Red dot rail placement?

Eagle

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[MENTION=5]Mook[/MENTION] is going to kick me in the balls for all the gun posting activity today... but here goes anyway... :rofl:
[MENTION=10059]Jokerzl[/MENTION] just posted a pic of his MRO, which leads me to ask the question - what's the best location for red dot optics on a rail? Full forward toward the barrel, or full backward to allow larger field of view through the optic?

Joker's pic (forward located):


My pic (rear located):


Discuss?
 

Jokerzl

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Red dot have unlimited eye relief so they can be mounted anymore but mine always go dead center of the hump. If I move it back or forward my 50 yard 200 yard and hold overs all change. I shouldn't say they change but the feel of the hold over changes.
 

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Whatever works for you

You want it where the Dot comes in quickest (When Drawing) at the lowest light setting your eye can pickup
 

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Jokerz is where you should have it, especially if you are using a magnifier and/or you have an astigmatism. It shouldn't affect the holdovers on an Eotech reticle.

The further out you have it, the less fuzzy the dot should become. It's not a problem with my Eotechs or my MRO, but it does make a HUGE difference with my H1/T1s.

Also, the reduced field of vision with a micro compared to a Comp M4 or an Eotech is a non-issue. You should be shooting with both eyes open and the housing should "disappear."

Nice rifles, BTW, boys.

A few of mine


 

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