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Red Dot Sights

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by rduke32, Jul 14, 2016.

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  1. Jul 14, 2016 at 3:59 PM
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    rduke32

    rduke32 [OP] New Member

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    Looking for some suggestions on Red Dot Sights that wont break the bank. Really just using for target shooting. Something serviceable but around a 100 bucks.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks

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  2. Jul 14, 2016 at 5:59 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    I picked up a cheap red dot for my .22LR for plinking, paid around $75 or so. It had great reviews on Amazon and Optics Planet so I figured it was worth a shot. Long story short I couldn't sight it in because something internal was broken. I also stripped a mounting screw while gently mounting it. I paid to ship it to the company and they sent me a new one. Still more of a red blob than a red dot.
    I haven't tried to sight in the new one yet, but my general opinion is that it is cheaply made and not worth it.
    I have an Aimpoint PRO on my AR, that's what I am used to, I love it.
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2016 at 7:48 PM
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    Ericsopa

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    Nice mini you got there.
     
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  4. Jul 14, 2016 at 8:26 PM
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    bandit

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    Vortex strikefire 2. Little over the 100 dollar range but you'll appreciate its build quality and insanely tough durability. I've got two as backups just incase one fails or a buddy needs one.
     
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  5. Jul 15, 2016 at 11:05 AM
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    COMiamiFan

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  6. Jan 5, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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    2nd vote for the Vortex. Surprisingly good for the money.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2017 at 8:37 AM
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    zcarpenter92

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    I love the Osprey 5x red dot I have on my AR, but with the extended eye relief you have on the Mini I don't think it'd work real well.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2017 at 9:13 AM
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    Lowcountrytj

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    Yes Vortex. I have owned several.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    http://www.primaryarms.com/MCategories+Red-Dots

    Great company to deal with, awesome customer service as well. I've bought many things from them in the past and would highly recommend them. I run their red dots on a few of my AKs and while not Aimpoint quality they work well at an affordable price. I did break one once and they sent me a replacement with no questions asked.


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  10. Jan 5, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    I need one!
     
  11. Jan 5, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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    Nor7

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    I bought a few Tasco red dots. Great quality for the money. Only thing some people have issue with is the lens size is not impressively large.
     
  12. Jan 5, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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    AnonVet

    AnonVet That's what she said!

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    IMO, unless you are competition shooting, just go with a simple 20$ one from Amazon. I have used the same red dots on my plinkers for years and maybe have 60 in them. and I have 3. Aside from that, I have 2 EOTech's also and that will definitely break a bank. You can get one from amazon with 2 different colors, 5 different intensities and 3 different reticles for stupid cheap. and for 20 bucks, you wont mind if you mess it up after a year or 2.
     
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