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Red dot mounting question

Post by kjanracing on Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:55 pm

Hi all.  I have a RO, and I am getting a Nelson .22 conversion for it.  If/when I go Red dot, would it be better to have a sight for each slide, or use a frame mounted site using just the one sight for the 2 calipers?  Pros,cons?
Thanks, Kurt
Ps please recommend a sight too.
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Re: Red dot mounting question

Post by Rob Kovach on Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:21 pm

Sight for each slide, or do the dot for the Nelson and Irons for the .45.

Grip mounts don't really solve the problem for using it for both a .22 conversion and the .45 as the zero is not the same.
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Re: Red dot mounting question

Post by kjanracing on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:01 am

Thanks Rob, that makes sense.  I wasn't thinking grip mount, I've seen a frame mount-frame has to be drilled and tapped for it.  Kinda thinking RD for the Nelson.
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Re: Red dot mounting question

Post by Rob Kovach on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:48 am

frame mount is the same problem.  The 2 uppers just don't have the same zero.
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Re: Red dot mounting question

Post by rich.tullo on Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:56 pm

There is one frame mount that would solve the problem it's by David Sam's but to install thats like 500 bucks 

I would just use ribs on both and use a two peice guide rod to make swapping uppers easier.
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Re: Red dot mounting question

Post by Jon Eulette on Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:49 am

Same problem with Sam's mount.  You would have to re-zero when switching top ends. Slide mount is best way to go.
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Re: Red dot mounting question

Post by Mac2 on Fri May 01, 2015 12:17 am

If you wish to mount a red dot (Such as Burris FF III) on the slide of the RO to replace the iron sight, note that Springfield uses an unusual cut.  Evolution Gun Works makes a mount that fits as part 49413.     Mac

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