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The primary optic on my rifle is a Primary Arms LPVO and I have an RMR on an Arisaka offset optic mount. The Arisaka mount lets me mount the red dot at either a 35 degree or 45 degree angle. 45 degrees is the standard, but I do like the 35 degree option as it lets me maintain my cheek weld. The main issue with the 35 degree angle is that the windage turret of my scope obscures about the lower left quarter of the red dot. I'm wondering if this reduced field of view might be a problem or if it's an acceptable tradeoff.

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I have the Arisaka also and mounted at 45 initially to avoid the obstruction.  after 1 match I changed to 35.  so I lose part of the field of view but the 35 just feels better and I don't really notice the loss on a stage with both eyes open.  I see that obstruction a lot during dry fire ... but it hasn't been a problem after the buzzer goes off

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I guess it depends on how you use the RMR. My offset dot is sighted the same as my scope. My main use is for those hard /awkward leans. In those instances my cheek positioning is already off.  fFor that use I find the 45 degree to be better. I’ve settled on the Midwest Industries offset mount. It puts the sight just a bit further out than most other mounts, which suits my intended use. 

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I run these at 35 pretty successfully. I think this mount is an advantage in open once your used to the index. Your dot and reticle are exact same height. Bigger window dots help as well. Very innovative I think.

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