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I have searched the forums and SOB TV but unable to find answers.
How do you setup a basic AR15?? Such as.....
Where are sling points attached??
Where on the receiver does the RDS or scope go??
Where does your support hand grab on the rails??
If you're using lights/laser on the carbine, what part of the rails do they go??
Are BUIS needed??
Found answers to RDS/Scope and lights/lasers in this video - "Sizing the Rifle to Your Body"
Coach has a video on setting up his sling that shows the rear attachment point and general setup. You can run the front attachment point near the receiver (I do this and think Shrek typically does as well) or out near the muzzle (his video shows that setup). I think Shrek and others will say personal preference with pros and cons to both arrangements. Here is the link -
I don’t use BUIS amd Shrek does not. I think he recommends offset BUIS if you are going to use them but cannot recall specifically.
Check out his demo videos and some of the coaching videos on this site for examples of front hand placement on the guard. It’s not extended or C-clamped like some advocate. It’s a comfortable middle ground with a cupped hand supporting the rifle.
Most of these things are guidelines to give you an idea as to where they roughly should go, but ultimately you’ll discover overtime where you like things, because ultimately it’s your rifle. You’re the one who has to shoot it.
I’d recommend watching all of Shrek’s videos. Not just for the information that he’s giving in said video, but look at his setups. He has different rifles and some are setup differently depending on what its purpose is, and what round he’s using.