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9mmmountaineer 11-13-2012 20:36

Best AR red dot for the price!
 
I've Been in the market for awhile for a new red dot or similar optic for my s&w m&p 15.
I'm on a budget, well basically my 'ol lady says what money I can spend on guns. Haha

I'm looking for suggestions based on people's experiences And best sight for the money. So far primary arms micro dot is top of my list but of course it's sold out on their site.

I'm all ears on suggestions, thanks ahead of time!


9mm Mountaineer

9mmmountaineer 11-13-2012 20:39

After thought I'm really looking for something to co-witness ive never tried it, but that's what I'm looking for thanks again


9mm Mountaineer

Clutch Cargo 11-13-2012 20:49

Vortex makes a GREAT long range scope for a good price. If their red-dot is on par quality/price wise, it's gotta be a winner.

AtlantaR6 11-13-2012 20:51

What model long range scope? Debating the Burress MTAC

sharkbait22 11-13-2012 21:00

Checkout bushnells zoomdot. It's a helluva optic for the price. Got mine on Amazon. They're not ever talked about but the design was used in Afghanistan and it held up. It's a Mexican made optic but very good quality IMO. I just can't afford an aimpoint.

Bimmer14 11-13-2012 21:31

Vortex Strike fire, I'm happy with it. Life time warranty...

9mmmountaineer 11-14-2012 15:53

I have been looking at the Vortex I'm interested but I'd like to read more reviews on their stuff.

Any others I should look at?


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WayaX 11-15-2012 15:10

Best for the money, by far, is the Aimpoint PRO. That being said, if that is too much, Vortex and Primary Arms make decent knock-offs (though they're still knock-offs).

ChrisJn 11-15-2012 16:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by 9mmmountaineer (Post 19628878)
I've Been in the market for awhile for a new red dot or similar optic for my s&w m&p 15.
I'm on a budget, well basically my 'ol lady says what money I can spend on guns. Haha

I'm looking for suggestions based on people's experiences And best sight for the money. So far primary arms micro dot is top of my list but of course it's sold out on their site.

I'm all ears on suggestions, thanks ahead of time!


9mm Mountaineer

Got notification from them yesterday - they are back in stock! http://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_A...se_p/md-07.htm

9mmmountaineer 11-15-2012 16:56

I just happened to get on primary arms site yesterday and looks like I'll be ordering one! The micro dot. Although a knockoff it fits my price range


9mm Mountaineer

WayaX 11-16-2012 08:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by 9mmmountaineer (Post 19635710)
I just happened to get on primary arms site yesterday and looks like I'll be ordering one! The micro dot. Although a knockoff it fits my price range


9mm Mountaineer

I think you'll enjoy it.

dr_hefley 11-16-2012 09:04

Has anybody tried the Lucid HD7? I'm kinda looking at that one.

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

sandyc 11-20-2012 18:00

The Lucid HD-7, best I've seen for the price.

http://www.weaponevolution.com/forum...-Red-Dot-Sight

TAKtical 11-20-2012 23:48

I bought a primary arms micro green dot when they first came out. I was so happy with it that I wanted to buy a couple more. I have never seen them in stock since I bought the first one.

OMEGA5 11-21-2012 04:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by 9mmmountaineer (Post 19628878)
I've Been in the market for awhile for a new red dot or similar optic for my s&w m&p 15.
I'm on a budget, well basically my 'ol lady says what money I can spend on guns. Haha

I'm looking for suggestions based on people's experiences And best sight for the money. So far primary arms micro dot is top of my list but of course it's sold out on their site.

I'm all ears on suggestions, thanks ahead of time!


9mm Mountaineer

I have a Bushnell TRS 25 on mine that I like so well I
have 1 on my S&W2215, Ruger .44 Carbine, Marlin 336
and my Mini 14. 3000 hour battery life, remains true and
you can find them for around $90 bucks.
Dano

JerryVO 11-21-2012 13:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bimmer14 (Post 19629023)
Vortex Strike fire, I'm happy with it. Life time warranty...

This... I have it on my AR now. Build quality is great and it can cowitness if you get it with the extra high mount. For $150 you will not be disappointed.

MaximaDrvr 11-21-2012 16:52

I have two of the PA micro dots.
They are fantastic sights. I would say that it rivals my Aimpoint H-1, especially for the cost difference.

MAXG 11-22-2012 20:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by dr_hefley (Post 19637679)
Has anybody tried the Lucid HD7? I'm kinda looking at that one.

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

I have one on order. My research showed me this was the best value. The built-in mount saves relatively big bucks by itself.


MG

barca101 12-02-2012 07:48

As others has mentioned the Vortex StrikeFire.

NailShooter 12-07-2012 22:31

Eo-Tech on a 223 and C-More on a 22LR rifle. Like them both. They may not be in your price range however.

Nail

simmy952 12-08-2012 04:09

Another vote for the Primary Arms micro dots. An excellent sight for the money. Also the Sig Sauer reddot is a good sight and you can usually find them used for a decent price.

onebigelf 12-08-2012 04:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by OMEGA5 (Post 19654006)
I have a Bushnell TRS 25 on mine that I like so well I
have 1 on my S&W2215, Ruger .44 Carbine, Marlin 336
and my Mini 14. 3000 hour battery life, remains true and
you can find them for around $90 bucks.
Dano

I have 4 of the TRS-25s mounted on a .22 pistol, an AK, a 9mm carbine and a girlfriend's AR-15. I had one that was DOA, the others have been great.

What I'd really like is a IR 1x4 power scope that doesn't break the bank. Why is it that 3x9s are cheap, 2x7s are cheap, even 4x10s are cheap, but everyone that makes a 1x4 treats it like its solid gold?

I may have to look into this Lucid. Anyone who has one know if they can be used with an external magnifier instead of the screw in?

John

Inebriated 12-08-2012 04:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebigelf (Post 19712132)
What I'd really like is a IR 1x4 power scope that doesn't break the bank. Why is it that 3x9s are cheap, 2x7s are cheap, even 4x10s are cheap, but everyone that makes a 1x4 treats it like its solid gold?

I've wondered this myself. I really want a 1-4x for an AK.

Dugan Fresh 01-01-2013 17:20

was "iffy" when I heard about primary arms a few years ago. but now have their mini red dots on 2 of my ars. they have been put thru their paces for sure and not had any problems with either of them. but have been looking at the vortex to put on my coyote rifle using an offset mount next to my nikon 3x9 bdc 600.

SouthpawG26 01-01-2013 17:50

Another vote for the Lucid HD 7. This coming from a longtime Aimpoint user.

Make sure to order/pre-order the Gen III version of the Lucid that begins shipping any day now.

200$ to your door, auto brightness adjustment, auto shutoff, 4 switchable reticles, and the optic keeps its zero as your scroll through the reticles. Single AAA battery (no hard to find batteries required), height with integrated mount set for lower 1/3rd BUIS co- witness.

Pay 30$ more and you get a screw-in 2x magnifier extension that works surprisingly well.


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