View Full Version : What is a good 2X red dot sight for AR-15 under $400?

September 13, 2009, 08:52 PM
What is a good 2X red dot sight for AR-15 under $400 (including mounts)?
I did some research on the Internet but only found very expensive staff like Aimpoint or really cheap staff - Barska and below of dubious quality and nothing in between. There is a good value Burris that is $300 with mounts but that's 3X magnification, not 2X. There is plenty of options for 1X red dot sights but I am wearing reading glasses and ideally for short range need 2X. Thanks...

September 27, 2009, 01:16 PM
I have a Vortex strikefire and really like it. The only bad thing I can think of is the on off switch can be bumped in a rifle carry case. I just take the battery out when not using it. Choice of two mounts with it, high one for AR15. Comes with a 2X doubler that can be used with or without.


Superhouse 15
September 27, 2009, 05:34 PM
I have several Tru Glo 2X optics. The TG8030B2 fits what you're looking for, as does the TG8030MC2


September 28, 2009, 08:26 AM
If you have a really nice rifle, one that costs big bucks, why scrimp on a scope? Put something decent on there like a Trijicon ACOG. You can take the butt off a fly at 100 yards with one of those.