Open sight backup

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  1. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    What about a quality quick detach system with a back up scope on hand?

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    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Fifty years ago, my Dad had a pump .30-06, might have been a Remington.
    It had a tip off scope mount so that you could flip the scope off to the side and use the iron sights. We didn't flip it because we didn't want to mess up the sight in, in case it would change when snapped back in place. I do not know if sight in was affected by the flip.

    That was the only tip off I've ever seen. There might be a reason for that. ;)
     
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    Would take too long in a hunting situation. Only way I could see that working is if like on my ar where I have a folding sight that sits under my scope when its on and all I have to do is take the scope off
     
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  4. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman Well-Known Member

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    That takes seconds
    It only takes seconds to remove and remount another.
    I've seen a video where a long range instructor, had the students remove their quick detach scopes and pass it down to the next guy, for him to mount on his rifle. All 5 students replaced their scope and took a shot within a minute, and they all hit their 600 yard targets.
     
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  5. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Correct seconds with no tools
     
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    Ok, Im thinking about my old .223 or my 30-30 which just have weaver mounts. I guess with a picatinny or other quick detach that might work out good.
     
  7. Kody24

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    The problem with quick detach is that I would have to buy a second expensive scope, and carry it around with me. Cheep optics die fast,out here. I've had cheep scopes die just sitting in the truck overnight. They fog up and after they do it once, they go easier and easier. I have considered this option and it would be the best if not for the price and having to cart around an extra scope. When your on foot in steep country all day covering ground every ounce is important especially when your clothes and pack absorb several pounds of rain water throughout the day. In certain areas I only carry one bottle of water to save weight, I refill it in creeks as needed.
     
  8. RichR

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    I just bring a spare rifle
     
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    That's even more extra weight
     
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    zkovach Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    How far is an average shot?
     
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    Kody24 Well-Known Member

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    Anywhere from 20 feet to 500+ yards. There are reprods where I pack a pistol, because visibility can be under 10 feet. But limiting myself to 300 yards or less with backup sights is better than going home.
     
  12. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    As far as a back up scope just get a leupold vx-2 they're only about 200 or so if your really worried about cost
     
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    Twicepop Well-Known Member

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    I don't recall the name of it right now, but there is a peep sight that fits on Redfield and Ruger (both) rear scope bases for when the scope takes a dump. Brownells carries it and maybe Midway also. So there's no confusion it's two slightly different versions to fit the different bases.
     
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    I'll be checking that out.