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Irons or Optics?
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Okay this may belong in general but anyways. What do you prefer Iron sights or Optics for shooting any distance.

Myself I like my irons, dunno why but I just prefer to shoot them to a scope. Might be because growing up I almost always used them when I shot. Though I do see the merits to scopes for long range shooting. How about yourselves?
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The Hobbit;54411 Wrote:Okay this may belong in general but anyways. What do you prefer Iron sights or Optics for shooting any distance.

Myself I like my irons, dunno why but I just prefer to shoot them to a scope. Might be because growing up I almost always used them when I shot. Though I do see the merits to scopes for long range shooting. How about yourselves?

if you can shoot irons, you can shoot optics, but it doesn't translate as well the other way.
i have two rifles with glass.
a .22 rifle my dad bought 10 years before i was born and a psl...they both came with glass.
i won't make clover leaves at 100 yards, but i can most certainly "kill" what i'm aiming at. small groups are not my thing, hitting what i aim at is however.
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#3
I'm having the same debate right now. I just bought a Sig P556 that I intend on SBRing..., so right now, I'm leaning towards irons. However, it did come with Sig's version of a red dot, so maybe I'll run that.

Decisions decisions.

Justin
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brian;54418 Wrote:
The Hobbit;54411 Wrote:Okay this may belong in general but anyways. What do you prefer Iron sights or Optics for shooting any distance.

Myself I like my irons, dunno why but I just prefer to shoot them to a scope. Might be because growing up I almost always used them when I shot. Though I do see the merits to scopes for long range shooting. How about yourselves?

if you can shoot irons, you can shoot optics, but it doesn't translate as well the other way.
small groups are not my thing, hitting what i aim at is however.
Yeah I understand that. I occasionally get the pleasure of shooting my buddies AR-10 with glass and do fine.

I am the same way I am happy being able to consistently hit my target at range in the "kill" zone. Though having a rifle and the skills necessary to punch clover leafs at >100yds would not be bad.
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The Hobbit;54411 Wrote:Okay this may belong in general but anyways. What do you prefer Iron sights or Optics for shooting any distance.

Myself I like my irons, dunno why but I just prefer to shoot them to a scope. Might be because growing up I almost always used them when I shot. Though I do see the merits to scopes for long range shooting. How about yourselves?

Both.

On a pistol: Irons or laser.

On a rifle, electronic, optical, iron or laser are all good options that have their time and place IMO.
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#6
If given a choice on a rifle I'll go with optics. I do put in a good deal of time behind the irons, batteries don't last forever.
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#7
All 3 have pros and cons.

I could go on for days about all of them... maybe someone else will.

I prefer Irons for competition.

Nuclear powered Acog if I could only choose one for a hostile environment.
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#8
On my rifle, Eotech. Love how quickly I can get on target with both eyes open. Especially good for us left eye dominant but shoot right handed slowly getting older guys.
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#9
Both. I love my Eotech for all of the above reasons but I always have BUIS on board. Batteries die.
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#10
Good thread on another site concerning the use of optics over irons. The gist was, an optic could help someone shoot better groups at various distances, where irons might be frustrating, then there would be instant gratification (which we all love), which results in more range time.

In the grand scheme, the use of our tacticool ARs would be primarily for HD, which would be up close and very personal. An RDS would be the right call. Shooting someone past 15 or 25 yards would be hard to explain in self defense.
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