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Posted: 1/4/2003 7:38:26 PM EST
I am mounting an Aimpoint, in an ARMS 22M68, on a Colt A3 upper. What are the pros/cons of using an ARMS #40 vs. ARMS #38?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 7:48:46 PM EST
If you use an ARMS #38, get the #38ex or the #38S-ex. That will allow you to more forward mount the aimpiont and that is a real advantage. Forward mounting allows for quicker sight acquisition, assists in two eye open shooting, quicker focus, clears your field of view... Other than that, some folks think using a sleeve protects the flat top of the upper. I can see the point, but I dont know how crucial that is.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 7:22:48 AM EST
Thanks new-arguy. I appreciate the input.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:34:05 AM EST
Other than that, some folks think using a sleeve protects the flat top of the upper. /quote]A $190 sleeve to protect a $115 upper?
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:52:37 AM EST
There's no way I'd pay that much for a sleeve. If I couldn't find a smokin' deal somewhere, I'd forego the sleeve. I'm not that worried about protecting the flattop. For me it's about moving the Aimpoint up for co-witness, moving it forward, and having an integral BUIS. Speaking of smokin' deals, that sounds like a great price for an upper. Where would I find it?
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:50:29 AM EST
That's the price on RRA's web site. You can probably find them even cheaper than that.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 10:36:43 AM EST
Hmmmmm. Can you tell I haven't been in the market for an upper lately? Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 11:11:47 AM EST
Maybe I should clarify--that's for the receiver only. No barrel, bolt, etc. When you say "upper" you usually mean the upper half, not just the receiver.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 7:10:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/8/2003 10:52:21 PM EST by diverdown]
Right. We were on the same page. Thanks for the clarification though. Nothing beats clear communication. "I shoot, then move, and what's that other thing...?" Thanks for the input folks.
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