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Posted: 8/26/2003 5:03:45 PM EDT
Can anyone provide a link, drawing, or photograph of the optimal sight picture for an AR-15 A2 iron sight? I'm not accustomed to ring sights, yet.

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 5:14:03 PM EDT
dont have a pic, but I'm about to get out the camera for ya! P.S. - I'm really bored.
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 5:25:37 PM EDT
UPDATE dang that's hard, here's the best pic of the 5 or so I took... [img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/056846.JPG[/img] The basics of the sight are, have the tippie top of the front sight post on your target, then have the target in the middle of the back aperature. Mainly focus on the front sight and the back sight part will be natural.
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 5:32:47 PM EDT
Alright, tried again, but just took a pic of the front sight post. The back aperature should have the target(little outlet on wallplate) in the center. My aim was off a little bit. The outlet should be perfectly on top of the sight post. [img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/056847.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 5:35:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2003 5:38:00 PM EDT by oneshot1kill]
Here you go.... From the USMC rifle marksmanship and data book. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=16600[/img]
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 5:36:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2003 5:37:28 PM EDT by Yojimbo]
Here's one of an ARMS 40A BUIS using the 0-200 large aperture. It's not the carry handle but it uses the A2 apertures so it should look exactly the same. [img]http://a5.cpimg.com/image/25/09/19895845-09f4-02000180-.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 5:44:30 PM EDT
i went and took this screen shot in a game that i play. [url=http://www28.brinkster.com/disturbed3654/sightpicture]here[/url]
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 5:45:11 PM EDT
Yojimbo - how'd you take that pic so well?!?! is it the camera? BTW here's my "edited version", the red dot is the target. [img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/056848.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 6:31:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mudzilla: i went and took this screen shot in a game that i play. [url=http://www28.brinkster.com/disturbed3654/sightpicture]here[/url]
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Ahh...Good old Black Hawk Down
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 6:36:01 PM EDT
Not to stray off topic, but Black Hawk Down, Ghost Recon and Americas Army are my three favorite games. I love the sight picture in BHD with the red dot on the M4. J
Link Posted: 8/26/2003 7:02:11 PM EDT
As for the pictures posted. Just center the front sight post in the rear sight apeture. How perfect it is isn't as important as being consistent(same every time). Its important to maintain the same stock weld each time you pull the trigger also.
Link Posted: 8/27/2003 10:49:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tivoli410: Yojimbo - how'd you take that pic so well?!?! is it the camera?
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Same as shooting a gun, aquire the target and proper sight picture, hold steady and depress the trigger without upseting the sights! [;)] BTW, the camera is an Olympus 3040Z.
Link Posted: 8/27/2003 6:00:17 PM EDT
Very helpful. Thanks to all.
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