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Posted: 9/13/2003 9:23:54 AM EDT
Have a flat top M4 upper and need a good way to mount my new Aimpoint that is on the way. Is the ARMS #38S-EX w/flip sight a good choice that allows co-witness of the aimpoint, plus the ability to place the aimpoint a bit out further in front of the shooter? i want to primarily use the aimpoint for most shooting, but like the idea of having a flip-up rear sight just in case the red dot hickups...

any users or RKI's input is appreciated...

Link Posted: 9/13/2003 10:07:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2003 10:10:39 AM EDT by Arkansas_Rocketman]
I did almost the same thing and am very pleased with how it works. Only thing that I did differently was to use the shorter sleeve (stops flush with the forward end of the receiver). If your dot quits you can use the iron sights by looking right through the Aimpoint. Solid and looks good, you can't go wrong with this setup. SWAN products are top-notch. (edited to add) Forgot to tell you that the ring I used was the ARMS #22-M68, solid as a rock also.
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 12:32:40 PM EDT
thanks for the input rocket man. i also forgot about the #22-M68, as i wanted to get one of those so i can easily remove the aimpoint for cleaning the rifle. i may go with a slightly longer version of the #38 than yours (i think they make one in-between the one i mentioned and the one you have) as i think that will get the aimpoint out far enough for my needs. do you know how well the aimpoint comes back to zero when removing and installing with the #22-M68?
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 1:34:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 1:42:31 PM EDT
thanks CS - nope, no M4 large handguards on my upper, so i think the intermediate unit you mention will be my choice. i have fobus handguards with their forward handle on the bottom. they are no bigger than standard handguards... my aimpoint is on the way, so cant wait to get a mount system for it. thanks again....
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 1:45:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 1:57:35 PM EDT
woah there treetop - that looks pretty sharp. how is it with return to zero???? like i said above, i take my optics off for cleaning and need something that is easy to take on and off plus keeps zero or at least very close to zero....
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 2:07:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 2:38:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 2:51:30 PM EDT
The Cantilever 22M68 rules. Why put on the extra weight of the full 38 rail when its not needed. Ive had perfect return to zero with the ARMS mount. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=24926&iGalleryUnq=235&iImageUnq=12668[/img]
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 6:09:45 PM EDT
what is the ARMS model designation of your cantilivier mount>?
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 6:33:02 PM EDT
The spacer is ordered seperately from the ARMS 22M68 throw lever ring. You can order a spacer for it, which comes in half, full or cantilever, none of which have a model number.
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 7:59:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 7:06:19 AM EDT
thanks treetop/lumpy - but i must admit i'm still a bit confused. i guess i need to look at ARMS website to see if they show the picture of it anywhere. was unable to find it yesterday. so to order exactly what you have for your aimpoint, you need a #22M68 AimPoint Comp. Extension PLUS a #22M68 throw lever ring?
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 10:45:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 11:23:39 AM EDT
oh, ok Treetop - thanks for explaining.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 1:31:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 5:13:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Burnsome-: thanks treetop/lumpy - but i must admit i'm still a bit confused. i guess i need to look at ARMS website to see if they show the picture of it anywhere. was unable to find it yesterday. so to order exactly what you have for your aimpoint, you need a #22M68 AimPoint Comp. Extension PLUS a #22M68 throw lever ring?
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Their website is www.armsmounts.com, but they have to be one of the worst companies when it comes to keeping it updated with current items. Also, they pretty much only have their American weapon (M16, M14, SAW) products on the site. They don't display their HK, FAL, and other mounts at all.
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 5:44:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2003 5:49:34 AM EDT by tequilabob]
heres my setup, got it from wes at mstn. hes the best [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=10289[/img] aimpoint mounted on 38 ex on a throw lever mount cowitness is great with out a spacer i also have a trijicon tsn01nsn i can switch to without any problems
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 6:42:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 11:27:18 AM EDT
Familiar looking ARMS rail you got there Treetop [;)]
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 1:17:05 PM EDT
Gotta love the tactical neon blue FRS Motorola. [;)]
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 2:39:35 PM EDT
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