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The Elbit Falcon Optical Gunsight MkII

 

IMG_1494The reflex sight is arguably one of the most important recent developments in small arms technology. I’ve read assertions that¬†first round hit probability is tremendously increased with the proper use of reflex sights, especially on moving targets, and I’m certainly inclined to agree. Aimpoint was the first manufacturer to create such sights, but a company that followed closely behind them was Elbit Systems of Israel, who created the Falcon optical gunsight.

I was able to acquire a Falcon reflex sight recently, and had a chance to put it through its paces. More after the break!

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Mounting Optics to the Galil

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One of the key deficiencies of the Galil series of rifles is optics mounting capability (or lack thereof).¬† In all fairness, the Galil’s service rifle competitors at the time of its design weren’t barn-burners in this area, either. You could make a reasonable argument that the M14 wasn’t a bad platform for optics, but pretty much everything else under the sun (FAL, AK, G3, M16A1, etc.) had serious issues. It wasn’t until the mid-90’s and the introduction of the flat-top M4 carbine that shooters got more comfortable options on black rifles.

However, due to the Galil’s popularity as a sexy retro rifle, modern shooters often want a way to get some optics on it. What are the options? Read on.

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