A question about rifle sights.

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A question about rifle sights.

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I have a few questions about the sights that are used on rifles by Rangers and other U.S. military forces. First, do most people use optics or regular "iron sights" on their rifles, and second, when did alot of people really start using optics on their rifles. Thanks.

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good answer. well said.
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Tenn-RGR wrote:yes
Well, its actually yes AND no. When we did use them it was because we had them however when we didnt have them, we wanted to use them, and felt qualified to use them. In the end, we did. Didnt you?
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I don't remember :roll:
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If an Optics and an Iron Sight had sex in the woods, but no rifles were around to hear them, would the Optics be on top?

Actually I remember my first 3X mini super secret scope on my AR-15. I liked it, but there was a flaw in the glass, it looked like a little red dot, that I could never get off, no matter how hard I scrubbed...
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We just closed our eyes and threw rocks.
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Oto-Man wrote:If an Optics and an Iron Sight had sex in the woods, but no rifles were around to hear them, would the Optics be on top?

Actually I remember my first 3X mini super secret scope on my AR-15. I liked it, but there was a flaw in the glass, it looked like a little red dot, that I could never get off, no matter how hard I scrubbed...
Use steel wool. It'll fix all optical woes.
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DixieRat wrote:
Oto-Man wrote:If an Optics and an Iron Sight had sex in the woods, but no rifles were around to hear them, would the Optics be on top?

Actually I remember my first 3X mini super secret scope on my AR-15. I liked it, but there was a flaw in the glass, it looked like a little red dot, that I could never get off, no matter how hard I scrubbed...
Use steel wool. It'll fix all optical woes.
That or black paint.
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RangerX wrote:We just closed our eyes and threw rocks.
:shock: You had ROCKS???? Mother fuckers gave me a stick.
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Abell9 wrote:
RangerX wrote:We just closed our eyes and threw rocks.
:shock: You had ROCKS???? Mother fuckers gave me a stick.
Now, Now, Pastor it's ok. Just remember, he couldn't stab with a rock. :roll:
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RangerRon wrote:
DixieRat wrote:
Oto-Man wrote:
Use steel wool. It'll fix all optical woes.
That or black paint.
UPDATE:
Steel Wool AND Black Paint together finally worked.. :lol: :lol: :lol:

But the sight picture seems a little dark?? Oh well, guess I'll just have to rely on that little laser thingy with the button thingy...

BTW, Anyone happen to know the max effective range of a dwarf, if you throw him by the belt and the collar?? I don't have a dwarf, just curious.
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I don't know much about dwarf tossing, but I do know that no matter which type of sight they decide to use, the catapult on the USS Theodore Roosevelt can throw a VW bug 10 miles!
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Tenn-RGR wrote:Damn thats good to know..
Well it is.......especially if you have to move it 11 1/2 miles. You will only have to push it a mile and a half! :roll:
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Tenn-RGR wrote: BTW, Anyone happen to know the max effective range of a dwarf, if you throw him by the belt and the collar?? I don't have a dwarf, just curious.
Is it a european or an American dwarf?[/quote]
American... The European dwarfs tend to kick their feet in the air as they fly, and are not quite as aerodynamic as the American version...Besides, I won't be in Europe anytime soon, so statistical data on the American Unit will suffice....
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Oto-Man wrote:
Tenn-RGR wrote: BTW, Anyone happen to know the max effective range of a dwarf, if you throw him by the belt and the collar?? I don't have a dwarf, just curious.
Is it a european or an American dwarf?
American... The European dwarfs tend to kick their feet in the air as they fly, and are not quite as aerodynamic as the American version...Besides, I won't be in Europe anytime soon, so statistical data on the American Unit will suffice....

As you all may know, the average 45Kg American dwarf has a terminal velocity of 32 FPS/Sec reaching TV in 10 Sec, we can apply the formula as such

Acceleration x Mass = Velocity

Velocity x G1D1x F where G1= the force of gravity, or 32ft lbs per Meter of elevation (we will use sea level) and D1= coefficient of Drag on said dwarf and F = force exerted on dwarf in Newtons then

AxM= (V)x (G1D1)F carry the 1 round the decimal....

works out to

7.2 Meters at a point target +/- .5 Meter

10.5 Meters at an area +/- .6 Meters

Just remember to tape his/her mouth shut as it will reduce drag considerably and allow you to maximize your dwarf tossing performance.

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