Iron sights on rifles

Why won't more people use iron sights on rifles. Your grandpa was able to shoot out to 500 yards easy with them so why can't you? Iron sights are the goat, they never break, light as frick, no battery needed, they always work. I can shoot out to 800 yards easy with my scalar works iron sights.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like 'em, on pistols too
    I got a red dot on one of my pistols because "it's the future", and I barely ever shoot it because it's boring

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t have any LPVO’s or Acogs, but I’ve got irons on every rifle and when I do a build I’ll always buy irons if I cant get an optic right away. I’ve qualified at 400M with irons so I may be an okdgay, but I think it’s like being able to drive a stick shift.

      Same. I’m just now getting my first pistol dot. The first thing I do on all my guns is put decent irons on and they are worth it.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because homie I can buy like two Holosuns for that price lmao.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >$260 fricking dollars for "Gucci" irons
      Fricking lmao
      >F marked FSB: free, came on the rifle
      >matech buis: free, pocketed from arms room
      I get irons that I have taken out to 500 meters for a grand total of zero dollars. Even if you had to buy stuff, a surplus carry handle is like $30 and front sights aren't expensive. Why the frick would anyone spend hundreds on sights?
      >800 yards
      LMAO. Like when the 400 pound butter boy claims he can run a 4 minute mile easy. You have never been off the pistol range, have you?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I can shoot out to 800 yards easy
        At what you LARPing homosexual?

        shooting 800 yards is extremely easy, even a .22 can go up to two miles if you angle upwards 45 degrees

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >shooting 800 yards is extremely easy
          Depends on the target, but I don't expect noshoots like you and OP to have any clue what you're talking about.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      $129 EACH
      $258 for a front/rear set
      Sorry, not worth it.

      jfc, thats crazy. KACs are a so much better deal

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    $129 EACH
    $258 for a front/rear set
    Sorry, not worth it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You spend more on alcohol and or cigarettes in a month, what's $258 at that point?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don’t drink or smoke

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not him but I tracked my spending and in 2023 I spent about that same sum on alcohol and cigarettes each but it was the whole year, so take that

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sucks to be poor. Ever heard of Mapul Mbus Pros? Those are lower quality but around the same price.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why won't more people use iron sights on rifles
    Same reason why more people don't learn morse code. Better alternatives are accessible thanks to technology.

    Now don't get me wrong, I think it's idiotic to not know how to use iron sights. What I find puzzling is when people won't buy a given rifle because it doesn't have irons. Do people not realize that irons can be added to any rifle, if not by them then by a gunsmith?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Do people not realize that irons can be added to any rifle, if not by them then by a gunsmith?
      It's not that simple, dedicated iron sight sets for modern bolt actions can get really expensive

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This frick the Black person who decided all modern sporters need to come without irons for cost reduction

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And when they do make a rifle with irons, it has some shitass post and notch sights. I had to sporterize a Lee Enfield to get aperture sights worth a damn on a rifle.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It's not that simple, dedicated iron sight sets for modern bolt actions can get really expensive
        The picatinny clamp-on ones from fancy memebrands can be expensive.
        Adding basic iron sights that dovetail into the barrel is cheap as frick. If you can't do it a Gunsmith can.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have 2 from my old airsoft guns.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're paying for them either way. No irons means you can pay for them yourself if you want, or save some money if you're only gonna run an optic.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My solution is to buy a good milsurp rifle with irons on it, like a K31. Hell, you can probably get one rebarreled for .308 for less than a modern rifle + good iron sights for it would cost

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What I find puzzling is when people won't buy a given rifle because it doesn't have irons.

      Because it isn't about the rifle. It's about the company being ass for not including irons with the rifle, and if they're going to be ass I'm not going to give them my money for that product.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, you should practice with iron sights, no they shouldn't be your first resort.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an ACOG, which will outlast any set of irons

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I can shoot out to 800 yards easy
    At what you LARPing homosexual?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They want to show off cool gear. They should focus on the basics. There's nothing wrong with scopes, but you need to learn how your weapon operates before you throw on all the attachments.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    precision machined irons are about as expensive as a mid-grade red dot. I like backup irons fundamentally but these seem to be a solution for a fake problem.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't have shit optics and you won't ever need to purchase shit or gucci irons
    t. LEDCOG/RMR and Aimpoint T2 ENJOYER

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NO I WANT COOL LASER GUN SIGHTS LIKE THEY HAVE IN MY VIDYA!!

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >YOU DON'T NEEEEEEEED OPTICS FOR 500 YARDS
    STFU

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like you have a skill issue

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You dont *need* caffeine in the morning, but it is certainly more pleasant. I like irons and they're on my rifles, but I dont blame people for prioritizing a red dot.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    behold

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >detachable carry handle
      prepare for /arg/ seething

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >nooo its not heckin retro black hawk down fixed carry handle gordon carbine
        >nooo its not devgru special ops night vision red dot 11.5" 416 NGMI

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      out of the way electro optic non detachable cucks

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All you need is a adjustable windage and elevatoon front sight.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because irons are completely outclassed by a hundred dollar red dot.

    t. strictly irons

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who still makes a detachable A2 style fixed front? Scalarworks and MI? I know LMT had a good one, but they stopped making them for some reason.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DD

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They don't have the A2 aesthetic

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Retro ARs are more popular than they've ever been.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Train with both, irons at night with a flashlight is damn annoying.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Irons are obsolete. With optics there's literally no reason to use them. Its like why we dont use muzzle loaders in combat anymore.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shooting out to 500 or 600 yards with irons and getting good hits is easy

    IF

    you have a large, brightly-lit white target that not obscurred by anything. A camouflaged guy lying prone with his head behind a camouflaged rifle is hard to see without magnification at even 100 yards. Add low light to the mix, and it becomes even harder.

    WAKE UP, homosexual.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Navy SEAL right here folks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is that you white feather?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this guy actually owns guns

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I would think you could hit a gray or blue target just as easily as a white one

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I would think you could hit a gray or blue target just as easily as a white one
          Not as easy to see and therefore not as easy to center up behind a standard front sight post, which covers about 2 feet at 600 yards. Your shots will be less accurate.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This is the kind of expert advice I come to PrepHole for.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          with a magnified optic+decent if not good rifle+good shooter yeah
          also refer to this

          >I would think you could hit a gray or blue target just as easily as a white one
          Not as easy to see and therefore not as easy to center up behind a standard front sight post, which covers about 2 feet at 600 yards. Your shots will be less accurate.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lole, ok

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              yeah

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How much less accurate? Can you give me a number?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                womp womp

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ya muddah

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You'd be surprised how shitty of a shot the average person is. It wouldn't surprise me that people say you need a optic past 500 yards. It's repeatable at 800 yards with irons with a 20 inch barrel ar15.

    Source, I got astigmatism.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    does anyone make ye olde AK-47 sights with picatinny mounting?
    not the best but my favourite irons

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