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How good are the cheaper 3x magnifiers?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by WarEagle32, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. WarEagle32

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    I have a DDM4 with an Aimpoint PRO on it, and I would like to have a 3x magnifier for shooting longer every now and then. I don't know if I would use it enough to justfy well over 500 bucks on a top notch one. then again I could fall in love with it and use it all the time. You guys are usually pretty dialed in on good opinions when it comes to these things IME. How do the 100 dollar 3x function? Is one worth buying?
     

  2. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    I have a Primary Arms Deluxe 3X magnifier in their FTS mount behind one of my EoTech XPS 2-0 sights and it works great. I just bought it to try and I haven't been able to break it in 2-3 years of chasing hogs with it. It is far from top quality but it is functional.
     
  3. MARSH1

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  5. opto_isolator

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    I'd LOVE to see a side by side comparison between the $30 ebay models (which I purchased a while back), versus the more expensive models. The el-cheapo model seems to work OK based on my tests at the range. From what I hear, the eye relief of the more expensive models is supposed to be better....but no one seems to have a side by side review of each. I just don't get spending $150+ on a low power magnifier. If it were a SCOPE that had higher magnification, yeah sure, maybe....
     
  6. LL6

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    MARSH1 quick kudos to you guys. I ordered 3 pmags at 11:00pm on Sat. I literally tripped over them this morning when I was taking out the garbage. They were already sitting against my front door like little forest elves had quietly delivered them. :thumbsup:

    Sorry for the derail. Now returning to the optics thread.:supergrin:
     
  7. bmoore

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  9. brisk21

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    I tried the sightmark 3x on mine. I hated it. No eye relief at all. Plus, I couldn't stand having something cheap on my gun.
     
  10. K. Foster

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    I would go with Primary Arms. Marshall stands behind his stuff.
     
  11. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    I like the Primary arms stuff, nothing bad to say about any of their 3 products I have bought.
     
  12. Blade37db

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    My bad. Saw the "3x..." and it was the first thing that came to mind.
     
  13. cowboy1964

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  14. MARSH1

    MARSH1 Dealer Silver Member

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    ADM makes a lower version of the mount that will line up better with your absolute CW EOTech. Do you have a rear flip? Might not clear.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012
  15. brisk21

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  16. cowboy1964

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    The EXPS2 is a raised EoTech (lower 1/3rd co-witness).

    I have a Magpul rear flip-up. I'm pretty sure it will clear. I've seen photos of this arrangement but not sure what type of magnifier mount was used. I'm assuming it will be just like in the photo you posted of the Aimpoint with magnifier.
     
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  17. MARSH1

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    Yes the photo and link are for the correct mount for your EXPS.
     
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  18. madcitycop

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    Give me a quick hand here guys, this post sealed the deal on the primary arms now I just need a mount that will work with my eotech xps2, want a flip mount. Thanks all.