Picking up on a topic from Thursday night: Hitting a repeatable point of reference while mounting a rifle on the support side shoulder was something markedly slower than when performed strong side. The obvious solution is to practice more. E had his RDS mounted all back to his BUIS on his AR. With experimentation E felt he performed best across the board with his optic mounted as far forward as possible on his free-float rail. My RDS was mounted on the leading edge of the receiver, and in testing I moved it as far back as possible. Again, subjectively, I felt my performance was improved. And so the debate begins…
We both come up with the same “Pro’s” for our respective RDS placement:
- Quicker to pick the dot up on the initial mount.
- Quicker to pick the dot up when shooting from compromised positions.
We were able to settle on the “Con’s” of our respective RDS Placements:
- Excludes magnifier usage.
- Requires a solid Free Float rail.
The proof being in the pudding – testing criteria is being developed, and numbers will be reported back.
Obviously, we aren’t the first guys to think of this, here are some other opinions –
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