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Posted: 7/24/2003 12:08:36 PM EDT
I've got a post-ban Bushy with the AK brake. I want to put some type of flip-up frontsight on it but bushmaster told me that since the brake was permanently installed there is no way to change the gasblock. There reccomendation was to mill down the gas block and use the frontsight they manufacture to fit over a milled gasblock. Has anyone had any experience with this sight? Does it lose zero, or does it clamp on tight enough that it's not a problem. Does anyone have any other ideas for a solution? Thanx
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 4:55:46 PM EDT
I have the Bushmaster flip-up sight on my V-Match Carbine. It's a fair sight, but could be improved upon. It's not very robust; if the sight got a good bump it would probably fail. It has a small amount of play, but not enough to be a real concern to me. It's pretty expensive for what it is... Overall it serves its purpose, but it's nothing special. Untill there is a high quality, spring loaded, reasonably priced flip up front sight available, I'd suggest staying with a standard front unless you absolutely need a flip up. Standard front sights are dependable and won't cause a problem when used in conjunction with virtually all scopes and red-dot sights. -Gil
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 9:09:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 11:05:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 1:07:52 PM EDT
When I came up with this hairbrained scheme it was mostly because I wanted to tinker with something and cutting and grinding a frontsight seemed like a half decent product for half a Sat. plus I about half-assed wanted a flip-up. What I didn't want to happen is to get it all done and find out the flip-up was crap. Which it sounds like it may have some minor issues. Once I grind this block I can never go back the other way witout buyimg a new barrel. So it sounds like I may want to just build another upper. Sin... I'm not sure I see what your talking about. Why would I need a gunsmith to mill that gasblock down? It seems easier to do that than to cut off a gasblock witout damaging the barrel.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 1:57:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 10:16:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: Agreed. I *strongly* recommend keeping the fixed front sight. It will generally NOT interfere with common AR optics at all, and you'll be sorry if you hack it off (as several folks have eventually learned). -Troy
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Seconded, with the qualification that I'm one of those that learned the hard way; KEEP the standard sight tower.
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 12:15:48 PM EDT
If the standard sight post doesn't interfere with mounting a scope why are there flip up front sights. I'm trying to get a handle on this myself. Eveyone seems to agree that the post doesn't interfere with the scope but everyone's SPR seems to have a flip up. What gives?
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 2:37:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 4:15:14 AM EDT
I'm in the group that doesn't need the damned thing to flip up and down. who makes one that mounts as simply and in the same manner as the Busmaster, that simply stays up? Anybody know? And DON'T START with the VIAGRA bullshit! (wise asses!)
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 7:07:45 PM EDT
Go with GGG's front flip up. It all machined and it has provsions for sling attachments and a light rail. They can also take your AK brake off.And put on a new one.
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 7:32:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2003 7:33:45 PM EDT by bumpkin]
I have a V-match coming in this week. The BM flip up is flimsy? Hmmmm whats a bumpkin to do?
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 6:00:04 AM EDT
Could someone please specify, what kind of optics the standard front sight post interferes with and what can be used? I know already, that with a high enough mount, a red-dot sight can easily be used with the standard A2 front sight post. However, can I use e.g. a 4x32 sight, like the Meopta Artemis 2100 on a flattop with high profile mounts, if there is a fixed front sight post on the gun. At least I've seen dozens of photos where an ACOG (3.5x32?) has been mounted on an M4 with a standard front sight post, such as the SOPMOD M4 (http://www.quarterbore.com/kac/sopmod.html)
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 7:38:48 AM EDT
Would those who have learned to keep the fixed front sight be willing to share why?
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 7:59:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 10:32:13 AM EDT
PRI makes a great folding front sight, & the only one for the AR that is hooded.
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