GUN AR Iron Sights, which one would you choose? POLL

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Which Iron Sight would you choose

  1. Larue Fixed

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. LMT Fixed

    9 vote(s)
    25.7%
  3. A.R.M.S. #40 Folding

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Troy Folding

    13 vote(s)
    37.1%
  5. KAC 600yd Folding

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. bigman7903

    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    I grabbed an m4gery upper from Armalite over thanksgiving and am in the process of getting all the stuff needed to put it all together, and my final thing that i'm needing is a rear sight since all it comes with is the standard front sight. It'll be used as a primary sight, i dont plan on putting a expensive optic on it within the next 5 years, i can't afford it, i would rather put more guns in my collection and throw the optics on later.

    I kind of like the Larue since its not folding, and its no frills simple. $90

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    The LMT is cool because it offers elevation and windage, plus its tough. $120

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    The ARMS 40 is cool because its folding and spring loaded, but, it's spring loaded w/o elevation adjustments. $105

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    Troy is prolly the best folding sight available, but easily the most expensive without elevation. $140

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    The KAC 600yd one is my favorite, but the most expensive, and only adjustable between 200-600 yards, i dont plan on shooting past 100yds in the near future (my range is only 100). $180

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  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    .223rem is damn flat out to 200 yards. Everyone I've talked to recommends to zero-in at 200 yards even if you intended to use closer
     
  3. more off

    more off Moderator

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    fixed, lmt
     
  4. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    i (will) have a troy
     
  5. PanzerAce

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    Troy or KAC. I'm still trying to decide what I will be using once I get my ACOG.
     
  6. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    BZOs in the Corps are at 300 yards. I wouldn't worry about elevation unless you plan on shooting past that.
     
  7. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I just got a Troy. Fucking quality. Get it. It is the best out there.
     
  8. Painkiller

    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    I have a larue rear with a troy front
     
  9. Clingman

    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    LaRue with the XS same-plane aperture. Tough as hell and has a lower profile than the LMT. If it's gonna be your only iron sight for a long period of time then fixed is the only way to go...
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    BTW every time I come across one of your posts I always sit there and stare at your av for ~20 seconds :cool:
     
  11. bigman7903

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    My follow up question, since apparently the folding BUIS are easily the most recommended, because they do not have the elevation feature built in, what distance are they sighted in for?
     
  12. bigman7903

    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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  13. PanzerAce

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    whatever distance you sight them in for is what they are for, lol.

    But if I had a no-elevation BUIS, I would sight it in at 25 meters for the 25-300, since I figure at that point I would be using the optics.
     
  14. bigman7903

    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    How the hell do you do that? using only the front sight post?
     
  15. PanzerAce

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    well, considering that for zeroing I only change the front elevation so that the rear stays on the 300yard marking..yes.
     
  16. bigman7903

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    :bigthumb: thanks, i know its a dumb question
     
  17. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    I like the Troy all around, but if its your primary sight, the Larue is nuts simple and tough. The LMT would look sweet too though.
     
  18. Willie J

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    i got a wilson combat II and i like it
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  19. footratfunkface

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    Troy gets my vote. If you use irons only, the LMT or LaRue will work just fine. However, I prefer to have my irons screwed on, not levered. And Loctited on top of that. Optics, sure, use lever mounts. I want fixed sights, well, FIXED. I like the Troy because it already has a same-plane aperture, a wheel that's nearly impossible to turn accidentally, and it's more solid than any other folder I've used, including the ARMS and KAC. It's expensive, but if/when you use optics, it won't block your vision at all unless you want to. Can't say as much for non-folders, but plenty of people like them even with optics. It doesn't take any time to flip up your folder if you use optics and it goes down. I HATE folding front sights, though. I am building a rifle that will probably need one, but I'm thinking about putting a thumbscrewed, fixed front sight on it.
     
  20. O.G. B Dogg

    O.G. B Dogg make the music with your mouth

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    i have troys on my POF and like them a lot compaired to my A.R.M.S. on my stag hybrd
     

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