The above photo, taken by Sgt Rupert Frere, was a runner up in the British Army’s annual photo compeititon. It show Cpl Carl Hines, Royal Artillery, providing covering fire in Afghanistan. The solider has a standard British Army ELCAN Lightweight Day Sight (LDS) 4x scope mounted at the rear of the rifle’s rail, an EOTech holographic sight mounted at the front of the rail and a Shield CQB red dot mounted on top of the ELCAN.
The only reason I can think of for this kind of setup is that he is using the LDS scope as a 4x magnifier for the EOTech. Can you think of any other reasons for this type of setup?
Thanks for Neil for the tip.