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Hey fellas, first poster here. I have a new SOCOM 16 and am interested in the Aimpoint Micro-T optic. I am a complete greenhorn with any optics except old-school 3x9 deer rifle scopes so sorry for these newb questions...

1) Does the micro-t need a mounting system or does it mount directly to the SOC16 forward rail?
2) If the micro-t mounts direct, will i see the irons in the sight picture, where will the red dot be in relation to the irons?

I'm a little confused as to how you go about sighting these red dots in, and whether or not you see your irons through them.
I've read some stuff on the whole "co-witness" thing but even most people can't agree on what a true co-witness is.
Any info/advice is appreciated.
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Welcome to the OT , I think Cheaptrick has one of the micro aimpoint optics you may want to pm him an ask what he thinks about using one for the SCOM 16 or you could call the good people at SWFA. I have always had good experence with their advice.
 
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The idea of having the iron sights visable to co- witness with an aimpoint works for and M16 or AR-15 because the iron sights are way up in the air.  Nothing will lay low enough to cowitness on any model of M1a.  The Scout and Socom both have the forward mounted scout scope rail in front of the reciever.  One can either select a scout scope like the Leupold or Burris  or one can select a red dot like the aimpoint.  If you put an aimpoint on a SOCOM I would not use the Micro T which needs a mount  mainly because it is a 4moa dot. The longer model of these would fit and I would call SWFA and ask if the shorter one would fit.   They mount using a pair of 30mm rings.   To sight in you put the dot on the target and  shoot a hole then make windage and elevation adjustments until you have it zeroed.  The nice thing about the aimpoint is cheekweld is never an issue no matter where your head is what the dot is on is where the bullet goes. There are several aimpoints that are shorter and smaller but these should mount with low 30mm rings and lay closer to the rifle than anything else.

Aimpoint 9000SC 30mm Red Dot Sight 2 MOA Dot Aimpoint 9000SC 30mm Red Dot Sight
Stock # - AIIM11417
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  • 30mm
  • Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
$373.95 
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Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight 2 MOA Dot Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight
Stock # - AIM11419
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  • 2 MOA Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
$373.95 
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