So, I went out to the range recently with my franken-AR (DPMS lower with a PSA 16" lightweight uper). I had brought along some 69gr SMK handloads I had been meaning to test out, along with the honking huge 4-16X Vortex scope, with the intention of putting it on the AR and testing the accuracy of my loads. Well, the bad news was that the rail spacing for the 2-piece Ruger American wasn't really the same as the one-piece AR-15 flattop rail, so the scope didn't fit. I had already brought out my chrono and set it all up, though, so instead of moving the scope rings around and wrecking the zero on the .308, I just decided to shoot the whole thing with the optic already on my AR, which was a super-cheap BSA red dot with Magpul BUIS co-witnessed. I was actually really surprised at the accuracy I was able to wring out of it - At 100 yards, 4 of the shots were touching, and all were within a 4" circle! I'm sure if I had been on the ball with my trigger control, all the rest of my shots would have been in that same group as the 4 touching ones. I had been getting some lackluster results with scopes with high magnification and supposedly excellent handloads with great standard deviation velocity readings, and now I know why - I had a subtle flinch that I wasn't really recognizing for what it was. Trying to shoot this kind of a group unmagnified helped me to get reacquainted with my old friends trigger discipline and breath control.