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Re: Going red dot
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2009, 04:43:13 PM »
+1. Always ask first before using the hammer.
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Re: Going red dot
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2009, 04:50:10 PM »
FQ, UNSCREW THE LARGE SCREW ON THE LEFT SIDE AND THE SMALL CLAMP THER WILL FALL OFF. THEN PLACE THE EOTECH ON THE BASE WHERE YOU WANT IT, HOOKING IT FROM THE RIGHT SIDE, THEN PUT THE OTHER SMALL PEICE BACK ON AND REINSTALL THE SCREW AND TIGHTEN. THAT SHOULD  CURE YOUR PROBLEM.

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Re: Going red dot
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2009, 05:45:20 PM »
I, also, am fairly new to ARs and I just put that exact same sight on mine - I had it out at the range this morning sighting it in.  Try opening the mount as far as it will go, hook one side on and drop the other over the rail.  You need to make sure that the retention screw lands in one of the notches in the rail or it will never fit.  HTH.

What he said, exactly right. The little pins in the sight sit into the notches in the rail. You can even - if you have to to avoid forcing the issue - remove the side screw nuts completely, mount the sight, put the nuts back on and tighten.
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Re: Going red dot
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2009, 02:45:23 AM »
I've have that exact same Eotech mounted on my AR. Really do love the thing. Plus the fact that is uses plain ol' AA batteries makes it even better. Did you get the Revision F model?

I'm guessing that you are new to all red dot optics and if you are, you should try this and then show your friends.

It's amazing how your brain works.... With the rifle shouldered & both eyes open, take a playing card or something along those lines and cover up the objective side of the sight from the right side (if right eye dominant, reverse if needed). Even without your dominant eye able to see through the optic and only the reticle, your brain will link the image seen by your other eye together.

A video in DRTV video section actually shows this being done with the Aimpoint:  http://www.downrange.tv/show2/  Part 2 to be exact.
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Re: Going red dot
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2009, 03:03:33 AM »
I forgot to mention, make sure to pick up a set of BUIS. Never know when electronics or optics will fail.

I picked up a Yankee Hill Manufacturing flip up rear sight for mine. It matched the fold down front sight/gas block I had already put on it.

Available at Midway
or
At Brownells

Certainly not the only brand out there, but probably the least expensive and still well made IMHO.

There are other places you can get that, but those are my favorites. (Midway is the best of course for sponsoring certain things ;D)
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Re: Going red dot
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Re: Going red dot
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2009, 09:37:43 PM »
+100 True Texan

make sure to pick up a set of BUIS

 

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