My new Boomstick!

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  1. Dec 14, 2011 #1
    Smitty908

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    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to show off my new rifle. Sort of an "I love me" present for passing my test for E-7. :cool:

    I have been lusting for a .308 for a while, and was finally able to scrape together enough for a short M14. The SOCOM is sort of a heavy rifle as it is, but I wanted to add a red dot sight to be able to get on target quicker. I have seen people mount Eotechs and Aimpoints on these, but it is already slightly muzzle heavy, so I didn't want a bunch of extra weight on that end.

    I found this Mini Red Dot made by Pride Fowler which is really light. It is in a waterproof aluminum housing, and has a 3 position switch for 'auto'/'on'/'off'. Auto will automatically adjust the brightness of the reticle depending on the ambient light of whatever it is pointed at. 'On' is the full bright setting.

    I still wanted the option to switch to irons if needed, so I paired the MRD with this quick-disconnect mount from Larue (LT624) which also surrounds the sight with an aluminum housing like a mini-Eotech.

    This setup weighs in at 3 oz. Since I removed the steel stripper clip guide that weighs 1.2 oz. (Wont be using it anyway) I get a red dot setup and only added 2 oz to the rifle overall. :D

    Here she is....

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    --Tim S.

     
  2. Dec 14, 2011 #2
    joeard900

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    nice buy! congrats on the E-7!
     
  3. Dec 15, 2011 #3
    vgk1nka1dx

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    +1 and I'll throw in a "I'm jealous". :D
     
  4. Dec 15, 2011 #4
    NBollinger

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    Well done...on both the promotion and gun selection!
     
  5. Dec 15, 2011 #5
    Stoley

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    Love it!!
     
  6. Dec 15, 2011 #6
    slugger6

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    Congratulations! That is a very nice rifle.
     
  7. Dec 15, 2011 #7
    baldp8

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    Very, very nice! I am really jealous!
     
  8. Dec 15, 2011 #8
    LagerHead

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    I just tried to remind my wife how she told me she wanted one of these. She doesn't seem to remember for some reason. I guess she won't be getting it for Christmas. :D
     
  9. Dec 15, 2011 #9
    highoctane39

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    I just told someone at work today I wanted one of these and he said "why" DUH
    very nice pickup!
     
  10. Dec 16, 2011 #10
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    I hate you!
     

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