Anybody using these on their XCR-L?
Just recently (last week)bought a new -L Keymod 5.56,and picked up a new-to-me Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x40 w/PEPR mount from a local gun forum classified.Id like to have a secondary sighting system,debating between 45o/s sights or piggybacking either an RMR or similar sight on the PEPR,or possibly a set of fixed low profile BUIS on the PEPR rails??
I like the simplicity of low-pro irons piggybacked,although it would be a very short sight plane,I think they'd be quite adequate for short range accuracy....CQB if you prefer,but honestly,this is to be a coyote/varmint rig first and foremost.
RMR would be nice,but the missus says I have far exceeded my firearms budget for this year already,haha.....plus I'd probly end up putting on a set of 45 o/s as well(redundant overkill with 3 sight systems?)
So I'm really kinda leaning towards these XS-XTI 45s...really like the snag resistant low profile of them,but online reviews suggest they may in fact be TOO low on some platforms,making it difficult to get your head down low enough on the stock/cheek riser to align the sights??
So longwinded story made short,I guess that is my question.......is anybody running these sights on an XCR-L,FAST stock keymod.....and how do you like them??
FWIW,I'm not really interested in any flip-up sight suggestions,looking for fixed irons only.
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Still less then other BUIS from Troy,Diamondhead etc @$200+...
Also open to suggestions for any leads on rail mounted low-pro sights?Lots of rear sights for shotguns,ghost rings etc. for Pic rails but having a helluva time finding a rail mounted,low-pro,fixed front sight for PEPR piggyback brainfart?LPA ghost ring rear sight is what I'm thinking,and if I'm not mistaken they make front sights for 1913 rail shotguns also.......but scouting the wwweb not turning up results??
Coulda swore I've seen them on a Bennelli recently at local gun shop...??
Last edited by Crusader; 03-30-2015 at 08:50 PM.
bought the $30 from Amazon and they work great!
I took a look at these at the SHOT show. I think that if my eyes were better with iron sights, I'd go with something like that.
After playing with them for a bit, I decided it's probably better for me to run a RMR type on a 45 degree mount. To test the theory, I'm going to go with one of the Surefire III optics..... I'd feel real stupid if I spent all that money on an RMR and then figured out it didn't work for me.
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If you will casually move from using a "scope" to a 45 deg iron sight or reflex type sight, you will like it.
In the heat of the moment it is initially awkward to switch quickly to the alternate 45 deg from the "scope" AND tilt the rifle and engage the target in any efficient time frame.
Of course practice solves a lot of that as does how you begin....for example if you "know" targets are close as in 25 yds or less, you can shoulder the rifle already in a 45 deg tilt and with a cheek weld.
I'm sure you already know all that but just as a reminder and in the spirit of offering future readers some thoughts to consider.
I have a couple of rifles with canted sights but much prefer a red dot over a magnified optic of a quick release for the magnified optic. When you cant a rifle the main optic tends to really mess up peripheral vision. Not a big deal in a competition but potentially deadly in a fight.
Last edited by MickeyC; 03-31-2015 at 04:32 PM.
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Hard to beat a clean upper and the flat back simplicity with a single holographic . No PTT on a VFG, no light, no DBAL, no bipod......
Recently I have set up my XCR with a 1.75-5 Burris scope with a Burris reflex red dot in a 45 deg mount. It is quickly becoming my favorite and my go to coyote gun.
Thx for replies all,but I've decided to abandon the idea of 45o/s for now at least(?) in favor of Troy Micros piggybacked atop my 3-9x40.Other then the obviously imminent Zombie Apocalypse scenario of the not too distant future,I'm not overly concerned with being engaged in any life or death gunfights anytime soon,however,if I were to be,I'd say I'm quite comfortable with the piggied irons set-up. For the time being at least though,it's main purpose is to be a coyote/ varmint rig.
As a very temporary solution,I have the standard height Troy battle sights piggied on a Burris PEPR,housing a 3-9x40 Trijicon Accupoint.Its actually a serviceable setup that would work in a pinch for CQB or more likely fast charging song dogs up close and personal,but I have to raise my head a fair bit to use the Troys,essentially a chin weld vs. cheek.Tommorow I'm swapping the Troys along with a wee bit of ca$h with a local XCR enthusiast for Troy Micros for height savings of just over 3/4",and just as importantly to me,if not more so,is I think I'll be able to keep the Micros deployed in the upright/ready position pretty much permanently,or at least while actively hunting,probably only folded during storage?I also have another set of lower profile rail topped rings that I might swap in for the PEPR for a further height reduction of 3/8".....we'll see?
As it is though,I think I'll be quite happy with piggybacked irons set-up,and can't see myself going to 45s anytime soon,other than possibly in the future if I were to go with an RMR or similar sight on top,but for now,over the last 2 weeks I've pretty much blown my fun gun budget for awhile,so an RMR is kinda out of the question at this time,in no small part due to the big Easter Gun Show here in Calgary tommorow where I will likely spend excessive amounts of $$ on "too good to pass up " ammo sales,lol.
Last edited by Crusader; 04-02-2015 at 09:51 AM.
***EDIT*** Replied after reading just the first paragraph. Money's already spent and a trade at least won't enrich Troy further. Best of luck with it.
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