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#5726822 - 05/02/15 11:51 PM Scope choice for Fixed Handle AR
blazin Offline
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Last year I was fortunate enough to win a fixed handled Bushmaster from a Texas hunting organization. I could change out the upper but really don't want to if I don't have to. Some claim you just can't get a good cheek weld when mounting a scope to a fixed handle. I think I can get a fairly descent cheek/face weld and shoot her with a scope mounted up high. I can adjust and don't think it will really be an issue for me. Been shooting that little gun and really enjoy its accuracy. Good daylight I can shoot her very accurately out to about 100-150 yards. Put the pin inside center of the circle and the bullet usually goes right where you aim. Wanted to use this as my "Hog" gun but found out its much harder to put lead on target in low light conditions evening using a weapon mounted light. Just couldn't get a good sight picture with the iron sights. Any recommendations for a simple but quality scope for shooting this little carbine out to 100 yards? Missed a hog last weekend at like 60 yards. Even though I was alone it was embarassing and unacceptable. Had I had my old 670 the hog would have been DRT but again I'd like to make this little AR my hog gun. Ya'lls imput would be appreciated. Any of ya'll shoot a fixed handled AR with a scope? Pictures if you got em please.


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#5727929 - 05/03/15 11:42 PM Re: Scope choice for Fixed Handle AR [Re: blazin]
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Shot one a bit. Just buy one of the inexpensive scope mounts, and build a cheek riser if you need to. I like a1-4x scope on ARs
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#5743648 - 05/14/15 10:47 AM Re: Scope choice for Fixed Handle AR [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
blazin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
Shot one a bit. Just buy one of the inexpensive scope mounts, and build a cheek riser if you need to. I like a1-4x scope on ARs


Thanks for the reply. I've looked at those little 1-4x scopes. Wanted something so I could reach out past 150-200 yards.

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#5748030 - 05/17/15 02:59 PM Re: Scope choice for Fixed Handle AR [Re: blazin]
Bradgrace Offline
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I shot a rock river with an eotech mounted on the carry handle and it was really goofy to shoot it's pretty high mounted on top of the carry handle. If it was mine I would put a flat top on it. It's a pretty simple switch would probably make you happier in the long run. By the way you can change to a flat top for like 40 bucks. You would just need a bare upper reciever and switch everything over.

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#5748297 - 05/17/15 06:28 PM Re: Scope choice for Fixed Handle AR [Re: blazin]
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Agreed. Swap out the upper rceiver and you'll have alot more options and better experience. I love the A2 upper but its not ideal for optics.

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#5748983 - 05/18/15 09:47 AM Re: Scope choice for Fixed Handle AR [Re: blazin]
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Switch it out! A good carry handle mount (there arent many) will cost you the same as a new flat top receiver. You will not have use of your iron sights, and you are looking at about a 4-5 inch hold over. Also, you will be putting your chin or jaw on the buttstock instead of your cheek. If you are still determined to mount a scope up there, find an old Colt brand scope or one of the knock offs. They have the mount built into them which helps lower them a little.

This will be the scope mount you want to keep it as low as possible, made by DNZ
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ar15...selectedIndex=0
This is a variant of the Colt brand scope, they can be had in a 3-9 power
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ar15...selectedIndex=3
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#5749104 - 05/18/15 11:08 AM Re: Scope choice for Fixed Handle AR [Re: blazin]
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I'm still kind of in the market for an A4 type 20" upper due to just this issue. I love my A2, and have all the stuff to mount a scope on it. I even have the add on cheek piece that fits on the stock. Once it's put together though, the whole rifle just looks and feels weird.
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#5749326 - 05/18/15 01:34 PM Re: Scope choice for Fixed Handle AR [Re: blazin]
blazin Offline
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Thanks for all the information ya'll. I had thought about switching out my upper also.

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#5749568 - 05/18/15 04:35 PM Re: Scope choice for Fixed Handle AR [Re: blazin]
Bradgrace Offline
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Not sure where your located but if your near me and want to change it just let me know Ive got the set up to do it.

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#5759914 - 05/26/15 09:34 AM Re: Scope choice for Fixed Handle AR [Re: Bradgrace]
blazin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bradgrace
Not sure where your located but if your near me and want to change it just let me know Ive got the set up to do it.

Appreciate that Bradgrace, I'm out near Hell Paso.

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