Magpul MBUS vs. ARMS 71L

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  1. CodyG19

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    Looking at getting some new sights for my AR. I've been looking at the magpul MBUS and the ARMS 71L's. Both are polymer and are comparable price wise. Any opinions?
     
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    They are both fine buis. you should be fine either way. The gen 1 mbus's can be found really cheap on arf
     
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    I have had a gen 1 Magpul rear MBUS on my patrol rifle for a couple years now and have not had any issues. It has been banged around and used as a primary rear sight until a couple weeks ago when I finally got my red dot. The gen 2 version is supposed to be a little more streamlined and takes up less space. Magpul makes great stuff.

    I don't have any experience with the other sight you mentioned.

    Good luck and get shooting!

    Patrick
     
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    Yeah, I think I'm going with the magpuls. Everybody says they're pretty tough. I appreciate the feedback guys.
     
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    I have the Magpuls and I like them
     
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  6. J.Boyette

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    I hate both of the options you posted.

    I use them at work, and have had them on my personal kit.

    I just do not like the rear of both sights, fronts I can live with.

    I would just buy fixed front and rears. To me, if I need a BUIS, and I have the deploy them up, then its to late to do so. I like thme to always be up. Even the flippies.

    John
     
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    +1 For magpuls, I have them on .50 Beowulf along with an EoTech.
     
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    I ended up buying the magpuls in Raleigh this weekend and after mounting them on my rifle, I've been thinking the same thing. However, deployed, they cowitness with my CompM2 and I dont really like it. I might just change out my mount for a lower 1/3 and see if I like that better. This is the first time I've had optics on my rifle so I'm still trying to figure it.

    But other than the rear aperture, I like the magpul sights. Theyre light and not too bulky.
     
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