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Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by glockleo, Feb 3, 2010.


  1. glockleo

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    So I've been looking at optics and I stumbled across these. Ever heard of them/used one? It is just for recreational (range) use on a S&W M&P15 MOE, so I'm not looking to spend an arm and a leg. These fit in my price range.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001JJCHUM/ref=s9_simi_gw_p200_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0NH188GC8ZHCXRCQ244H&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846


    http://www.amazon.com/Tasco-Propoint-1x32-matte-Riflescope/dp/B000W9VPNA/ref=pd_sbs_sg_22


    http://www.amazon.com/Burris-Speed-XTS-135-1x-35mm-Matte/dp/B002E6V1BU/ref=pd_sbs_sg_18


    Also, does anyone have any alternative ideas?
     

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  2. lawman800

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    Strikefire for $150?

    I heard good and bad about it, but our local LE dealer carries it.
     

  3. vafish

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    I have the first sight you listed, but I only paid $69 for it.

    I have a Strikefire on my sons AK and it's a much better sight.

    Of the 3 you listed I'd probably get the Burris just based upon their reputation.
     
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  5. glockleo

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    Onebadaxe,

    I checked into that Primary Arms red dot, but that one and a few others were out of stock...

    Vafish - did you like the Barska 1x30 Electro Sight Riflescope (first one I listed) that you said you had?
     
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    It works, I haven't broken it yet, and so far it has held zero just fine. But I've only put probably 300 rounds of .223 through it and a several thousand .22LR in a Ciener conversion kit.

    I'm not to thrilled with the "Ranging Reticule" on it. I haven't tried shooting it at any distance past 100 yards so I don't know how well it works, but it just makes the sight to busy for me.

    That and it just doesn't feel like a $160 sight to me. Like I said I paid $69 or so for it and at that price it was fine.

    I had a $50 gift card to Dicks Sporting goods given to me at work and I ordered this Centerpoint Red Dot sight. http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2885370

    I like it better than the Barska. It comes with rings but they are probably too low for most AR15's.

    One thing I don't like about all of the cheap red dot sights is that they use the little coin type batteries and go through them pretty quickly.
     
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  7. MARSH1

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    We have our Micro Dot and AR riser in stock. Under $90 better than ones costing much much more.

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    Marshall
     
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    Marshall, can you tell me the differences between the Micro Dot and the M3 clone? Also, will you be getting the M3 clones in again?

    Thanks
     
  9. MARSH1

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    Full size vs Micro size reallly the big difference. The M3 style works in 30mm mounts. Micro is Aimpoint T-1 mounts. The Micro is our best seller but the M3 a close second.

    Plenty of M3 style on order but late March at best for delivery.
     
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  11. glockleo

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    Vafish -

    What's the ranging reticule look like? I can't find a picture. I mean is it just a red dot, crosshair, or the two dot reticules or circle and dot?
     
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    I have the Vortex strikefire and I paid about $160 for it. I used it in a carbine class and the dot turned off under recoil. I jury-rigged the battery compartment and finished the course. I'll never bet my life on its reliability though. Vortex sent me a new one but I would have rather got my money back.

    You should check out the IOR Valdada red dot. I think you could probably get it from Scott at Libertyoptics.com for less than what amazon wants for the Burris and its a much better sight. If you call him ask for his best price. Its usually less than listed on the website.
     
  13. Frog1

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    Aimpoint, Primary Arms, and Vortex in that order. Midway has the L9000 for 275.00 now. They had the SC9000 for 225.00 last fall. Worth the wait over number 2 and 3 ranked products.

    By the way, when you open the manual for an Aimpoint and read the specs, they list the electronic and structural component specs. Then there is a line that says "applies to all products" You really do get what you pay for.
     
  14. lawman800

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    I have 2 of the Barska 30mm cheapies and for regular shooting at the range, they have held up just fine on my Mini-30 and Bushmaster M17. For my M4gery though, it's EOTech because in the Zombie Wars, we don't take prisoners and second place finishers are called dinner.
     
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