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Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Doc In UPlace, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I guess I might have to just get over it.

    I've been looking for some hybrid optical scopes to mount on the carry handle of the 5.56 AR that give a little magnification plus work in low light.

    Oh boy, the ACOG 2.0 X 20 just seems like the best thing since sliced bread except seh.. seh... sev... seven hundred fifty dollars!!!! (cough) and that''s with my discount. Gaaa..

    Why that'd buy 1000 rounds of Federal LE Tactical TRU 55gr. SP Ammo and leave enough change for lunch for both of us.

    Do I need to get over it? Isn't there anything out there in the nice affordable 300-400 $ range?
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Well $700-1000 gets you some of the nicest "red dot" optics in the world, and basically you get what you pay for. The main choices are acog (700-1300), eotech with magnifier (around 1000), aimpoint with magnifier ( around 1000). But if you didnt need magnification, a cheaper alternative without sacrificing quality, would be to just get a normal eotech or aimpoint with no magnifier, and possibly get one later. You wont have any magnification, but the only run $300-600
     
  3. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    That explains the setups I've seen with two different units on one rail, then. It seems like there is this big gap between $50 devices and $600 > :(

    It is giving me gas to think about adding another 1/3 to the price of the rifle. Meh! :laugh:

    Thanks for the Eotech idea, I was looking one over today; it would no doubt be a step up in accuracy over the iron sights which are not that precise, to be generous.

    I realize they were made for a different purpose than 75-yd. target practice. :D

    Um, as they say, IF I had any guns, of course, heh this would be going on my airsoft AR-15, yeah that's the ticket.:paranoid:
     
  4. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Or is that 50%? Math not the strong suit in my deck.
     
  5. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Well actually as far as optics on most rifles, its a good idea to spend 50 to 100% of the cost of your rifle on optics. I know it sounds like way too much, but so many people these days go out and buy el cheapo optics and complain about their gun having problems that are really due to the scope. The same can be said for people that put cheapo rings or mounts on nice optics. This is more true for actual magnifying scopes since the quality difference is much more vast than between cheap and expensive red dots.
     
  6. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Well said. I just have to get used to this, apparently. In a few days the ACOG 2.0 X 20 will call me on the phone, wondering what's the holdup?

    I guess this is akin to plugging an $1,800 guitar into a $50 amp... and wondering why it sounds like cheese.
     
  7. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Yeah, well I used to use scopes under $100, but then once I actually started buying nice optics, I was so amazed at the difference.
     
  8. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    thats why you build a flattop
     
  9. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    That's why my handle comes off. :)
     
  10. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    I try not to fly off the handle too often...
     
  11. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    :bluelaugh::laugh::D

    Good one. Decided to have Brownells send me some Trijicon tritium front and rear iron sights to exchange for the stock steel ones. This is for that LE6920 I found last week.

    I really do like the stock classic look of this LE carbine. For awhile anyway. ;)
     
  12. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Nice... what did the LE6920 set you back?
     
  13. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Meh, oh, much less than a new car! 8) :pound:

    Sporting a nice H&K mag too! :thumbup:
     
  14. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Where did you find a Colt around here? I haven't seen them lately. In fact, went with a LMT last summer because I couldn't find a Colt anywhere. (which isn't a terrible trade-off, but still...)
     
  15. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    PM sent...

    :wave:
     
  16. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Oh sure... keep it a secret!! :nono:
     
  17. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    :p OK so PM #2 sent.

    :bluelaugh: