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    Have no experience with a red dot on an MP5 and I am starting to gather parts for my SP5 which I should be able to pick up thursday or friday. All of my AR's are either absolute or 1/3rd lower co-witness but, there is no rear sight clutter up the sight picture since they all have folding rear sights. I plan on getting an ultra low profile mount but not sure if I'm going MRO (my current preference), SRO, Aimpoint or other... Looking at some pictures I've seen here and on image searches, it looks like co-witness through the rear diopter drum may be really cluttered. I also realize it may come down to personal preference and all but, what do most people prefer from experience? Absolute co-witness (probably the hardest to get from what I'm seeing), 1/3rd lower co-witness or red dot above the triple frame? Any advantages or disadvantages that I haven't thought of? Thanks, habe.

    Edit: Sorry I left "MP5" out of the title. Unfortunately, can't edit titles once posted...
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    I started out on the higher mounted ones and did not like them. Eventually got to cowitness and love it. To each their own. For AR/AK I like 1/3, but their irons are out of the way more compared to HKs.
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    I vote for non-cowitness. I’m just a mag dump junky in full auto and don’t like the cluttered sights
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    I prefer cowitness, a natural line of sight and more streamlined.

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    OK, I think I'm going to try for co-witness, which unfortunately knocks the MRO out. If I don't like it, I can always get a riser or taller mount. Thanks.

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    It's nice in co-witness setups to be able to quickly confirm that the two sight systems are both still pointing at the same target. But if you shoot with head mounted night vision or often have to tip the firearm (e.g., buttstock atop or beneath shoulder and/or rifle rotated 90 degrees, for covering areas at corners or steep upward angles) to avoid interference between the stock and the gear you wear, a very high mount RDS is far more comfortable to get behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by habe View Post
    OK, I think I'm going to try for co-witness, which unfortunately knocks the MRO out. If I don't like it, I can always get a riser or taller mount. Thanks.
    My SP5k co-witnesses rather well with the MRO. I'll see if I can get a decent pic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tm530 View Post
    My SP5k co-witnesses rather well with the MRO. I'll see if I can get a decent pic...
    Thanks! I'd even be OK with something close to a lower 1/3rd co-witness as long as its not too close to the sight frame top. Right now its kinda hard to beat the MRO for price vs an Aimpoint, especially a T1 or T2. If an MRO works out, thats my current preference.

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    So I periodically see this SIS sight and agree this would seem to be the perfect MP5 sight...I see the actual sight for sale in a few locations but can not find the low mount MP5 mount for it. I’d buy the setup in a heartbeat if anyone knows where to find the actual mount...

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