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Old 09-07-2013, 18:16   #1
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Talk me out of a RMR

I'm looking for a small red dot. I know that most everyone will say T1 but for $200 less the RMR looks REALLY good. The RMR has a larger Dot but 95% of my shooting will be within 50 yards.
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Old 09-07-2013, 18:42   #2
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RMRs are good optics for handguns and as secondary optics on a scoped rifle. The durability of a T1, H1, Pro, or other Aimpoint is way better. The sharpness of the dot is better too IMO. Plus you would need a very tall mount to cowitness an RMR with your irons.
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Old 09-07-2013, 18:59   #3
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Very good points I just love the look of the RMR. The pro is a great price but the thing looks huge.

What is the difference between the t1 and H1? I have noticed the H1 is cheaper.
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Old 09-07-2013, 19:02   #4
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Very good points I just love the look of the RMR. The pro is a great price but the thing looks huge.

What is the difference between the t1 and H1? I have noticed the H1 is cheaper.
T1 is waterproof to a greater depth submerged and supports night vision.

For an AR-15, remember the T1 will need a riser or higher mount to be useful. I went with the LT-660 mount and T-1 2MOA combo direct from LaRue Tactical. Buying the combo came out significantly cheaper than buying a T1 and the mount separately.

If you do go with the combo from LT, the price difference between the T1 and H1 is only about $30 last I checked. At that point, I see no reason to squabble over $30 - just get the T1.

Edit - Yep, the price difference in the combos is $31.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:41   #5
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I ran an RMR for a while on my SBR, and it just is not a carbine sight. Much slower to pick up the dot compared to a T1. It is smaller and looks slick, but that's where the benefits end for the RMR.

You will not regret getting a T1 at the LaRue combo price.
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Old 09-08-2013, 14:32   #6
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Ok I'm leaning back towards the t1. Found the SRS for 697 online.

So between the SRS and the T1?
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T1 is waterproof to a greater depth submerged and supports night vision.

For an AR-15, remember the T1 will need a riser or higher mount to be useful. I went with the LT-660 mount and T-1 2MOA combo direct from LaRue Tactical. Buying the combo came out significantly cheaper than buying a T1 and the mount separately.

If you do go with the combo from LT, the price difference between the T1 and H1 is only about $30 last I checked. At that point, I see no reason to squabble over $30 - just get the T1.



Edit - Yep, the price difference in the combos is $31.

This is what I did. Ordered the T1-660 combo. Still back ordered though.
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RMRs without a question are the best Micro red dots on the market. They are good for handguns and shotguns, but for a dedicated carbine optic the Aimpoint T1 is without a question the way to go.

For a SBR that is intended for use 50 yards and under I think a RMR with a bigger dot size would be a decent option, though.
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Ok I'm leaning back towards the t1. Found the SRS for 697 online.

So between the SRS and the T1?
T1 by a mile on size alone. The SRS is pretty damn big.

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This is what I did. Ordered the T1-660 combo. Still back ordered though.
I think I waited about 6 weeks for mine earlier this year. The mounts were ready to go, but they were waiting on optics from Aimpoint.
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Yep. Waiting since the end of July but I really haven't gone shooting much anyway and the Laruetactical combo is worth the wait.
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