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Old November 7, 2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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AR-15 optics

I'm looking to get some optics for my AR and would love a trijicon ACOG, however I cant afford it right now. Any suggestions for a cheaper alternative??
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Old November 7, 2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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maybe something like this?

half the price of an acog
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/525...cm_vc=wishList


if you dont like that, how about a standard 1-4 power scope?
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Old November 7, 2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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Awesome, thank you!
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Old November 7, 2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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EOTECH makes a variety of holographic sights that are less expensive than what you were wishing for.

By themselves, they offer no magnification.
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Old November 7, 2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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I am a huge Aimpoint fan. Some of the best red dot optics made IMO.
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Old November 7, 2012, 01:39 PM   #6
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a vortex strikefire red dot. highly rated, comes with 2x magnafier. do some research and check out youtube. i have one, easy to co witness, red and green dot, night vision capable, multiple brightness settings. cost about $150.
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Old November 7, 2012, 01:42 PM   #7
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I bought an Aimpoint PRO and it seems to work pretty well.

http://www.brownells.com/optics-moun...prod54099.aspx
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Old November 7, 2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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100yds or less you can't beat a red dot like the Aimpoint PRO, but for any precision past 100yds you are much better off with a traditional rifle scope type optic like a 3-9 x whatever. I had a ACOG and yes they are built like a tank, but as I said before at the end of the day all I had was a really nice expensive 4x fixed rifle scope.
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Old November 7, 2012, 01:57 PM   #9
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Check this out. I have one and it's great. About $250.00. It gets great review on YouTube.

http://www.mylucidgear.com/reddot.php

Good luck!
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Old November 7, 2012, 05:23 PM   #10
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Check out the Vortex Viper PST 1-4x for about $475... I have one on my SIG 716 and really like it.
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Old November 7, 2012, 10:03 PM   #11
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I have an aimpoint Pro on mine, and absolutely love it....

so throw another vote down for Aimpoint Pro :-)

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Old November 7, 2012, 11:16 PM   #12
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Check out the Bushnell TRS-25. It is a great sight for the money (around $100). Mine has held up very well and has never lost its zero. Seems to be really rugged and battery life is very good. It weighs next to nothing and with a 3/4" riser it co-witnesses with my BUIS nicely. Optics Planet has several reviews and they all are very favorable.
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Old November 7, 2012, 11:24 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone, I have a lot of research to do now hahaha.
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:13 AM   #14
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Check Primary Arms for the annual Veterans day sale, they well have some optics priced right.
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:19 AM   #15
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Im very happy with my vortex strilefire red dot. Its a great high value option. However, If you are looking for any kind of magnification you might look elsewhere. The 2x magnifier is pretty much worthless IMO. I orginally wanted an AIMpoint or EOtech but couldnt afford one so I settled for the Vortex. Its been a great purchase so far
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Old November 8, 2012, 07:23 AM   #16
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Most people that have ARs including myself have more than one optic and some have a few for there ARs so don't get hung up on this has to be the perfect choice because you will be buying another one.....
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Old November 8, 2012, 06:28 PM   #17
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I have a Lucid on a 5.45x39 AR, a Primary Arms on a .22 AR, and Bushnell TRS-25 on a converted Saiga and a Aimpoint Pro on my HD AR. If your AR is going to be set up for serious purposes, the Aimpoint PRO is tough to beat at $400. If your AR is a range toy, any of the other three RDS' will work just fine and not break the bank.
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