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Red dot sight help needed.
August 27, 2017
6:09 pm
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richfroh
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I am ready to buy a red dot sight for my AR15. Does anyone have any recommendations on sights or inexpensive sources? My budget is in the $200 to $300 range.

August 27, 2017
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Jeff_R
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Rich, my son knows guns. In that price range he recommends a Vortex (you shot mine) or maybe a used Eotech or Aimpoint.

August 28, 2017
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nothing specific, but always check cheaperthandirt.com

if you don't already get their catalog, you should. . . great stuff!

August 28, 2017
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Jeff_R said
Rich, my son knows guns. In that price range he recommends a Vortex (you shot mine) or maybe a used Eotech or Aimpoint.  

Jeff, I really liked yours. I'll look into that.

August 28, 2017
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buckallred said
nothing specific, but always check cheaperthandirt.com

if you don't already get their catalog, you should. . . great stuff!  

I am familiar with them. Thanks.

August 29, 2017
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Message Scoped and ask him for deals.

Um...what?

August 30, 2017
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A used aimpoint, the vortex units are nice, the primary arms units are decent and the Bushnell trs 25 I think is the model is s good right around $100 aimpoint type unit. 

Just remember the dot MOA size 2-4 is generally recommended (I prefer 2 but it depends on your eyes)*explained at the bottom

 the intensity/brightness for day use (most anything in that price range you won't need to worry about)   *if you are color blind you must physically look through the model as it seems each person in this category can/cannot pick up the dots in certain units.

Dot clarity should be good in this price range and you shouldn't have to worry too much unless you are buying some off brand import

 

the easiest way to explain the MOA is as, basically 1 inch at 100 yards - so a 2 MOA dot covers 2 inches at 100 yards 4 at 200 and so on so just be sure not to get an 8 or higher unless you are only planning on using it for 50 yards as 8 inches of target coverage leaves you wondering allot where on the target you actually are (if you can even see the target as the dot may be covering it completely )

August 30, 2017
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great info John thanks

September 22, 2017
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Rich, my son wanted me to tell you that Sacramento Armory is doing a sale for an Eotech 512 for $350 and Eotech has a $75 rebate available so that's $275 a brand new Eotech.

September 23, 2017
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How about this one not sure the quality but it's a killer price...Screenshot_2017-09-23-10-40-48.pngImage Enlarger

September 23, 2017
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Thanks to everyone for the input. I will be delaying this purchase because I decided to buy back-up sights and a gun safe. Time to start saving again.

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