Location: central ohio
I just purchased a new DPMS LR308T. This is my first “black rifle” of any sort.
The 308 was perhaps a counter intuitive choice for a 16” barreled AR-style rifle, but I thought that if it ever came to actually needing to shoot at someone to stop them a 223 might not be exactly the weapon I would want to use. While the short barrel does not take full advantage of this particular cartridge, it will still reach out and touch someone with good accuracy.
My wish would be to find a sight that would take full advantage of the tactical nature of the rifle and still give reasonable range for the occasional coyote or groundhog.
My thoughts so far are:
nice for cqb, however I hope the rifle will never need to be used in this scenario
nice for hunting but not so great for home defense
nice price point and perhaps a reasonable compromise that needs further research
I do most of my hunting with a bow, in Ohio no rifles are allowed for deer anyway, so this is going to be used for varmint and home defense.
The Eotech claims to be good for about 300+ yds, and that seems plenty for where I live (central Ohio) and my intended use, I’m just not sure if it will let me really take advantage of the rifles capabilities. My eyes aren’t as good as they used to be… and with no magnification HMMMM.
I am also planning to get an AR-15 this summer (read before elections) that would be a longer barreled 223 version of some sort, perhaps a Bushmaster Varminter . I just hate the though of not being able to purchase these legally if wanted… so I’m getting mine now and let them come take them if “they” can find me.
Would it be be possible with say a GG&G mount (http://www.gggaz.com/index.php?id=56&parents=84,86) to be able to swap the Eotech and the I.O.R. from rifle to rifle and not have to re-zero either on either gun?
Any ideas or options would be appreciated
now i just need some bullets...