using roughly the same "profile" as tactically/logistically possible for years, & I can assure you all those milspec sighting devices were rather ergonomically/optically designed w/ the shooter in mind. (Yes, you're overanalyzing this, methinks.) The ARMS #38 already raises your platform ~.5", by the way. So how low can you go?
Link Posted: 10/29/2003 5:18:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By spider: (which is ~1.5")
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Close - its ~[b]2.5"[/b].
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