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Old February 16, 2009, 10:49 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a Green Laser for a .223 rifle?

Hi,

Was hoping for something mid-priced but not of cheap quality, mountable on picatinny rails, if such a thing exists?

I was looking at this one from the Sportsmans Guide, but I can't imagine it would be of good quality at such a low price?

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=483997

Thanks!
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Old February 16, 2009, 08:12 PM   #2
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Get a Z Bolt laser they are awesome you can find them used for around $50.

www.z-bolt.com
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Old February 17, 2009, 01:17 AM   #3
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You get what you pay for. A $50 laser will at best lose its settings and be useless and if you need it for a SD condition it can be dangerous to you. If you need one you can count on get the LaserMax green rail laser. It is currently the best on the market. I think Opticsplanet.com had them for about $290.
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Old February 17, 2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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I picked up a NCstar green laser at a previous gun show for $70 from a vendor.
I've yet to use the laser on my gun including zeroing it of course. I read should be operated in conditions of 69-95 degrees I think it was.. Just wonder if I buy a mount to have it underneath my barrel if it will transfer too much heat to laser to have it function..

here's the one I got, gotten good reviews from others
http://www.opticsplanet.net/ncstar-g...se-aprlsg.html
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Old February 18, 2009, 01:21 PM   #5
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Whats the advantage to green over red?
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Old February 18, 2009, 01:22 PM   #6
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http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-green-laser.htm
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Old February 18, 2009, 03:01 PM   #7
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ahhhh, me thanks you, I feel just a little less-dumb now.
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Old February 18, 2009, 08:15 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone...I found this recommendation on AR15.com; think I will go for it:
http://mfgcn.com/_wsn/page7.html
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Old February 18, 2009, 10:13 PM   #9
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nice, I think I saw a guy buying one at the last gun show I went to.. starting to wish I got that one instead.. I got a $70 Ncstar one while back ago.. haven't used it on the gun yet though for testing. It's only 5mW though unlike that one which is 15-25
Don't point that thing in anyone's eye! :barf:
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Old February 19, 2009, 12:28 AM   #10
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I picked up one at a gun show a couple of weeks ago that is pretty awesome. Easy to see in bright daylight and easy to adjust as it has external knobs similar to scopes. Hundred or so rounds through the XCR didn't throw it off one bit. I paid $120 for it and I am very satisfied with it. It is made by TBI. Got the guy's number and I'm going to order another for the AR.
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Old February 19, 2009, 12:44 AM   #11
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This is all the way at the bottom of the linked page:

Quote:
- You Accept this Laser as an OEM COMPONENT for integration in a product or system of YOUR OWN design and will be legally responsible from any and all LIABILITIES This laser sight is solely sold as an OEM component for incorporation into the customer's end products. Therefore, this laser does not comply with the appropriate requirements of FDA 21CFR, section 1040.10 and 1040.11 for complete laser products.
I am not a lawyer but that would make me kind of uneasy about "integrating" it with my rifle. I skimmed the CFR sections, it seems like as soon as it is strapped on the rifle may become "a product or system of YOUR OWN design", and you would be personally responsible for compliance with all applicable laws/regulations.

How exactly are the laserlaws enforced?

A really bright doodad doesn't seem like something worth scrambling the troops to go after, but anything's possible these days.

If this is an established loophole that nobody cares about, I want one. If it will cause the mysterious lasercops to take a chunk out of my hide, I'll pass.
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Old February 19, 2009, 08:25 AM   #12
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I picked up a NCstar green laser at a previous gun show for $70 from a vendor.
If you find an NCStar anything that holds it zero or continues to work in a reliable manner after more than 300 rounds of 5.56, let us know. So far I've read of it happening; but haven't ever actually seen it with my own eyes.
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