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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 11/7/2018 12:45:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2018 1:00:14 PM EST by badhand1]
Which does everyone recommend.Iam looking at getting a eotech xps or exps3. Have never used a holographic sight. Probably only use for small game and target shooting. Please help. Thanks to all that reply.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 1:00:45 PM EST
Absolute feels better to me. I can actually get a cheek weld on the rifle. Downfall is controls for eotech with absolute are on the rear of the sight. Lower third has side controls which are easier to use but not as comfortable. If you ever plan to use a magnifier side controls, and by default lower third, makes more sense. I believe there are absolute and lower with rear controls but not side controls.
If you are running a fixed front sight and not flip ups I dislike absolute. I dont like the front sight blocking the dot. It ruins the whole point if having a 1 moa dot for me. The front post is larger than the dot. If using flip ups it doesnt matter.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 1:02:46 PM EST
My personal preference (and I have both folding and fixed sights on my ARs ..... If you have fixed sights go with 1/3 co-witness, if you have folding sights then there's no reason no to have absolute co-witness. Either way, that little dot on top of the front sight post doesn't really affect things.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 1:08:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Drop12:
Absolute feels better to me. I can actually get a cheek weld on the rifle. Downfall is controls for eotech with absolute are on the rear of the sight. Lower third has side controls which are easier to use but not as comfortable. If you ever plan to use a magnifier side controls, and by default lower third, makes more sense. I believe there are absolute and lower with rear controls but not side controls.
If you are running a fixed front sight and not flip ups I dislike absolute. I dont like the front sight blocking the dot. It ruins the whole point if having a 1 moa dot for me. The front post is larger than the dot. If using flip ups it doesnt matter.
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Opposite for me. 1/3rd feels better for me. Being higher up feels comfortable because I'm not pulling down to get the same sight picture.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 1:12:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2018 1:13:06 PM EST by Default-Gateway]
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Originally Posted By endermend:
Opposite for me. 1/3rd feels better for me. Being higher up feels comfortable because I'm not pulling down to get the same sight picture.
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Originally Posted By endermend:
Originally Posted By Drop12:
Absolute feels better to me. I can actually get a cheek weld on the rifle. Downfall is controls for eotech with absolute are on the rear of the sight. Lower third has side controls which are easier to use but not as comfortable. If you ever plan to use a magnifier side controls, and by default lower third, makes more sense. I believe there are absolute and lower with rear controls but not side controls.
If you are running a fixed front sight and not flip ups I dislike absolute. I dont like the front sight blocking the dot. It ruins the whole point if having a 1 moa dot for me. The front post is larger than the dot. If using flip ups it doesnt matter.
Opposite for me. 1/3rd feels better for me. Being higher up feels comfortable because I'm not pulling down to get the same sight picture.
This. Your head is more upright and situational awareness is better IMO.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 1:32:52 PM EST
Absolute.
1). Allows utilization of rear peep site to clarify dot for more extended engagements and zeroing. (Zero them separately)
2). Keeps everything Lower and more compact overall. Some might not notice, but I’m OCD about weight and center of gravity. Also Helps a bit with moving your firearm to your face, not the other way around.
3) if you do ever have to go to Buis under duress, you will instinctively sight down center of glass. Obviously one def doesn’t want to err on the high side while reacting to contact.
Gl hope some of this helps
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 1:34:01 PM EST
Also...MPBR zero is ideal w this setup IMO
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 2:24:29 PM EST
yes
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 2:46:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 3:05:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 4thPointOfContact:
My personal preference (and I have both folding and fixed sights on my ARs ..... If you have fixed sights go with 1/3 co-witness, if you have folding sights then there's no reason no to have absolute co-witness. Either way, that little dot on top of the front sight post doesn't really affect things.
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+1

I believe this as well.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 3:54:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Default-Gateway:
This. Your head is more upright and situational awareness is better IMO.
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Originally Posted By endermend:
Originally Posted By Drop12:
Absolute feels better to me. I can actually get a cheek weld on the rifle. Downfall is controls for eotech with absolute are on the rear of the sight. Lower third has side controls which are easier to use but not as comfortable. If you ever plan to use a magnifier side controls, and by default lower third, makes more sense. I believe there are absolute and lower with rear controls but not side controls.
If you are running a fixed front sight and not flip ups I dislike absolute. I dont like the front sight blocking the dot. It ruins the whole point if having a 1 moa dot for me. The front post is larger than the dot. If using flip ups it doesnt matter.
Opposite for me. 1/3rd feels better for me. Being higher up feels comfortable because I'm not pulling down to get the same sight picture.
This. Your head is more upright and situational awareness is better IMO.
I'll third this. I'm a fan of lower 1/3rd just because I can get my head higher up.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 6:34:40 PM EST
Absolute on ones with flip up BUIS for me. Lower 1/3 on the one I have with A2 front sight.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 9:28:04 PM EST
Lower 1/3 even with flip ups. I shoot from very square, heads up style approach though.
Link Posted: 11/7/2018 11:17:05 PM EST
I never liked the idea of a lower 1/3 scope until I shot one. It’s absolutely awesome, and keeps your head up while shooting. Love it!
Link Posted: 11/8/2018 11:02:27 AM EST
I'm using an absolute co-witness w/ a fixed front sight. It doesn't bother me one bit. The red dot sits right at the top of my front sight post.
Link Posted: 11/9/2018 6:01:49 PM EST
Lower 1/3 on my Ar's and absolute on my ACR
Link Posted: 11/9/2018 6:18:30 PM EST
Absolute on mine.
Link Posted: 11/9/2018 8:16:25 PM EST
Lower 1/3 or higher.
Link Posted: 11/11/2018 1:14:04 PM EST
As you have probably discovered by now, absolute vs. lower 1/3 is an entirely personal affair. The truth is both work fine.

I need lower 1/3 (or higher) if I'm running a fixed rear sight. I can use either style if the rear sight can fold.

I prefer absolute co-witness with a quality folding rear BUIS. My cheek weld is consistent and it makes me "feel" more accurate. Both systems are very fast provided you don't waste time trying place the red dot on top of the front sight post before making the shot.
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