Let me know if you think this wrongheaded.. Trying to get a rifle all set up for anything from 0-500 yards.
I got an AR10 carbine. I built it myself to be especially light weight. I was thinking about putting a illuminated Burris 3x9x40 I have on the top rail, a light one that only weighs about 13 oz and putting a pair of flip down iron sights on the FF tube at a 45 degree angle w/ an Aimpoint T1 Cowitnessed on a Larue mount.
The aipoint/irons would be in case a hog or something dangerous suddenly came upon me up close so I could instantly shoot w/o magnification, especially if I was looking at something far away w/ my scope dialed up to high magnification...
If I was going to be in some circumstance where I knew I would not possibly want/need magnification, I could just dump the scope and maybe put the aimpoint on the top rail... Shouldn't mater for very close ranges...
Acog on the top, aimpoint on the offset. thats what I do. Acog bdc good for 600 yards....
shoot, its getting pretty heavy though w/ 20rd of 308.
I can hold it up fine and it handle fast enough, but I wonder how I would fare carrying it around all day while hunting w/ both optics and the suppressor. Its pretty nice though having both optics on the gun all at once for whatever range.
I need to take it out to the field go hunting just so I can hike around all day w/ it and see how I do.
I think for Home Defense, I'll remove the scope and put the aimpoint at 12 oclock and prolly leave the BUIS offset.
Not my first home defense weapon though, sort of over kill unless I'm being invaded by a gang
Why not mount a micro red dot on top of something like a magnified acog? A scope, BUIS, mounts, and an aimpoint are all defeating the point of light weight and that sounds bulky. If you're going to offset BUIS then I'd skip the Aimpoint. You COULD do an aimpoint with a flip-to-side magnifier.