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Posted: 5/27/2003 5:03:52 PM EDT
First timer poster, long time lurker. While I was lurking I assembled an M4gery from all RRA parts (thanks to Pete at Legal Transfers!). It works great, but now I need some kind of optic.

I'm not using this part of my job or waiting for the bad guys to come bursting through the door, but I want something decent for casual shooting. I've actually played w/ the Trijicon ACOG, but it's out of my price range.

I've pretty much decided on an Aimpoint Comp M2, but I'm somewhat confused about mounting options to co-witness it with an A2 handle and the M4 handguards.

It sounds like the ARMS #39 is a popular choice, but I don't know if it will work with the M4 handguards. I'm also not too crazy about the price.

The same goes for the ring. They seem awfully pricey for what you get. I know you pay for quality, and I don't mind that to a point, but I am doing this for a hobby gun and $250-300 to just mount the $375 Aimpoint seems pretty high.

I would appreciate some input from the experts on what would be a good, reasonably proced set-up for the Aimpoint on an A2.

I really like the idea of the co-witness mount, and if there are other suggestions for a cheaper optic and a co-witness mount for an A2 config w/ M4 handguards I would appreciate them also.

Thanks,

John Giles
Odessa, FL
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 6:42:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2003 6:45:47 PM EDT by Tzyck]
Hey Giles, Well, I do not have a M4 so I am not sure about the handguard spacing. But I will tell you that if you do not have a quality mount for your optics, your better off using your irons. With that said, spend the money on the ARMS #39 gooseneck for your Aimpoint. You will not be dissapointed! You can call/ or email Wes at MSTN [url]http://mstn.biz/[/url] for answers to your questions. He is a great and easy person to deal with. Good prices to boot as well. The #39 will give you the perfect co-witt. you are looking for. I use the ARMS #22M68 throw lever ring to saddle my Aimpoint to the #39. [img]http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0TAASA00VCQ3V8emu5Gug*FPF39Q!*etGjq4kKZic47vz­Yr*3LnVkxd3a1!AuA2i59*oZcsUIyIX81jR1oe!L!vUb2­xOeWdK*ZerYQzeanIy4Zlyp9d7cng/AR10-Stock1-029.jpg?dc=4675418926445066127[/img] [img]http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0RAAAAIgTHotPpMXj7jWBwCaO279RLpqUFuiT5EZjEAUf­WbarcYwejgui80zVplg1r6JLb5CIAhJHVbogkTnJMqEUh­bpmeT5Ixl2uPjIyc6U/Range-018.jpg?dc=4675418926521696297[/img]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 2:03:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2003 2:05:52 PM EDT by M4Madness]
When I had my Aimpoint ML2 mounted on an A2 upper, I just used the Aimpoint forward carry handle mount, railgrabber, and extra-wide ring. It co-witnessed and was probably the cheapest route to go, yet was durable. [url]http://www.riflescopes.com/riflescopes/aimpoint/index.html[/url] BTW, mine was mounted on a Bushmaster Dissapator. I don't know if this set-up will clear M4 hanguards or not.
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 8:25:05 AM EDT
For those of you who wonder about this (must not be too many, based on # of replies), I asked MSTN and they indicated that the Aimpoint gooseneck and QRP rings wuld work okay, but another prefered option would be a PRI HR Gooseneck, with the ARMS #22M68 ring mount.
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