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Posted: 1/22/2006 9:04:19 AM EDT
Well, I'm finally going to build my first AR in a couple of weeks. I'm focusing on the Model1 A3 20" parts kit in Chrome with a Stag Arms Lower.

My dilema is that I can't decide which is better, a Fixed standard front sight base or a flip down. I mainly just plan to shoot at the range with this rifle and want to scope it with something possibly as large as a 50mm objective lense.

If I use the standard FSB, how will that affect sight picture through the scope? Will I have to raise the scope up some awful height to clear the FSB? In this case, is a flip up FSB better?

Thanks in advance

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:09:54 AM EDT
with a minimum of 4x magnification the standard FSB won't be a problem
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:13:09 AM EDT
Does that mean the FSB will be blurred out of the picture? Or, will the scope not have the FSB in it's line of sight?

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:31:49 PM EDT
It means the FSB will be blurred out.

However, to be safe I'd say get the flip down FSB.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:59:05 PM EDT
If the scope is a quality scope you won't even notice it, and if you do it won't interfere with your target.
If you are building a high-power long range prarrie dog killer then yes, you should go to a flip-up front sight.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:14:53 AM EDT
I like a rail FSB. You can add a flip-up front sight, or clamp on a more traditional sight. It gives you options.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:07:11 AM EDT
will not notice it in magnified scope, go with either.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:12:47 AM EDT
Flip down is for AIRSOFT.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:55:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By demigod:
Flip down is for AIRSOFT.

and trolls should be banned
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