What is a co-witness scope mount?

Co-witnessing refers to the relationship between an optical sight and the iron sights of your firearm. When the optical sight’s red dot aligns with the iron sights, the two work together as co-witness sights.

Can you co-witness a scope?

Admittedly, most optics and mounts are designed to co-witness with AR-15 height sights. But you can make it work over a wide variety of weapons. There are two types of co-witnessing, and that’s 1/3 or lower third, and absolute or 100% co-witness.

Should I co-witness a red dot?

The irons, when coupled with a red dot mounted at a height that allows them to co-witness through the optic’s field of view, are to be used as backup sighting devices should the red dot’s battery die, leaving you with no other point of aim.

Can you co-witness Eotech?

All EOTECH sights are designed to co-Witness with iron sights on the standard AR15 platform. Sights with side buttons and/or factory equipped quick detach levers will co-witness in the lower 1/3 of the window. All other models will co-witness in the center of the window.

What is full co-witness mount?

What Are Co-witness Sights? Simply put – co-witness refers to the alignment of your iron sights with your red dot sights. If your irons and your optics are both sighted in, you would expect them to be aligned (co-witnessed) with each other when you line up your shot.

How high is a lower 1/3 Mount?

Lower third with a T2. 1.93 height with a T2. Constructed of 7075-T6 billet. The LEAP is currently the lightest Aimpoint Micro QD mount on the market.

What is a full co-witness mount?

Which co-witness is best?

If you have flip-up iron sights – go with absolute cowitness. Since you’re probably going to have the sights flipped down most of the time, you might as well have your red dot at the “standard height” If you have fixed iron sights – we recommend lower 1/3 cowitness.