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overkill0084
June 4, 2011, 07:17 PM
I'm looking to install a red dot sight on my S&W 627. I was wanting to buy a decent quality item without breaking the bank.
I don't need the one that the SEAL teams use. I'm not tactical, it doesn't need to be either. EOTechs are pretty snazzy, but a bit rich for my blood. I just want something that's going to hold up to a .357 magnum that is unlikely to be submerged.
I was looking at a Burris FastFire II. It appears to be a decent compromise. Opinions? Alternatives? I'd like to stay in the $225ish and under range, if realistic.
Note: I have found a Weigand base. Any opinions? I presume that as long as it fits, it should be fine. If I'm wrong please let me know.

wolfrage
June 5, 2011, 01:06 PM
I put one from Primary Arms on my AR and I'm ordering one for my S&W model 22a with the 7" barrel for .22 pin shoots. Happy with the one I have, though I want one of the magnifiers and flip mounts.

http://primaryarms.com/category.sc?categoryId=419

overkill0084
June 5, 2011, 03:17 PM
I put one from Primary Arms on my AR and I'm ordering one for my S&W model 22a with the 7" barrel for .22 pin shoots. Happy with the one I have, though I want one of the magnifiers and flip mounts.
Was yours the Reflex style?

wolfrage
June 5, 2011, 03:34 PM
This is the exact one I have:

http://primaryarms.com/product.sc?productId=18&categoryId=419

Wish I had gotten the magnifier back when I got this red dot.

I also want http://primaryarms.com/product.sc?productId=1005&categoryId=419 for the 22 pistol and I REALLY keep thinking of mounting http://primaryarms.com/product.sc?productId=402&categoryId=419 at the 1 o'clock position off one of my scopes so i can tilt the rifle slightly and switch between the two for a taticticool rifle.

ozarkrecluse
June 5, 2011, 07:32 PM
+1 for the Primary Arms M3. I also own and like the Bushnell TRS-25. Both are 3MOA red dot scopes. The Bushnell may be more suited for a pistol. I have it on a 10/22 Butler Creek folder and it's held zero for several thousand rounds now.

wolfrage
June 5, 2011, 07:33 PM
Hey, how far out you shoot with the M3 accurately?

ozarkrecluse
June 5, 2011, 07:45 PM
It seems to work for Armadillos at around 75-100 yds. I'm getting ready to eliminate some squirrels that are raiding our plum trees. I like the fast target acquistion. I'll be ordering another M3 in the next week or so to use as a scout scope on a Norinco SKS.

wolfrage
June 5, 2011, 07:48 PM
As a scout scope? Interesting. Never thought about an unmagnified optics system as a scout setup.

ozarkrecluse
June 5, 2011, 07:52 PM
To me, the best way to mount a scope on a SKS is as as a scout scope. The mount is coming from Scoutscopes.com.

wolfrage
June 5, 2011, 07:55 PM
Nice, would be useful. Hmm. *checks CC balance*

overkill0084
June 17, 2011, 09:51 AM
Well I got it installed.
It shoots quite well. Sighting it in is a bit of a pain. It comes with a degree wheel to assist. I found it to be more of an obstruction than a help. The adjustments are quite sensitive and once your close, restraint is called for in fine adjustments.

I put 140 rounds through gun and it seemed to be holding zero quite well. If I wanted to be picky, it would be nice if it were a bit larger. But for the money, I can't really complain.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=71276&d=1308322239

wolfrage
June 17, 2011, 03:38 PM
What could be bigger? Dot or the viewable area? I assume the latter

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overkill0084
June 17, 2011, 09:22 PM
correct, the viewable area.
I'm used to the rather large one on my MK3, this one seems tiny in comparison.

wolfrage
June 18, 2011, 08:08 AM
Hmm. Think it'd be ok on a rifle where it'd be closer to your eye compared to a pistol with your arms extended?

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Clark
June 18, 2011, 04:41 PM
I have ~50 scopes.

I have variable quality requirements.

The lower the power, the less the recoil, the less the cost of a missed shot, and the less bad weather for a scope, the cheaper the scope I can get away with.

The opposite is, the higher the magnification, the more recoil, the more expensive the cost of a missed shot, and the worse the weather, the more I have to pay.

Trying to get off cheap, for years for the expensive scopes, I bought used Leupolds, but for the last year or two I have been buying used IORs.

Trying to get off cheap, for years I have put old used 4X Weavers and old used 4X Leupold scopes on 22s I will never shoot anyway.

Stealth01
June 19, 2011, 08:09 AM
Plus 1 on the Burris Red Dot, works well...

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m512/kengallagher/e1bce23c.jpg