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Posted: 4/29/2005 6:34:21 PM EDT
Does anyone have any experience with an Eotech mounted on an M14? I am considering mouting one on my M14 using an ARMS 18 mount. I heard there may be some problems with case ejection, but I have not actually heard from onyone having such a problem.
MB
Link Posted: 4/30/2005 4:00:12 AM EDT
It will be just fine. Those problems you are hearing about are few and far between, not to mention more likely due to faulty parts.
Link Posted: 4/30/2005 5:19:54 PM EDT
I have an Eotech on my favorite AR-15 and it is a really fine peice of equipment. I have several red dots and although it is the most expensive, it is by far the best. I recommend it highly.

I don't have it mounted on my Socom. I think the SOCOM is more of an 'iron sights' rifle.
Link Posted: 4/30/2005 7:59:52 PM EDT
I had trouble with that same setup re head position. It will work, but it's just a little too heads up for me and uncomfortable.....but given the line of sight it's perfect on my AR flattop!


Originally Posted By mb3:
Does anyone have any experience with an Eotech mounted on an M14? I am considering mouting one on my M14 using an ARMS 18 mount. I heard there may be some problems with case ejection, but I have not actually heard from onyone having such a problem.
MB

Link Posted: 5/1/2005 4:42:39 PM EDT
Used my aimpoint on my M1A barrel rail mount mount and loved it
much easier to walk and shoot with
Link Posted: 5/2/2005 11:10:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M1AGuy:
Used my aimpoint on my M1A barrel rail mount mount and loved it
much easier to walk and shoot with



Which model Aimpoint are you using. Inquiring minds what to know!
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 11:10:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/18/2005 11:12:19 AM EDT by hepcat85]


I love it!

You may want a comb riser. I don't mind it because the normal cheek weld gives you a clear sight pic with the irons. Raise your head a little and you have the Eo.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 3:00:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hepcat85:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/hepcat85/SOCOM.jpg

I love it!

You may want a comb riser. I don't mind it because the normal cheek weld gives you a clear sight pic with the irons. Raise your head a little and you have the Eo.



Who make's your sling?

TIA
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 3:40:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By varoadking:

Originally Posted By hepcat85:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/hepcat85/SOCOM.jpg

I love it!

You may want a comb riser. I don't mind it because the normal cheek weld gives you a clear sight pic with the irons. Raise your head a little and you have the Eo.



Who make's your sling?

TIA




The sling is a GILES, but I'll probably switch to a Specter Gear in the future. The reason is becasue I just mounted a CJ Weapons Striker-14 RAS on and added a KAC sling swivel to the front.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 1:50:40 AM EDT
The logic behind red dot sights is that cheek weld wouldn't be an issue. they weren't menat to be precision aiming devices; they are more for snap shots and I find them perfect for that purpose. If you need the weld, get one of the Eagle stock packs.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:03:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kissel:
The logic behind red dot sights is that cheek weld wouldn't be an issue. they weren't menat to be precision aiming devices; they are more for snap shots and I find them perfect for that purpose. If you need the weld, get one of the Eagle stock packs.



I agree. However, the lack of cheek weld seems to be the chief complaint by some....so i just mention it to forewarn.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 2:31:04 PM EDT
For me the cheek weld is an issue. I like my red dots down as low as possible(my scopes too) and even better if you can co-witness the irons with them. The closer you get them to the iron sights height, the more natural the rife shoulders and the easier it is to shoot with, especially snap shooting. I never understood putting any scope on the M1A's/M14's until the Scout/SOCOM models came along. (even they are a little too high, but WAY better than the rear mounted mounts.) With the rear mounted scope, its mounted way to high for any kind of comfortable or natural shooting. The added cheek piece helps, but still is not natural and then most force your head to high to use the iron sights if you can see thru the mount.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 3:01:53 PM EDT
I used to think the scopes were too high on the M14 family. I just didn't notice it on the one I shot last week-end. Granted, I was just blasting, but the scope didn't feel akward at all. I think a red-dot would be fine, especially with a scout mount. When I get an M14 I think it might get one.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:55:47 PM EDT
Thanks to all for the replys. I tried an EOTECH, and it did not feel quite right so I went with an Aim Point, and a set of Aim Point low rings. Moved the sight as far forward as I could on my ARMS 18 mount, and all looks good.
MB
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 8:18:20 PM EDT
hepcat, what mount is that? Sorry but I am a bit of a noob when it comes to M1A accessories.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:07:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 9:09:21 PM EDT by hepcat85]

Originally Posted By brassburn:
hepcat, what mount is that? Sorry but I am a bit of a noob when it comes to M1A accessories.




SMITH ENTERPRISE, INC. M14 / M1A See-Thru M-1913 Picatinny Mount
NSN: 5855-01-506-5750

Clicky clicky

BTW, I moved the mount to my TRW M1A Standard for my Nightforce 2.5-10.

The SOCOM still has the 512.....I'll post pics later.....
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:33:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 4:35:04 AM EDT by nf9648]
Ill be using a russian Kobra sight on my M1A Loaded whenever the KAC rail gets in, also using the rail platform for a IOR 10x42 scope. If I had one Id opt for an Aimpoint over any other red dot unit, but thats me. Ive got the Kobra so thats what Ill be using.
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