GUN What's the point of absolute co-witness?

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  1. Fire Sauce

    Fire Sauce New Member

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    Isn't the advantage of the optic a greater ability to see your target without it being "blocked" so-to-speak by the sight? Why wouldn't you want to use a lower 1/3rd co-witness?


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  2. vwpilot

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    One of the main reasons would be that your hold and cheek weld is exactly the same whether you're using the optic or your irons. It can help in consistency of shooting.

    I would think that most who use an absolute co-witness are more likely to have a folding rear at minimum. The fronts do not tend to get in your way as you look right past it with most optics since you're focused on the target not the front sight.
     
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    also i think it's so your eyes/brain don't have to adjust to the different sight height if your optic goes tit's up.
     
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    Huh? Can a broly get a pic?
     
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    oooOOOoooo I get it.
     
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    Don't care for absolute co-witness myself. Interfers with hold over shots at distance.
     
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    So is it better to get a flip-up front sight or what? :noob:
     
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    If running a magnified optic, yes.
     
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    I'd figured it'd be the opposite. When you're magnified the front sight pretty much becomes a blur.
     
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    :bowdown: you MS paint that shit, Picasso?
     
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    :rofl:




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    Looking at the Millett DMS-1, so that'd be a yes.
     
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    1 thing that annoys me with lower 1/3 is. It's harder for me to uise the BUIS. Because part of the aperture ring will be blocked by the optic. :sad2:
     
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    On the other hand, you're supposed to be looking through the aperture, not at it, so as long as the front sight is centered in the aperture, it shouldn't matter whether part of the optic is coincident with part of the rear sight aperture.
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    that's the thing. It's harder for me to judge where the center is. :o So it's slower for me. :hs:
     
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    that makes sense. I guess I misinterpreted exactly how much of the rear sight is hidden....
     
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    depending on the application you COULD use the tube as the reticle :o
     

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