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Old August 5th, 2016, 08:07 AM #1
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Stupid AR scope question

How in the hell do you get your fingers under the scope to pull the bolt back? I guess I have been shooting with iron sights too long.

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How in the hell do you get your fingers under the scope to pull the bolt back? I guess I have been shooting with iron sights too long.

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I put tactical latches on all mine that have a scope on them.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 08:16 AM #3
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You only need one finger.

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I put tactical latches on all mine that have a scope on them.
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I use a medium length BCM charging handle. You may want an ambi or large depending on your needs.
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"Typically" you want your eyepiece parallel with your charging handle. Plenty of room for both fingers, but most people seem to just use one. What height is your mount/rings?
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Old August 5th, 2016, 09:45 AM #7
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Raptor Charge Handle!!

For AR-15:


http://www.midwayusa.com/product/108...ar-15-aluminum


For LR-308:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/108...r-308-aluminum


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Ditto on upgrading the charging handle. Night and day difference.
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I would buy a raptor, pri, or bcm charging handle. Its not very hard to bend a factory charging handle with extended latches. I have bent handles I show students. The Roll Pins that often come with extended latches can either shear, or blow out the thin web on the charging handles as well.

I prefer the raptors myself. Most comfortable out there IMO.

If you are easy on the gun you might not have a problem with an extended latch on a factory charging handle. .308 AR's have a longer stem and because of leverage are even easier to bend.
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One thing to watch with extended bolt handles.

When you front sling (patrol carry), the damn handle digs into your chest. You NEED a vest with plates.
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