Put a cheap optic on my $1000 rifle. I hope that I won't be sorry

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  1. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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  2. Terry G

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    I put a $450.00 E-Otec on my Colt LE 6920 and a $49.95 Tru-Glo on my Ruger 9MM PC. They both work perfectly. A moral there somewhere
     

  3. familyman357

    familyman357 I'd be more cynical, but my apathy prevents it.

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    I can dig it. I've owned a Aimpoint PRO, a Aimpoint Micro T-1, and a (Chinese-made) Sig Romeo 5. All have done the job for me, but the Sig does it at about 1/4 the price of Aimpoint. That said, I'm less confident in Chinese manufacturing (soldering that breaks seems to be the cause of most troubles). And having said that, I'd still take the Chinese Sig over anything EOTech (electrical and gas seal problems have been ongoing problems, although the newer ones are supposed to be better; we'll see).
     
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    rlewpolar

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    I have an Ultradot on a .22 pistol, wonderful red dot. Wonder why you don’t hear much about them. I’ve never seen one on an AR


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    Ultra dot was always more of a bullseye handgun shooter and magnum handgun hunter dot optic and 1" tubes . They have ion more recent years come up with 30mm tube and now the UD6 may show up on some 3 gun AR's but UD has always been harder on battery life and still don't advertise any as some "mil spec "optic !! Not like I care much for dots optics on shoulder fired weapons for more than fun but the UD 2moa dot I have on my old dan wesson revolver works well for hunting .
     
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  6. MD357

    MD357

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    You did JUST fine. The Pro will last forever and it's a step above most things out there.
     
  7. M&P15T

    M&P15T Well I'll Be Dipped!!!

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    You got pics of that bad-mamma-jamma?

    I love me some MK18.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Meh......
     
  9. JPARANEE

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    I just put a pro on a Tavor TS 12 and X 95


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    And it’s forerunner on this rifle
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    Stupid question here; nevermind the optic...what is the $1,000 rifle that you've failed to post images of here in the Black Rifle forum of GT? Let us know so we can abuse you ;)
     
  11. Sporaticus

    Sporaticus Aw sheet main

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    When in bright sun, when I have to turn my PRO up to see the dot, it distorts the dot to about 3x the normal size.

    So yes, cheap optic.
     
  12. ctrout

    ctrout

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    The barrel and muzzle brake are from AR Performance. The barrel is an 18" 1:8 twist melonite treated with a Wylde chamber. The front sight is YHM steel, folding. The handguard is from Midwest. Trigger is from JP Enterprises. Rear back up sight is Magpul. Safariland rail light. BCM bolt carrier group. Magpul pistol grip and stock. DPMS receivers. Of course, the Aimpoint PRO. And the bayonet is there just as a conversation piece. It was my dad's from Viet Nam.
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    Aimpoint. Meh....

    Trijicon is more my cup of tea
     
  14. rlewpolar

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    They all do that.


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    Right, unless it’s so cheap that is don’t go bright enough.
     
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    Cheap is relative.

    A $1,000 a night Escort is “cheap” when compared to a $5,000 a night Call girl.
     
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  17. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    I've got access to all of the red dots out there.

    I keep coming back to my Aimpoint Comp M3 as my favorite. You won't be sorry with a Pro.
     
  18. ctrout

    ctrout

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    I REALLY like the optic so far. I need one more optic for a close range rifle so I will probably pick up the Trijicon MRO for the other one. I actually thought that a red do on an SPR was kind of contrary to the purpose of that rifle so I decided to build a 10.5" pistol for the Aimpoint. Now the PRO is on the new pistol and I put the Leupold 2-7x back on the SPR. When I eventually get the MRO, I will probably put it on the pistol to keep it as light and compact as possible and I'll move the PRO to my AR9 PCC. The 10.5" pistol will be the primary defense gun. Although I did handle a 7.5" gun at a friend's house today and I like the size and handling even better than the 10.5" gun. Maybe I need another.
     
  19. Colt38SuperDude

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    it also depends on the location. A $1000 escort in Budapest is much hotter than a $5000 Vegas call girl.
     
  20. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    If it's that bright out, just flip up your BUIS.

    IME, they work better in bright conditions anyway. My Eotech sucks in bright light, but Eo's work very well with the BUIS flipped up. Some optics aren't so hot when you need to use your BUIS.