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Old July 19th, 2017, 20:13   #1
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How often are optics really used in real life ?

All right after seeing a few videos ,..Im wondering about something ,.. I know in air soft we all like to do impressions of certain types of characters & we have seen a big trend in the holosight ,..red dot reflex etc ,..& many police seem to adopt them as well ,..However I have seen some video of just what looking through one of these types of sights is like in real life after sustained or intermittent fire & it appears in the case I saw anyway that after only intermittent firing ,the heat distortion over the barrel really seems to distort the image on the sight making it waver around like a heat mirage its like the lens the optic is projected on magnifies the effect ,..So now Im curious ,..even though we see them in all the movies & the police seem to like them ,..How often are they actually used by by real military or contractors or anybody that actually expects to be firing more than a few rounds ,..the effect I saw seemed like it would really make the sight ineffective , Ive been looking for a while & cant for the life of me find the vids I saw that showed it ...
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Old July 19th, 2017, 20:26   #2
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Well I imagine they're used for the first shot or so, at least so people know what they're shooting at but then again you get situations like this http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=725559
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Old July 19th, 2017, 22:08   #3
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Ha ya Ive seen that ,.. It's just something that I never really considered before & when I saw an example of it ,.I was just thinking man some of these optics are very expensive & that distortion effect can look pretty bad , maybe they dont all do that I dont know , but it seems a bit scary if you were in a real fight & this image projected on the glass is distorted & wavering all over , I can see the effect would still be present on a post sight , however the post sight is really there ,,not a projection on glass,..
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Old July 20th, 2017, 10:34   #4
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What's the alternative? Aiming down the side of the barrel? lol
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Old July 20th, 2017, 11:53   #5
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Old July 20th, 2017, 13:13   #6
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Sometimes my windshield in the morning is fogging and i can't see, do truck drivers not use windshields because of this problem?
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Old July 20th, 2017, 14:47   #7
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lol all right ,.. i guess its not an issue , just looked kinda rough wondered about it , the way the thing was waving around I think Id rather stick with the post because its really there & not a projection
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Old July 21st, 2017, 14:49   #8
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Its more of an issue with high magnification scopes on precision rifles in high-round count situations. Some bench resters will actually run fabric strips suspended over the barrel to minimize distortion. As far as real world situations, you're not gona notice it a whole bunch when rounds are flying at you. Its basically a non-issue. With my AR, even on high round count courses I've yet to have an issue with an distortion by heat rising from the barrel, sweat dripping on glasses yes, mud/rain on optics yes, but not heat distortion.
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Old July 21st, 2017, 16:13   #9
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I think that with the height over bore alignment with most modern rifles this is a non issue. I did not find it to be an issue when firing an AR.
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Old July 21st, 2017, 16:20   #10
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Depend on how often you train with them. You can't just outfitted everyone who always use iron sight, let them sight in only and voila ready to rock and roll. They still need to train with them everyday on their service rifle.

In real life, people are using them all the time.
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Sometimes my windshield in the morning is fogging and i can't see, do truck drivers not use windshields because of this problem?
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