AR 15 Optics Questions

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  1. Sirmohawk

    Sirmohawk
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    I want my flat top AR to have a nice close range sight like EOtech but unfortunatly I do not have the extra bread to throw at an actual eotech right now.

    I am looking to blast close range targets maybe out to 50 yards so no long range optics needed.

    Basically what I am wondering is has anyone had any experience with the lower end holographic sights like NcStar, AIM or truglow?
    I am looking in to picking one of those up but if they are all crap even for close range plinking then maybe I would just be wasting my money...

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  2. Skang

    Skang
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    This topic has been discussed many times in here.

    For a lower priced red dot sight, try vortex strikefire. It's actually very good optic for the money.
     
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  3. rayd8

    rayd8
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    Irons work.....
     
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  4. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo
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    as mentioned vortex, irons,

    also my fav for under $150 is the S.P.O.T cause its tough .

    the vortex and spot wont cost you too much more than the brands you mentioned and are better quality products.

    Last i heard Vortex low ends are made in China but they run a pretty tight quality control

    S.P.O.T is made in Korea .
     
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  5. iamme

    iamme
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    Want an Eotech without the $$$, pick up the Bushnell version. You lose the metal hood and waterproofing, otherwise the same.
     
  6. halmbarte

    halmbarte
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    Primary Arms makes decent optics at a reasonable price: https://www.primaryarms.com/Red_Dot_Sights_s/190.htm

    They aren't as bright as a real Aimpoint, aren't as rugged, and the batteries last days instead of years, but they are ~$120 instead of the $380 a Aimpoint PRO runs.

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  7. nwdrifter

    nwdrifter
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    you can get a used eotech for $250-$300, i would save up and do it right the first time.
     
  8. j4545

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    I'm partial to the Trijicon RMR. I love those things. Fast, light, compact, and the dot is plenty bright in the LED version. And you can run them on your pistol.
     
  9. locobob

    locobob
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    Lucid HD7 is solid and has a ton of features for about 2 bills.
     
  10. Bushman

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    I'd agree with this, except I'd say it's closer to the aimpoint micro. I have a bushnell red dot that's a clone of the aimpoint micro, and I like it. Less than $90 and with a riser, co-witness with irons. I had an eotech by the way, sold it...this is compact and light.
     
  11. mrbook

    mrbook
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    +1 on the Primary Arms. Good optic for the money
     
  12. iamme

    iamme
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    Nope you're thinking of different optic:
    Bushnell holosight is the Eo clone, and now they also have their micro rds as well.
     

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