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Old November 22nd, 2020, 07:28 AM #11
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I have found that keeping the optic next to the brass deflector works best for me. Further out and I find I am trying to aim it like a sight.
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Old November 22nd, 2020, 07:30 AM #12
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I like mine as far forward as possible, which leaves me plenty of room to mount a magnifier behind it should I need/want.
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I could not be happier with that sight as it negates my astigmatism that renders laser red dots useless.
My only beef with the Spitfire is that the center aiming dot is not as bright as it could be, and will wash out in sunny conditions. Combine that with the reticle design, which has a tiny center dot, and it just isn't all that fast when you need to use the dot (vs the circles) to aim.

What I'd really like to see is a nicer version at the $300-$350 mark that uses a fiber optic aiming point. THAT would be the optic this thing should really be.
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Red dot sights have a degree of parallax so you should consider if you prefer the fastest possible eye acquisition of the dot or if you prefer greater accuracy.

I have mine mounted as far forward on the receiver as possible with the EOTechs hanging over the free float tube... tightens up the groups at 100 yd and makes a huge difference at 200.
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Oh and some people put them forward on the hand guard when they have a takedown style rifle for accuracy reasons.
I saw a guy at Guntry with a RDS on the very front of his AR handguard, although it was not a takedown.. He had a go-pro set up filming himself too. It was where your front BUIS would be, and there was nothing behind it. Was a real head scratcher.

I put all of my RDS's fairly far forward on the upper receiver, either to the last section of pic rail or the second to last, usually. I find that I have better peripheral vision with it this way and i am also able to get the dot in front of my eye faster.

When the RDS is too far back toward the shooter, IMO, you may find yourself "fishing" for the dot.
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On long guns I tend to put mine out overhanging the handguard by around an inch. The farther away it is the less the parallax has an effect. Some like it up close because they like to see everything thru the window. I prefer to use both eyes and see everything else outside of the window. So I try to put it out as far as I can on the long guns so that its about the same distance from my eye as the red dot on my pistols when I have my arms extended. That way the distance from my eyes to the sight and then to the target is about the same for all firearms I shoot in competition. Outside of competition it depends on what I am trying to do.
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I prefer red dots closer to my eye.

That position makes the for appear the smallest. It allows me to use both eyes open and that provides the widest field of view.

I usually mount a BUIS at the most rearward possible position on the rail. Then a red dot optic that’s absolute co witness to the irons.

I still use the “ nose to charging handle” rule with red dots to minimize parallax for longer distances.
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On long guns I tend to put mine out overhanging the handguard by around an inch. The farther away it is the less the parallax has an effect. Some like it up close because they like to see everything thru the window. I prefer to use both eyes and see everything else outside of the window. So I try to put it out as far as I can on the long guns so that its about the same distance from my eye as the red dot on my pistols when I have my arms extended. That way the distance from my eyes to the sight and then to the target is about the same for all firearms I shoot in competition. Outside of competition it depends on what I am trying to do.
For me having it further back minimizes how much I see the frame of the optic

It blends in and disappears with both eyes open
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I put it right over the mag tube. Although I use light weight red dots, I find it helps keep the balance roughly the same as without.

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In my limited experience, people tend to put those as far forward on the receiver as they can go without touching the handguard. That's what I usually see. That's where my EOTech is but honestly I didn't really experiment with putting it further back, it works fine for me where it is.
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