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Old 05-01-2010, 08:25   #1
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new M&P 15-22. cheap optics recommendations?

Hey guys. Just picked this up yesterday for my 12 year old son and I to play with at the range. Never owned a rifle before, so we are both pretty excited. Plan on picking up a front grip and some inexpensive optics (say < $100), as this is obviously just a range toy. Any recommendations? Thanks for the input.

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Old 05-01-2010, 10:21   #2
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I've got a Tasco red dot on one of my 10/22's which is pretty good. It was $35 at walmart and unlike some other cheapo optics, this thing actually seems worth $35. I would not put it on an AR15 of course (oh the shame!) but it is lots of fun on a .22
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:35   #3
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I've got a Tasco red dot on one of my 10/22's which is pretty good. It was $35 at walmart and unlike some other cheapo optics, this thing actually seems worth $35. I would not put it on an AR15 of course (oh the shame!) but it is lots of fun on a .22
LOL that would be the equivalent of putting a $1,500 ACOG on your .22?

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Old 05-01-2010, 11:01   #4
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So I'm at the range the other night and I noticed something odd on one of their rental guns. It was a Remington 597 made up to look like an AR, but the scope seemed....unusual. I checked it out and they had put a Trijicon Accu-Point 1-4x on this piece of junk!! Of course I had to shoot it and it was just awesome (the scope that is). Apparently Trijicon had lent it to them and it was not for sale so they had put it on a rental .22. $800 scope on a .22
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So I'm at the range the other night and I noticed something odd on one of their rental guns. It was a Remington 597 made up to look like an AR, but the scope seemed....unusual. I checked it out and they had put a Trijicon Accu-Point 1-4x on this piece of junk!! Of course I had to shoot it and it was just awesome (the scope that is). Apparently Trijicon had lent it to them and it was not for sale so they had put it on a rental .22. $800 scope on a .22
Hahahahaha. I would have switched it out for your Tasco.

Just picked up the Tasco at WM. Need to go get an attachment to mount it now. Can't wait to get to the range this week.
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Old 05-01-2010, 14:32   #6
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Primary Arms!!
They stand behind their products. Have one on my AK. Check out the microdot Aimpoint style.
http://www.primaryarms.com/category....categoryId=128
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Primary Arms!!
They stand behind their products. Have one on my AK. Check out the microdot Aimpoint style.
http://www.primaryarms.com/category....categoryId=128
Thanks for the plug.

To the OP we have red dots with correct AR height mounts as low as $79. Plenty of satified customers.

This is our Micro dot and mount combo. They are $108 without killflash. +$20 with killflash.

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Thanks for the plug.

To the OP we have red dots with correct AR height mounts as low as $79. Plenty of satified customers.

This is our Micro dot and mount combo. They are $108 without killflash. +$20 with killflash.

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Heck yeah! Take that Tasco BACK to Walmart, get your money back and do it right the first time. Make your .22 happy.
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Old 05-01-2010, 16:06   #9
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Ncstar makes some decent cheap optics and red dots.
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Primary Arms is your friend.

I have had their Aimpoint clone on my .223 AR and it has held up well. I'm going to get the micro-dot for my 15-22, when it comes back from S&W.
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Old 05-01-2010, 17:03   #11
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Looks nice might put one on my M&P 15-.22 as well.
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Old 05-01-2010, 17:24   #12
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Heck yeah! Take that Tasco BACK to Walmart, get your money back and do it right the first time. Make your .22 happy.
DONE. Tasco is going back to WM tonight or in the am. Will be ordering a M3 from Marshall.
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Old 05-02-2010, 14:38   #13
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Ordered a M3 (no cant mount) from Primary Arms today. Thanks guys.

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I run an EOtech XPS on my AR15 and when I got an AR15-22 I wanted to try to replicate this as much as possible but spending as much on an optic as the rifle cost (mine was free) just doesn't make sense. I was able to find an Eotech XPS replica and I have a couple on the way now to test out. If it works out they are pretty affordable and I really like some of the features/options that come on them. They had some pretty good reviews from those who used them so I'm anxious for them to show up so I can test them out. If they perform well I can let you know and while Primary Arms offers some good deals these were a fair bit less expensive if you like the XPS style over the Aimpoint style.
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Ordered a M3 (no cant mount) from Primary Arms today. Thanks guys.
Do not forget some pics when you get it all set up.
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Old 05-03-2010, 14:12   #16
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Do not forget some pics when you get it all set up.
Will do. Just got my confirmation email that the PA M3 shipped today. Also picked up some Magpul XTMs for the rails. Will also get a Magpul grip and stock eventually and probably a TangoDown grip. Looking forward to shooting it this week.
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Old 05-11-2010, 21:47   #17
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I've got a Barska Contour on my 15-22, it was only $79 at optics planet. Not durable enough for .223+ but works fine on the .22.

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Old 05-14-2010, 15:20   #20
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A friend of mine got a TruGlo red dot from WalMart for about $40 for his M&P 15/22.
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Primary Arms M4 copy. Comes with it's own mount, decent optics that are nice and bright, 4 reticles to choose from, and the kicker: it uses AA Batteries.

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Went with the PrimaryArms M3. Per Marshall, there was like a month backorder on the M4, and I don't need the 4 reticles. The 4MOA dot is just fine for punching paper. I have some MBUS on the way and should be the final touches on my upgrades.

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