Windham SRC with Trijicon MRO and Samson Magnifier

Windham SRC with Trijicon MRO and Samson Magnifier
Windham SRC with Trijicon MRO and Samson Magnifier

If you have trouble maintaining accuracy at longer distances while using a red dot sight, you might want to try using a magnifier. The magnifier shown in this image is the Samson 3.5x Magnifier with QR Quick Flip Mount. This mount allows you quickly transition between the red dot, and red dot with magnifier.

My wife has actually claimed this magnifier as a standard piece of equipment for her AR-15. However, she was kind enough to allow me to borrow it to see how it pairs up with the Trijicon MRO, which I have mounted on the Windham SRC.

As was the case with other red dots I’ve paired up with the Samson Magnifier, I found that the magnification is a big help when shooting beyond 50 yards. The only issue I had was actually with the Trijicon MRO. While I really do like the MRO, its red dot isn’t overly crisp. So, using a magnifier does tend to exaggerate that non-crispness. That being said, I still saw improved accuracy when using the Samson Magnifier with the MRO.

Now… I’ve got to get the Samson Magnifier back on my wife’s rifle before she loses patience with me for taking her stuff!

Windham Weaponry SRC (Sight Ready Carbine) Specs:

  • Model: R16M4FTT “SRC”
  • Weight: 6.30 lbs (without magazine)
  • Length Overall: 36.125” (32.375” with Telestock collapsed)
  • Model: R16M4FTT
  • Caliber: .223 Rem. / 5.56mm NATO
  • Type: Rifle
  • Action: Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
  • Capacity: 30 + 1- Ships with one 30 Round Magazine (accepts all std. sizes)
  • Safety: Manual Lever with Indicator Markings on Both Sides of Receiver
  • Receiver: M4A4 Type Flat Top Upper Receiver
  • Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T6 Aircraft Aluminum with Aluminum Trigger Guard
  • Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Black Anodize Finish
  • Bolt Material: Carpenter 158 Steel
  • Barrel: 16” M4 Profile, Chrome Lined with A2 Flash Suppressor
  • Barrel Material: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium 11595E Steel w. M4 Feed Ramps
  • Rifling: 1 Turn in 9” – Right Hand Twist
  • Stock: 6 Position Telescoping Buttstock with Windham Weaponry Logo
  • Forend / Pistol Grip: M4 Double Heat Shield Handguards / A2 Black Plastic Grip
  • Rear Sight: None – Ready for optics or other type accessory sights
  • Front Sight: None – Picatinny Rail Gas Block – Ready for accessory sights
  • Packaging: Hard Plastic Gun Case with Black Web Sling & Operators Manual
  • More Info: Windham Weaponry

Trijicon MRO (Miniature Rifle Optic):

  • Magnification: 1x
  • Objective Lens: 25mm
  • Clear Aperture: 0.805 in (20.4mm)
  • Adjustments: 1/2 MOA per click
  • Adjustment Range (Windage): 70 MOA Total Travel
  • Adjustment Range (Elevation): 70 MOA Total Travel
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 2.6×1.7×2.0in (66x43x51.0mm)
  • Weight: 4.1 oz (116g) – with battery and without mount
  • Illumination Source: LED Powered by a CR2032 Lithium Battery
  • Battery Life: 5 years of continuous use on Day Setting 3 (5 of 8) at 70°F
  • Waterproof Depth: 100 ft (30m)
  • Brightness Settings: 8 Total Settings (2 for use with Night Vision devices, 6 day settings, of which 1 is super bright)
  • Housing Material: 7075-T6 Forged Aluminum Housing
  • More Info: Trijicon

Samson QR Trijicon MRO Base:

  • Material: 6061 T6 aluminum with steel QR mechanism
  • Coating: Type III mil spec hard coat anodized
  • Weight: 2.3oz. (0.14375 lbs)
  • More Info: Samson QR Trijicon MRO Base

Samson 3.5x Magnifier:

  • Optical Data
    • System: Magnifying Module
    • Magnification: 3x
    • Eye Relief: 65mm
    • Optical Coating: Fully Broad Band Multi-Coated
  • Mechanical Data
    • Material Housing: Aluminum
    • Surface Finish: Matte Black Rubberized
    • Adjustment: +/- 30MOA
  • Dimensions
    • Length: 117mm (4.6”)
    • Width/Height: 42x49mm (1.7”x2”)
    • Ring Width: 42mm (1.7”)
    • Weight: 230g
  • Environmental Data
    • Temperature Range: -25°C  ̴55°C in operation and storage
    • Waterproof: 1m/30Min
  • More Info: Samson Manufacturing

Samson Quick Flip Front & Rear Sight Package:

  • Material: 6061 Aluminum
  • Quick Flip Spring Deploy
  • Front Sight: HK Halo
  • Rear Sight: A2 Dual Aperture
  • Front Sight Weight: 1.31 oz
  • Rear Sight Weight: 1.55 oz
  • More Info: Samson Manufacturing