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Old July 30, 2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Knock off ACOG or HOLO help

Hello,

Ive seen alot of these Knock off ACOGs, and HOLO sights for my AR.
I dont have the kind of cash for a TRUE Trijicon now so I have been looking at some of the Knock offs.

Does anyone have any of these? Care to share your experience or recommend one for my AR?

Thanks!
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Old July 30, 2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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Not really.

The "knock-offers" hope the prospective buyer is more interested in the ACOG look than the actual quality and function. I think they sell lots of them to AirSoft, paintball and replica gun folks.

I can't recommend because I don't know what your max $$$ is. If it's real low, I probably can't recommend at all.

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Old July 30, 2012, 03:59 PM   #3
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I understand.

I had done some searching and there seem to be some positive reviews from guys that just wanted some glass, that looked nice, and worked decent, for plinking. Sometimes I dont trust reviews from the same page as the seller..

There are a few im looking at, one is a KO ACOG and its right under $200.

I would LOVE to own a real one. I got to play with several REAL trijicon scopes at a 2A day shoot, and i fell in love. I know there are some "budget" aimpoints too. I might look that way
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Old July 30, 2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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For around $200 bucks you could get an ULTRA Dot which is a pretty darn good dot optic. Much better then the Airsoft knockoff stuff.
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Old July 30, 2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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Plus 1 with cslinger... 2 bills will get you a pretty darn good holo.

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Old July 30, 2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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http://www.ultradotusa.com/

These?

Any models you have or used that work real well?
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Old July 30, 2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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http://www.ultradotusa.com/ultradotdist2010_009.htm

WOW. That Ultradot 6 is pretty sweet. The KO Acogs I have been looking at are all around $200...When you guys said airsoft, That killed it for me.
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Old July 30, 2012, 04:25 PM   #8
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http://www.ultradotusa.com/ultradotdist2010_007.htm

OK...now THAT is cool. and a lifetime warranty? I think im starting to like this idea.

Have you used Ultradots before? Any good?

THANKS GUYS!
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Old July 30, 2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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Sorry... I was thinking more along the lines of a Burris Fastfire Holo.

For an AR, I like a little holo because you have the option of mounting it in a 45 degree offset and run a actual magnifying rifle scope on top in a QD.

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Old July 30, 2012, 04:39 PM   #10
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That Burris is SWEET. I really like the sleek look. In my price range too.

Im an "entry" AR guy. I have got to shoot alot of them, and played with alot of the new scopes, but I kinda new to all the new high tech stuff.

My buddy had an AR, with a Trijicon, and a holo sight. If he flipped a switch, the scope swiveled off to the side so the Holo was only there. It was real neat. Im gunna have to try and get a hold of him to find out what kind of set up that was.

The AR I have is a long model. Full length barrel, solid stock. Thats what I wanted. I will be plinking things outside, no hardcore target shooting, No greater than 200 yards, mostly in the 75-125 yard range. Thats why I was thinking more of one of the light maginification ACOG type scopes.

Unless im way off, point me to a low cost scope that would work for me, I would prefer a "dot" type. That worked VERY well for me. His Trijicon was top notch...I was blown away with the quality and clarity of that piece.
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Old July 31, 2012, 02:29 AM   #11
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Best I can recommend is the Bushnell holo and red dots. Pretty good quality, pretty good price. Can you find cheaper? Sure, but do you want one?
http://www.bushnell.com/products/sco...reddot/730005/
http://www.bushnell.com/products/sco...eddot/730232P/
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Old July 31, 2012, 03:20 AM   #12
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Old July 31, 2012, 11:21 AM   #13
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If you want a red dot, I recommend the Vortec Sparq. Small and works great and is $200. It comes with a screw on magnifier
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Old August 1, 2012, 05:06 AM   #14
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another vote for the strike fire. Ive got two and other then less battery life they seem to be every bit as good as my aimpoints.
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Old August 3, 2012, 06:07 AM   #15
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Hey, being that Ive carried both on missions in Afghanistan and put hundeds of rounds down range with both, I understand your fondness of the two. I prefer the ACOG over the Holographic sight personally, however. Both are versatile durable optics (if you will).
For an alternative, I would NOT reccomend a "knock off". The clones are weak and do not have precise static lines for measuring and adjusting your outgoing. I would strongly reccomend you look into the Leupold VX-R Patrol optics they have to offer for an alternative to the ACOG. Also, Leupold has the new Delta Point red dot sight made with a magnesium outter housing, making it very tough for rugged work. If you are in the military, you can get the 40% off military discout EASILY. With discount it becomes the most affordable quality non-knock off alternative. If your not in the military, they are still worth their full value and can be found cheaper than on their website.
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