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Old May 18th, 2020, 06:33 AM   #16
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Old May 18th, 2020, 12:05 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by KurtC View Post
It's near impossible to co-witness any sort of red dot with M14 iron sights. Some of the really small ones intended for pistols might work.

The ARMS 18 is probably the lowest mount available, but you need to remove the scope to use the irons.

You can use any bullet weight you want, you just need to be mindful of the type and amount of powder under it.

The Federal ammo with the M1A Socom on the box is 168 OTM, very similar to their 168 GMM.
The Midwest rmr and Aimpoint mounts are the only ones I know that cowitness.

I tried a bunch of variations before I settled on my scout mount

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Old May 18th, 2020, 03:09 PM   #18
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Old May 18th, 2020, 03:40 PM   #19
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Old May 18th, 2020, 10:15 PM   #20
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Old May 19th, 2020, 05:47 AM   #21
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Welcome! I am using an ARMS 18 with an EoTech. As far as cowitness goes, the rear sight looks right into the housing of the EoTech, so no-go. However, the ARMS 18 is low enough that it does not interfere with the irons when no optic is mounted. I like the ARMS 18 a lot. My rifle does not have ejection problems with it. You can trim your ejector spring to tune your rifle if it does have problems.

You need to get the optic as low as possible to get a good cheek weld on an M14. My EoTech is too high for this. I have the A2 stock, which has a higher comb, and I still end up with a "chin weld" on the stock. It works well enough but a lower optic would be better. My suggestion is to select your mount first and put it on the rifle to get an idea of where an optic will sit. Then choose your optic and its mounting hardware accordingly.

The other way is to get a cheek riser for the stock.

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Old May 20th, 2020, 08:32 PM   #22
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Old May 20th, 2020, 09:39 PM   #23
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Maybe he got a taller front post, but it looks like Meaty Mac did it...

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Old May 22nd, 2020, 08:43 AM   #24
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Forum for good learning. welcome frm CA

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