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Old 04-26-2015, 05:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In the Movie "Lone Survivor" I saw some soldiers mounting small red-dot sights on top of their long-range scopes, so they could still engage targets at close range.
Is that actually done in real life, or is it something the armourers made up and "patched together" for the movie?


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It can be actually done. I have a couple guns where the scope is mounted on rings that stand above the iron sights. So I can use the scope if I want to but switch back to the iron sights for closer objects. A Red Dot could also be used if desired.
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Yes it is commonly done, although the current trend is a 45 degree offset mount for the reflex sight as opposed to mounting it on top.
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Good to see ya Rusty.......been building that underground shelter for you and Nancy? Op yes I have a red dot on my AR .
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My reddot is cowitnessed with iron sights.

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It's not a perfect solution but it is done in real life, if you enter a area configured for one engagement distance sometimes you may have to change your set-up
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That is what the US found in the sand box. The hodgie found the enfield 303 allowed contact out of ar's range. M14 got the point back.
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Well, in my novel one character (member of a guerillia-kind of group) has an Mk12 with a scope to provide overwatch, and I thought he may put a small red-dot on top of the scope so he can use the rifle on the way back, in hallways and rooms, where a scope is not practical.

So I guess it's not too far off from reality.

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Originally Posted by Rusty Shackleford View Post
Yes it is commonly done, although the current trend is a 45 degree offset mount for the reflex site as opposed to mounting it on top.
This. It's how I set up my "urban forward observation" rifle.




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