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looking for 200$ish red dot type scope or something for 3 gun and close rangle tactical comp.?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by slind, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. slind

    slind Seattle, WA Member

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    i have been shooting with just my iron sites and see it is much fast to stay on target with the different red dots out there. i have tried eotec and a few others but do not have the cash for those.. what is best for what i am using this for at around 200$? any brand names better than others. I have been told not to get a vortex. and to try to stay with sig or utg. but what about the lucid.. then i hear bad reviews. so not sure. any help will be good thanks.
     
  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why someone told you to stay away from Vortex, but Vortex strik fire is very solid unit for the money. I personally think it's way better than other cheap/cheaper red dot sights.
     
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  3. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I am a fan of the C-more sights. They are in your price range, low profile, quality, ect. I have one on my 9mm AR as I am not a fan of the Holo sights since they are wider then the rifle.
     
  5. 1990Turbo

    1990Turbo St.Helens Active Member

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    I have an Ultra dot Pan A V on my ak i have had the rifle for over 2 years now and the battery has never been changed lights op nice and bright still. Has 4 reticles to choose from and 7 brightness settings. And it needs all them I have to dim it sometimes in bright sunny days.
     
  6. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I've been through a handful of different red dots and holo's and ended up coming back around to the Vortex strikefire.

    Love that little thing.

    Whoever told you to stay away from it needs to be avoided. I can't say anything bad about the sight. Vortex is a reputable manuf. in the industry.
     
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  7. krkruse

    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    I got a vortex Strike fire, and its awesome, I really like it. I sold the gun it was on, so if you want ill sell it to you.

    if you are intrested PM me.
     
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  8. slind

    slind Seattle, WA Member

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    wow hey thanks everyone for the input. and yes it does help me make a choice.
     
  9. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    UTG? Now that is a brand to stay away from. PA and Vortex make some good stuff for the money.
     
  10. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  12. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Vortex is good stuff.
    However, I found that for 3 gun, an adjustable 1-4 power scope is ideal.
    Red dots are OK at best for short distances, and cover the target completely at long range.
    I had a StrikeFire, sold it and saved up for a Leupold VXR Patrol.
     
  13. slind

    slind Seattle, WA Member

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    thanks everyone, i am picking up a redfield counterstrike after work and looking forward to using it next tuesday at the tactical shoot .
    :cool:
     
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  14. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a vortex strike fire and a Sparc I like them both. Vortex has an amazing warranty best in the business and just as good of quality.
    I just got the sparc 2 for about $180 and a strikefire used for around $120 used.

    However I don't do comps so I can't speak to their abilities there.
     
  15. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    I second the 1-4X scope. I love them. A bit heavier but at longer ranges they work great. In the $200 range the Leatherwood/HiLux CMR is good, also the Burris Full Field 1-4 with the illuminated do is hard to beat for the money. Good glass, decent reticle and illuminated dot. They seem to be pretty decent.
     
  16. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Another Plus one for the Vortex. I have a strikefire II with an upgraded LaRue mount. I think its every bit as good of sight as my Eotech

    A note on the Strikefire II If you go just red rather than the red/green dot you get much better battery life
     
  17. Barefoot African

    Barefoot African Saint Helens Oregon Active Member

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    Bushnell TRS-25 red dot sight

    the 3MOA dot is more like 4MOA. Not near as precise as COMP-M4S 2MOA.

    My TRS-25 was abused thoroughly. No issues at all. Common availability from the likes of Brownells/Midway etc. a plus. Bought as a quick backup on anything i'm trying out, including shotgunning - Did this so I did not need to move/adjust the Aimpoint Comp-M4 off my "go-to" rifle.

    TRS-25 light weight a plus.

    The Aimpoint T1 was a minor temptation in 2MOA, but the Bushnell won't die.

    In the end the smaller eye-box, limits the "rely on me" appeal.
    I do love that light weight.
     
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  18. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Impressive bit on the Krebs AK. Pretty sure a AR wont function with a couple Twinkies crammed in the upper receiver
     
  19. slind

    slind Seattle, WA Member

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    I have the redfield red dot and a uti or utg quick release mount and can not get the thing to stay on target. I wonder if i should graduate up to another type of mount ... since its not really a paintball.... whatcha think
     
  20. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I am of the opinion that you will always get what you pay for.
    UTG and the lower tier products are suited towards Airsoft/paintball and will probably hold up for a while, depending on you level of play and how you treat your gear.
    You can take a mid level optic and put it in a top quality mount, and have very repeatable return to zero results.
    Good stuff aint cheap. Cheap stuff aint good.
     
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