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Old 03-02-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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rear sight question

I just picked up an M1A SOCOM 16 b SA. It comes equipped with a TRITIUM dot on the front sight post.

I was wondering, is there a manufacture out there that makes a rear TRITIUM ring?

i tried googling but came up empty or too many results for other stuff
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
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Re: rear sight question

I have not seen (and cannot find in a search) a rear tritium ring. I suspest that a rear tritium ring would cause problems with accuracy, even in a CQB model it would limit the shooter quite a bit. At the bottom of this link - http://ww w.xssights.com/store/tactical.html - you will see that XS makes quite a large rear aperture ring of .125 vs the .059 of a standard rear aperture. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:01 PM   #3
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Re: rear sight question

Trust me, you DON'T want to try to sight through a lit ring in low light settings.

Counterproductive.

I've looked at these things a lot, and all I can say is put a dot above the aperture, use it like "straight 8s" and aim low by about 1/4-inch at the front sight.

The next best alternative seems to be...nothing I can really describe, or night vision and optics.

IME, you can get decent body hits out to 50 yards with just a front sight on the rifle. Things got much faster and more accurate when I flipped the rifle's leaf over to expose the pistol-style rear sight with a regular 3-dot setup. The way human lowlight vision works, the system of a flip-up illuminated front sight used to put OVER the target worked just fine.

Try looking to the side of something in really low light sometime. When it's dim, center of vision is over-rated.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
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Re: rear sight question

In other words, there are probably no good solutions for an M14-type rifle and its existing rear sight setup.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:10 AM   #5
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Re: rear sight question

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Things got much faster and more accurate when I flipped the rifle's leaf over to expose the pistol-style rear sight with a regular 3-dot setup. The way human lowlight vision works, the system of a flip-up illuminated front sight used to put OVER the target worked just fine.

not sure i follow...

But thanks for the responses


I'd like to keep my rifle as vanilla as possible... all the rail dodads can stay on my M4gery
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