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Posted: 9/12/2010 10:37:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 10:37:35 AM EDT by firefightr]
I have a very nice REECE style AR with a Noveske barrel it can clearly out shoot me, and it REALLY can out shoot my eye's I need magnification but want to keep the CQC ability of my Strikefire.

I have searched and checked every thread in the optics section.... Is this thing good enough to satisfy a guy who can't afford a ACOG/Doc combo? Half the price and adjustable.... I assume the ACOG is more durable but after that?

Any suggestions as to options if there is something better out there that isn't an ACOG/DOC combo.


As allways I am greatfull for any advice recieved. Thank You.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:28:18 AM EDT
Excellent choice for a Recce however, I'd put the FF on a DD 1 o'clock offset mount and the XTR in a LT-139/SPR-E. This is a much more natural transition rather than going from cheek weld to "chin weld" trying to use the FF on ring caps.

My Recce in current form minus vfg


Old post-ban Recce'ish rifle




Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:36:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 12:43:19 PM EDT by firefightr]
I've never messed with a site/optic at an angle like that.... I gotta see how that feels, so when you transition to CQC you just rotate the rifle about 45*? How does that figure with recoil and muzzle rise? I gotta look into that.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:44:10 PM EDT
There are a lot of people who run offset red dots and irons in competitive shooting matches and I haven't heard many complain about the recoil/muzzle rise. I really never used my FF often at all which is why I sold it but before getting rid of it I tried soooo many different configurations, placements, and mounts and found the DD 1 o'clock mount to work best by far. The transition to the offset FF feels very natural since your head stays in the same spot you just turn the gun about 30degrees+/-.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:56:29 PM EDT
I read that the XTR 14 is a true 1x and can be used almost like a Red Dot. What are your thoughts on that? Should I not even bother with getting the FF or maybe just get a cheapo one to see how I feel about it?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:10:20 PM EDT
That is exactly the reason I got rid of the FF. The XTR is so nice to use on 1x w/ both eyes open that the FF was useless for me, YMMV. Even scopes that aren't a true 1x can be used with both eyes open almost like a red dot but with the XTR's large FOV and large exit pupil it's great!
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 3:59:12 PM EDT
Me thinks I am closer to getting one then...... Just need another couple of hundred.... 2-3 weeks.....
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