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Getting a Red Dot, need help.

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by FriscoCHL, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. FriscoCHL

    FriscoCHL

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    I want to get a red dot and have decided on some Primary Arms products. My question is, would you recommend the micro, the full size 30mm 3MOA, or the Multi-Reticle 2MOA one. What are the pros and cons of each? I only have around $100 or so to spend. I dont need the save alittle more and get this or that optic stuff. I dont want or need a high dollar optic for my immediate needs. Thanks.
     
  2. mjkeat

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    I'm a fan of the Micros. Why? They are small, lightweight, and less obtrusive to my field of view.
     

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    Gunnut 45/454

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    Not many (good) options with just $100 dollars! Add another $70-80 bucks you could get a Vortex Stikefire or Sparx. In your price range your talking battery eating optics- batterys aint cheap!:whistling:
     
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    mvician Lifetime Member

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    another vote for the micro, but I would wait and get the one with the removable base and then upgrade it to at least the Primary Arms QD base.

    If you have to have it now, get the micro with the fixed base and the UTG riser.

    I have two of the PA micros and they work fine for a range rifle.
     
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    TedG Infidel USA

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    What they said.
     
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    TucsonGlocker Young Gun

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    I agree! I just received my PA Micro in the mail and the fit and finish is great! Haven't gotten it to the range yet so I can't comment on functionality, but I have no fear it will work out well. I'll post an update once I get it out to the range..
     
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    Just wondering, why the removable base? I would need the riser because of my fixed front sight, right?

    Thanks everyone else for the input.
     
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    Just shoot irons and save your money.

    Cheap optics rarely work.
     
  9. collim1

    collim1 Because Alexa said so!

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    I agree, If I couldn't step up to an EOTech or Aimpoint PRO, I'd pass until I had the money.

    I like the irons myself.
     
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    Removable base gives you allot more mounting options, I am waiting till they get more removable base models in
     
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    I want the removable base model so that I have the option of using ANY mount made by the many companies that make mounts for the Aimpoint Micro. Yes the PA micro uses the same mounts. :cool:

    With the FIXED base micro you are stuck with putting it on a riser to be able to use it on an AR15, such as the UTG combo that PA offers.


    and now to the "shoot irons" "save and buy XYZ" crowd....

    read the OP.........either answer the question or pass on by.
    These forums would be a great place if everyone did that.
     
  12. FriscoCHL

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    You guys are awesome!! One more question mvician, would I need 1/3 or absolute co witness? Not really even sure what that means??
     
  13. Rooster Rugburn

    Rooster Rugburn Got Pignose?

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    Is that any different than someone asking "Is this a good price on _______", and people jumping in with "save up more money and buy a _____".
     
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    i prefer the lower 1/3rd im on my cell phone right now.. but i think primary arma did a youtube vid on absolute and 1/3rd co witness

    posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
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    JoleBole Mr.Glock

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    I got a Bushnell TRS-25 online. Works great. Holds zero like a champ. Cheap too.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Found it. Thank you
     
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    It boils down to the question asked and the parameters stated by the poster, whether it is this thread or any thread.

    In this case the OP said "I don't want or need a high dollar optic for my immediate needs."

    Plain, simple