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 Post subject: 556R sights
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:47 pm 

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Hey everyone, I just purchased a 556R which didn't come with iron sights, just the cheap SIG red dot. The rear flip-up sight is there but no front sight. Any recommendations on aftermarket flip ups?


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 Post subject: Re: 556R sights
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:15 pm 

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In a week or so, I am removing the sight on my SIG swat patrol. Rear is rotating Diopter and front is a hooded post.

I may be willing to sell them when removed.


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 Post subject: Re: 556R sights
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:23 pm 

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Height of your primary optic (if you aren't using the sig red dot) is going to be the biggest question. If you are going to use anything with an AR type height than the samson or MI AR height flip ups are the best bet for the front, and any AR height rear.

Of course ar height sights/optics make your cheek weld into chin weld, but there are other solutions to that.

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 Post subject: Re: 556R sights
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:24 pm 

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[quote="Beiruty"]In a week or so, I am removing the sight on my SIG swat patrol. Rear is rotating Diopter and front is a hooded post.

I may be willing to sell them when removed.[/quote]

Send me a PM when you do.


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 Post subject: Re: 556R sights
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:00 pm 
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I purchased the Troy hand guard and I purchased Troy Micro DOA Sights as they were recommended for the 556 by Troy


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 Post subject: Re: 556R sights
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:05 pm 

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Very nice. Do you have to have the Troy handgaurd? Or can you mount the front sight to the front dovetail mount?


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 Post subject: Re: 556R sights
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:16 pm 
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uncas1 wrote:
Very nice. Do you have to have the Troy handgaurd? Or can you mount the front sight to the front dovetail mount?


i believe you need the troy handguard. it is one big top rail so i can keep both on the same sight plane.


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