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Posted: 5/3/2001 7:01:48 AM EDT
I prefer the A1 style uppers. There are less moving parts to fiddle with and by no means do I intend to make 800m shots with iron sights. However I did upgrade my A1 upper with an A2 aperture. I was just wondering what everyone else's opinion was. Bazzy
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 7:04:21 AM EDT
My shooting pal Forest agrees with you. He just replaced the a2 sight with the same plane sight from AO.
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 7:11:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 7:26:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 7:28:34 AM EDT
I love that setup, I have the C7 upper with an Ashley Outdoor rear aperture to go with my 14.5" M4 barrel. It is rugged and lightweight, KISS. Coastie
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 8:07:36 AM EDT
I use the Bushmaster C7 uppers to build coyote rifles. You simply "set it and forget it!" This principle drove the development of the M-16A1 and the Army Basic Rifle Markmanship training. I can still remember my drill sergeant yelling "AIM CENTER MASS! AIM CENTER MASS!" I have nothing against the A2 variety. They sure come in handy in service rifle competiton, but I prefer C7's for field use. Say, do you think that they'll (manufacturers) ever bring back the light SP1 in a post-ban configuration?
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 8:43:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 9:34:35 AM EDT
What is the advantage of the AO same plane sight vs. the A2 aperature?? Correct me if I'm wrong, isn't the small hole on the A2 aperture 2 MOA above the 0-2 hole? Bazzy
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 11:48:27 AM EDT
A1 definately. I love the triangular front stock. It makes the rifle look baaaaaaaad!
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 11:55:29 AM EDT
I also prefer the A1 upper, as it follows the KISS principle.
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 5:20:04 PM EDT
Bazzy, the advantage of the AO aperture is exactly what you mentioned. If you are using the A2 aperture when you switch between large and small holes your point of impact will shift. The AO sight is same plane, meaning whether you are on small hole or large hole there is no shift in point of impact. The Ashley sight also has slightly larger openings for even faster target acquisition at short ranges. By the way Forest I got most of the inspiration for this AR from your posts and the Maryland AR15 website. Thanks for the great info. I also prefer the A1 stock, actually I like the early M-16 stock without the trapdoor even better, that's what I have on mine. Coastie
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 6:07:31 PM EDT
Oh Yeah! The SP1 has that "all business" look about it. [sniper]
Link Posted: 5/3/2001 7:28:42 PM EDT
I have both all my A2s sights seem to be a little crookid? because of the spring tension on one side. I prefer A1s on the carbines and a2s on the rifles
Link Posted: 5/4/2001 7:30:14 PM EDT
Taking ya'll's advice i just ordered my AO same plane sight. So I'll see how it goes....... Bazzy
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 7:08:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2001 5:34:41 PM EDT by Derek45]
I like them both. This is one of my favorites. The Classic. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/033/Lb/EY/sv/ym52015.jpg[/img] Yep, This one has an A2 ghostring rear sight. I love the M16A1 look.
Link Posted: 5/5/2001 7:11:21 AM EDT
Coastie said it for me. I prefer the A1 with an Ashley Outdoors aperture. Set it, and forget it. CMOS
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 2:26:24 AM EDT
Sure. I'll take it on the original XM177E2 or a 9mm smg.
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 4:42:20 AM EDT
Where can I gat an AO rear sight? Is bushy the only one who sells A1 uppers now?
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 7:01:20 AM EDT
grinch, I got mine from [url]www.brownells.com[/url]
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 7:22:38 AM EDT
I like light, fast and simple so all my AR's are carbines with pencil barrels and A1 uppers w/o f/a. Distance work is given over to the 91. Oh, and NO rapidex knob, too many people like to mess with it.
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 7:27:38 AM EDT
I agree. I prefer the A-1 sights and the pencil barrels. Especially on the carbines. A H-BAR carbine seems to defeat the purpose of the lightwieght rifle. I think the AR was in it's perfected state in the A1 configuration. Light and simple.
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 8:06:31 AM EDT
I've got one for sale, if anyone's interested. http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=20511#lastPost
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 5:40:15 PM EDT
You can still find them, gunshows and ar15.com are good places to look. Bushmaster still has them ( with the brass deflector, like mine above) Grind the bayonet lug and put on a CAV COMP, you'll have a nice post ban.
Link Posted: 5/6/2001 6:29:07 PM EDT
Anyone seen the Diemaco C8 Carbine?? It looks similar to the M4 only with the C7 upper....All business! Bazzy
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