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Posted: 9/6/2003 7:18:06 PM EDT
Stupid question, What is co-witnes?

I gather it has something to do with the rail systems on rifles
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 7:20:41 PM EDT
When you have a red dot type site mounted so that you can still use the iron sights at the same time. thats it in a nutshell
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 7:50:54 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/6/2003 9:34:13 PM EDT
I've always wondered: Whats the benefit of that??
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 12:17:49 AM EDT
So you don't have to remove the optic prior to needing immediate action...should something go wrong with said optic.
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 7:05:34 AM EDT
I have a "see-through" riser to see my iron sights and a red dot scope mounted on the riser. Is this still co-witness?
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 8:01:41 AM EDT
Probably subject term means different things to different people but I've always understood "co-witness" to mean the ability to zero and use your iron sights while simultaneously having the ability to zero and use any optic - not just a red dot type optic.
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 9:13:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 5subslr5: Probably subject term means different things to different people but I've always understood "co-witness" to mean the ability to zero and use your iron sights while simultaneously having the ability to zero and use any optic - not just a red dot type optic.
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Any optic? Nope I got a 1-4 leupold on my ar it's in line with the irons but evn on 1power cowitness you can not, because of the magnification. in my experiance the only way co-witnesing the sights works is if you have a zero magnification sight. Thats just in my experiance as i've never had say a 2x power aimpoint or anything like that mounted. not a fan of battery powered sights.
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 6:19:03 PM EDT
NOTE: A stupid question is the question that you don't ask.
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 6:31:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2003 6:34:10 PM EDT by mrcr0603]
Originally Posted By david10066: Stupid question, What is co-witnes? I gather it has something to do with the rail systems on rifles
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My iron and optic sights are co-witnessed, which means I have EITHER the iron OR optic sights instantly available for use. Here's my primary sight, the optic .... [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid59/p2c737bfd262fd05a083e0f206f757178/fc5d0546.jpg[/img] Notice that when I'm using my optic, that I'm sighting OVER the rear aperture of the irons, not using the irons AT ALL. Now all of a sudden, my optic sight fails. What do I do? Because my iron and optic sights are co-witnessed, all I have to do is lower my head slightly, looking through the rear aperture, to use my iron sights THROUGH my failed optic .... [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid59/pb43e619a439df4195f30f842c37fbfcc/fc5d0549.jpg[/img] Co-witnessing allows the instant use of iron sights in the event of an optic sight failure. Chris
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 6:35:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mrcr0603:
Originally Posted By david10066: Stupid question, What is co-witnes? I gather it has something to do with the rail systems on rifles
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My iron and optic sights are co-witnessed, which means I have EITHER the iron OR optic sights instantly available for use. Here's my primary sight, the optic .... [url]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid59/p2c737bfd262fd05a083e0f206f757178/fc5d0546.jpg[/url] Notice that when I'm using my optic, that I'm sighting OVER the rear aperture of the irons, not using the irons AT ALL. Now all of a sudden, my optic sight fails. What do I do? Because my iron and optic sights are co-witnessed, all I have to do is lower my head slightly, looking through the rear aperture, to use my iron sights THROUGH my failed optic .... [url]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid59/pb43e619a439df4195f30f842c37fbfcc/fc5d0549.jpg[/url] Co-witnessing allows the instant use of iron sights in the event of an optic sight failure. Chris
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Great use of visual aids. YOu get an A for the day. here is your [:D] sticker.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 5:24:38 AM EDT
[b]NOTE: A stupid question is the question that you don't ask.[/b] Not exactly. My neighbor asked if he could borrow one of rifles to go to the range (by himself). Now, that's a stupid question.
Link Posted: 9/8/2003 5:32:50 PM EDT
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