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Any way to put magnification on an A2? It seems atop the handle is just way too high. I have a rail so I could put something in front of the handle but with fixed sights I'm not sure how that will work. This is my first, and maybe last, A2. this is for fun at the range out to 200 yards. thanks, Greg
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http://ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=3&f=18

 

Welcome to Optics Talk.

 

I know theres going to be guys that tell you to buy this mount and this scope, but not me.  

 

Keep the A2 upper and run irons or sell the A2 upper and get a A3 upper to scope.

I've seen a few A2 that were scoped and I was very underwhelmed. The A3 offers a lot more options, my friend. 

 

I linked AR15 for ya, so you could always go over there and ask the lads their opinions.   

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At this point I'm inclined towards your view Cheaptrick, that any set-up on the A2 will be less than ideal, a second best option when compared to a flat top. But, I wrote as I wanted to make sure. The only option that looks appealing is putting an ARMS #2 on the handle and an Aimpoint Micro on it. I think that would work but gives me no magnification.

 

Thanks for the link. I had dropped a thread over at AR15 where I hang out. I just learned of this site a week ago and look forward to learning from the experienced ones over here. Greg



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Those guys over @ AR15 may have some solution for you. I did read your post over there.

You getting a ACOG??

 

http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1504&PN=1

 

Check out this thread by a most excellent Marine.

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if the optic is put in front of the rail to keep it low, the dot or cross hair, which ever you choose will co-witness with the iron sites your have-- door kickers love this type of set, up, but for me blocks about 1/4 of the sight picture. the better mounts in this situation replace withe hand guard with a rail and are about $200 just for the hand guards. the acog works fairly well in the high handle postion, but the locking screw sucks, and only attaches at the one point. It is usually necessary to get some type of check riser with this, and you may want to look at something like the CAA collapsible with the adjustable cheek attachment.
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