carry handle variation question
Hoping someone can help me out here... I have a national match front post on my BCM Midlength with F front sight base...with the BCM carry handle (square forge mark), I can only get an Improved Battle Zero (50/200 meter) by raising the front post uncomfortably far up out of it's well... I tried another carry handle, this one with a cardinal forge mark, and I can get zero fine with the base of the front post slightly below flush in the well, which is outstanding. So now I want to go to an optic, and I was going to chop my carry handle. A friend of mine told me that the cardinal marked carry handles are hard to come by, and that chopping it would be a shame. I really don't have the money for a BUIS, I want the elevation capability of the A2 rear, and I'm not sure that the LMT rear would work any better than my BCM handle. Does anyone have any experience with all this? Are cardinal handles hard to come by? I've looked for a taller N.M. front post, can't find one...I appreciate any suggestions or input!