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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Trying to get my first AR15 and keep it under my budget of $850. I decide on going with a midlength flattop A4 upper from RRA and a matching RRA lower with the two stage trigger and 6 position stock. I wanted a quad rail system for the handguard but i'll likely need to wait cause it'd bust my budget and i don't exactly need one to shoot thing...it's just something i'd eventually like to get. One thing i would need to shoot the thing though is a rear site.

I know cheap and quality don't normally go together but any recommendations on a rear site that'll work to apprx. 300m, won't fall apart and costs like $75 or less($50 would be really nice)?
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Rigid or flip up style ?
RRA makes an A2 "chopped carry handle" style, not sure of the price but the LMT version you can pick up used for around 100.
For a flip up style the ARMS 40 is hard to beat and they can be had for around 75 or so used.
Check out the EE (Equipment Exchange) on AR15.com

Mike
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Not the prettiest thing, but YHM makes a Rear BUIS that should work for your purposes.

Solid Rear Sight
$59.00
YHM-9493S
This rear sight mounts to the picatinny rail on your AR style flat top. Features include: windage adjustment at 1/2 MOA, a standard flip peep aperture, and provisions for mounting a swiveling sling stud. This affordable, lightweight sighting system takes up very little real estate allowing you to mount scopes and other optics ahead of the sight.http://www.yankeehillmachine.com

I would suggest that you lurk over at AR15.com's Equipment exchange as well. Chances are you should be able to find a decent used Rear BUIS for your price range.

You could also try http://www.gandrtactical.com Grant's never steered me wrong, he even emailed me back when I was going to get a LMT Buis and recommended a cheaper alternative.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
thanks for the recommendations....i forgot about the EE board at ar15.com...definitely need to start lurking over there. That AIM UTG $30 one looks pretty tempting. I just need something i can use until i get some quality glass.

these sights don't need a riser to work with the stock front sight?
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Spend what you feel comfortable, but sights and optics are absolutely in the area of getting what you pay for. Yeah it seems silly to pay $90-140 for a small piece, you'll understand once you get one of those lower ball, lower quality sights.

I'm not saying they are total crap, I'm saying that once you feel a Troy or LaRue sight and even an ARMS, you'll completely understand. There is a damn good reason why professionals use Troy and LaRue.

Save up the extra $30-45 and get a quality sight... buy once, pay once and just because you plan on putting a quality optic on the AR, doesn't mean that you should skimp on the BUIS.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I've got the UTG removable rear sight. Similar to the OP's situation, I bought it with the intention of using it just to get my gun up and running. The only problem I had with it was that after the first time out, it worked itself loose. A little Lok-Tite on the mounting screw thread fixed that just fine. The sight zeroed fine, and has held it's zreo . The clicks are very positive, and there is no mush or play anywhere. Well worth the $25.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR140-47756-1887.html
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
That looks like a good one there. Small enough to fit an optic infront of it and it still has the elevation and windage adjustments.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
UTG = airsoft ;)

sure on a plinker it may be fine but,
how long will it hold up under hard use ?

buy nice or buy twice :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
But not even a double digit percent of Leapers stuff holds up to anything resembling heavy use... might survive plinking or intermittent range use, but you get what you pay for :)
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
I'll let you know how my UTG sight holds up. I will say that it is solid, and that it has exceeded my expectations as far as its quality is concerned. I am well aware of the 'you get what you pay for' argument. But there are products out that that offer 'good bang for the buck,' too.
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
This rear site is the last in my list of priorities in things i wanna get so i suppose depending on how good of pricing i get from legal transfers will determine if i've got $40 or $90 to spend on a sight and still be within my budget.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
This rear site is the last in my list of priorities in things i wanna get so i suppose depending on how good of pricing i get from legal transfers will determine if i've got $40 or $90 to spend on a sight and still be within my budget.

Talk to Pete, he might be able to hook you up with a Take-Off ARMS #40 from one of the STAG uppers he sells. OR hell even go with the STAG options from him. The upper I got from him (close to $480 shipped or some such) came with a #40, which just made me happy cause then I didn't have to buy another Troy. Seriously just have a talk with Pete, I'm sure he will either hook you up for a real good price or be able to make some sense out of this stuff for you.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I just bought a Stag Upper from Pete and they come with a MI rear sight now because STAG is having difficulty getting the ARMS #40. It seems like a decent sight but I don;t have any experience with an ARMS.
 
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