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Old 07-03-2011, 06:10 PM
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mp15 sport scope - looking for good suggestions as to what kind of scope mount setup anyone has installed on these that allows the front sight to not get in the way when lookng trough the scope, any pictures, ideas would be great, pretty knew to the whole ar15 thing and still learning. thanks
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IF you mean an actual scope (as opposed to a non magnifying red dot or the like), the front sight will "disappear" when viewed through the magnifying scope.

Otherwise, most red dots and holographic type sights offer mounts to co-witness , either lower third or absolute (in sync with the dot.) You sight in the red dot then adjust the sight to match the zeroed sight.

1-4 powered scopes are ideal for three gun type shooting and good all around units out to about 200 yards or so.

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thanks, hope to make up my mind in the next couple of weeks and get it mounted.
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I bought a Vortex Strikefire with the high base for AR 15's. Gives a lower 1/3 co-witness. The Vortex SPARC comes with a base that can be set up for absolute or lower 1/3 co-witness. Both of these are built with AR users in mind.

Other red dots are not set up for AR's with front sight bases, so you may have to buy a riser to get the dot to the height that you want. Don't know anything about Eotech, ACOG or the other high end optics.
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saw this today at the gun store
Sig Sauer CP1 Prismatic Scope
Is this a pretty good scope, only 3 power but being a sig, you would think it is very good
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I have a Nikon M-223 3-12x42.
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Thanks, do you have the scopes mounted on smith and wesson mp15 rifles? If so, could you post pictures.
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Thanks, do you have the scopes mounted on smith and wesson mp15 rifles? If so, could you post pictures.


The Troy BUIS actually DO NOT touch the scope, there is clearance between the rear folding sight and the Nikon eyebox.

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Thanks, do you have the scopes mounted on smith and wesson mp15 rifles? If so, could you post pictures.


The rifle is a S&W M&P15 MOE, and the scope fits just as well on my scratch-built AR...

The rear sight is a Troy, and the scope mount is Burris PEPR unit.
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great looking rifles, i have the mp15 sport
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great looking rifles, i have the mp15 sport
I think all the adds will work on your rifle too, save the front folding sight. Mine (with the smaller scope 1-4X20) is Optics ready model, the basic M&P15 before the Sport.

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Troy FF quad rail (MRF-C)

Troy BUIS F&R

Basic GI M-16 sling (have a Troy 2pt.but prefer the basic one.)

Nikon M-223 and Nikon mount.

Spikes S2-T2 Buffer (good for 5.56 loads)

Tango Down large pistol grip

LOL, it gets addictive, I also have a box full of spares and things like a red dot (Sure fire red/green) Magpul MOE forgrip, rails for it and other assorted gun junk.

Also have the Gieselle SSA-E two stage trigger on order. That and a couple of thousand rounds of 5.56 in various flavors keeps my wife guessing if I've totally lost it!

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