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AR15 Scope

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by mckenzb, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. mckenzb

    mckenzb Vancouver, WA Member

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    What are your guys ideas for the best scope / red dot for an AR-15?

    I'm looking for the 'best bang for your buck' kind of scope.
     
  2. bulzeye

    bulzeye scappoose Member

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    if you want a red dot and don't want to spend aimpoint/eotech money then I would check out primaryarms.com for one of their red dots. also Vortex makes a couple nice red dots. there is a lot of information on ar15.com on primary arms.
     
  3. BigDaddyDMD

    BigDaddyDMD Albany, OR Member

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    for a cheap red dot that works I second the Primary Arms. Works well, battery lasts and it has held zero very reliably on my .308 AR platform. Once I get better optics for it I will put my PA red dot on a little .22lr AR trainer.
     
  4. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Primary arms optics are good. Some of the NCstar red dot and mark iii scopes are great. I didn't think they would hold up but they work well with the 5.56/.223 recoil. It's the barska and some other lesser known brand that usually fall short. I actually went from my eotech to the cheapo mark iii scope i had due to vision issue and works great.
     
  5. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I'm going to say primary arms also. They are a great company to deal with and have a great product.
     
  6. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    I love my Bushnell Trophy 1X red dot &"T"
    The Dot is 1MOA The "T" is probably 3-5MOA the gap between the leg of the "T" and the dot allows for a hold over point at longer ranges. They sell for $150.
    I've used mine on a Mini-30, Mini-14, AR Flat Top. I use a $10 riser on the flat top

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  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Pay ones cry ones.

    You can get Aimpoint T-1 and mount combo deal for around $500 nowadays. H-1 will even save more, since most us don't own night visions.
     
  8. bulzeye

    bulzeye scappoose Member

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    if I was building a battle rifle or something I was going to be using where my life would depend on it, that would be my choice. i've had an aimpoint on mine and now have a vortex strikefire on it. I sold the aimpoint and bought the strikefire and ammo. it's amazing it has always worked for me and vortex has the best customer service in the optics buisiness hands down if I ever do have an issue.
     
  9. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You might take a look at the Lucid HD7 red-dot, I think it's pretty good bang for the buck at around 2 bills. It uses common AA batts, has 4 different reticules, auto brightness, auto shutoff and seems pretty rugged. They are available with a screw-in 2x magnifier also.

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  10. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Do you want a scope or a red dot? What are you going to be using it for?

    On my target AR I have an IOR 4-14x50 with MP-8 dot reticle and those are my "goto" for scopes but they are not cheep.

    If you are looking for something a little less serious many of the 1-4x scopes on the market are good and there have been tons of threads if you search. I like the Leatherwood CMR 1-4 and if you search CMR you will fine several detailed threads.
     
  11. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I just got a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 for my Bushmaster. I'm impressed.
     
  12. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    i just put an eotech 557 on my daughters ar15 and it is sweet!
    it is very accurate but i have an astigmatism in my left eye and have to wear glasses to shoot it or it looks blurry,with glasses its very clear in the daylight and awesome at dusk and has night vision capability if you needed it,very tacticool!