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Old 03-12-2010, 01:57   #1
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red dot scope

What is a good red dot scope to mount on an AR. Dont want an eotech.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:12   #2
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I like my Primary Arms red dot.
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:19   #3
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if you dont want an eotech but are willing to spend that much look at aimpoints. i'm an eotech guy myself but aimpoints are very very nice
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Old 03-12-2010, 02:36   #4
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If you have the cash for it, the Aimpoint is the gold standard in red dots.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:08   #5
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Check out primaryarms.com.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:23   #6
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:42   #7
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If you want "the best" get an Aimpoint, if you don't need something that rugged but more for the range the Primary Arms aimpoint clones are pretty nice.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:58   #8
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What's your price range?

As for myself I like my Bushell Trophy red dot. The red dot changes different shapes and brightnesses. It's held up well during tactical training. Plus it's under $100 if I recall.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:13   #9
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Aimpoint M3 all the way!!! w/ BOBRO Aimpoint 30MM Cantilever Mount - 180...awesome setup. Purchased from Primary Arms..ask for Marshall...he and Nick are outstanding!!!
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Old 03-12-2010, 13:42   #10
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Why don't you want an EOTech?
What is your price range?
What is this rifle going to be used for?
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Old 03-12-2010, 14:17   #11
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Aimpoint.

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Old 03-12-2010, 15:29   #12
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Why don't you want an EOTech?
What is your price range?
What is this rifle going to be used for?
dont like the way eotech looks. price range around $150. rifle will be used for plinking & home defense
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Old 03-12-2010, 15:31   #13
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Aimpoint.

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Old 03-12-2010, 15:37   #14
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dont like the way eotech looks. price range around $150. rifle will be used for plinking & home defense
Only optics I would reccomend in that price range are the Primary Arms Aimpoint clones, with the warning that they are not as rugged as the real thing.
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dont like the way eotech looks. price range around $150. rifle will be used for plinking & home defense
I think EOTechs look friggin' awesome...and I don't even own one.

If it's for plinking anything will do. If it's for actual defense I wouldn't go too cheap. The Primary Arms clones will probably get my vote. You won't be able to find an EOTech or Aimpoint at that price point.
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Only optics I would reccomend in that price range are the Primary Arms Aimpoint clones, with the warning that they are not as rugged as the real thing.
At $150, you're way out of price range of EOTech or Aimpoint.

Primary Arms - 4 options at their site (www.primaryarms.com) but you still have to buy mounts.

1. Microdot (H-1) clone ($80) - Gen 1 (top setting selector), Gen 2 (side setting selector)
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2. M3 Clone ($70)
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3. M4 (ish) clone ($90)
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4. Vortex ($150) StrikeFire
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Old 03-12-2010, 16:49   #17
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At $150, you're way out of price range of EOTech or Aimpoint.

Primary Arms - 4 options at their site (www.primaryarms.com) but you still have to buy mounts.

1. Microdot (H-1) clone ($80) - Gen 1 (top setting selector), Gen 2 (side setting selector)
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2. M3 Clone ($70)
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3. M4 (ish) clone ($90)
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4. Vortex ($150) StrikeFire
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so would any of these4 be ok for my needs ? are they rugged at all ?
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Old 03-12-2010, 16:56   #18
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I have the Microdot clone on my AK-74 and it has held up well without issue with 200+ rounds.

Make your own mind here with the many pages of comments on almost each of the clones mentioned above. For plinking - it's good enough.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.htm...html?b=2&f=325

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Old 03-13-2010, 11:59   #19
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If you got questions for Primary Arms, Marsh1 is their rep here on this board. He's pretty straight up and won't BS you on their products. If it's good, it's good, if it won't do something, he'll tell you.

As for myself, I got a Trijicon Reflex which I know will last about forever or at least until the half-life dims the tritium a bit and then I will have to rely on the fiber optics.
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dont like the way eotech looks. price range around $150. rifle will be used for plinking & home defense
In that price range, I would suggest you go to Primary Arms and pick out something you like.

What you are going to get is an Aimpoint clone.
I have one of the T-1 clones. It is small. So far so good.
They also make a larger Aimpoint clone.

If this is your primary optic, I see no reason to go with the small clone. I would get the larger clone with flip lids.

As far as your "rugged" question. These are not Aimpoints or EOTechs. These are not airsoft only clones. My T-1 clone has the hole drilled a little to deep (as expected). I would not want to use it in a rain forest, or go for a swim with it or....but I think it will do as a trial item until I decide if I want a real aimpoint sitting along side of my scope.
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