Optics don't make the rear charging handle a problem, most of us have figured out to just pinch the handle from the side. Seems like all the complaints about this are from people insisting on trying to put one finger on each side of the charging handle; that's operator error rather than a hardware issue. It's not that hard to operate from the side, and then it doesn't matter if the rifle has optics or not.I'm kind of surprised that with all the people that put optics on an AR that there aren't more side chargers out there. I've always thought the rear charge was a PITA with optics. But, no one ever seems to talk about them.