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Old 09-21-2019, 04:04 PM
Alaska Jack Alaska Jack is offline
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Default mounting rear sight on AR-15

When mounting a Magpul rear sight for windage on an AR-15, what is the ideal distance from the rear sight to the front sight?
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Old 09-21-2019, 07:15 PM
rcolarco rcolarco is offline
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I like to mount mine as far to the rear as possible, to get the aperture as close to my eye as possible. Changing the distance between front and rear sights will affect the value of each click, but not by much. I recommend you experiment and pick the position that gives you the best sight picture and performance on target.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:46 AM
Tothemax Tothemax is offline
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I mount mine as far back as possible.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:49 AM
Gewehr43 Gewehr43 is offline
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Yes, as far back as possible.
You want the aperture close to your eye (as rcolarco points out) and the longest sight radius, for better accuracy.
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