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Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-15

Post by ShockedNKansas » 12 Aug 2012, 14:17

http://www.classicfirearms.com/accessor ... ctro-sight

I'm looking for an inexpensive holographic type sight for an AR. This one has mixed reviews. Any opinions?


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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by ShockedNKansas » 12 Aug 2012, 14:31

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/SCP-270

Wow, this one might be even better. And only 40 bucks?

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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by Esteves » 12 Aug 2012, 14:44

How about one of these? Only $16.99
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I have one on a 2240 and don't see why it wouldn't work fine on an AR.

Opinions? Save your money and buy something else with fewer negative reviews from a manufacturer with a solid reputation.

Do the math on a screwed up optic - how much money do you save when you can't hit the target?

More opinions: Do you have the basics down, can you shoot well with irons? If not, screw the optic and buy more ammo for practicing your basic marksmanship.
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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by ShockedNKansas » 12 Aug 2012, 16:06



Here's a guy demonstrating the red dot from 100yds. He seems to like it. I'll probably shoot the AR a couple times a year. Isn't this good enough? I'm not going to Irag. :)

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Post by PainKillaX » 12 Aug 2012, 16:53

Quality doesn't come cheap and cheap is rarely quality. Save the money from the optic to buy a decent rifle, learn the weapon, and move on from there. Otherwise one day you'll want a new rifle and new optics and everything else was a waste. Remember, more often than not, the shooter makes the gear, the gear doesn't make the shooter.

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Post by blueorison » 12 Aug 2012, 16:56

ShockedNKansas wrote:
Here's a guy demonstrating the red dot from 100yds. He seems to like it. I'll probably shoot the AR a couple times a year. Isn't this good enough? I'm not going to Irag. :)
Where is "Irag"?

Why not just sell everything and buy .22 platforms in order for the cheap sights to work and not break with real recoil?
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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by ShockedNKansas » 12 Aug 2012, 17:26

blueorison wrote:
ShockedNKansas wrote:
Here's a guy demonstrating the red dot from 100yds. He seems to like it. I'll probably shoot the AR a couple times a year. Isn't this good enough? I'm not going to Irag. :)
Where is "Irag"?
Hmmmm... good question.
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ShockedNKansas wrote:
Here's a guy demonstrating the red dot from 100yds. He seems to like it. I'll probably shoot the AR a couple times a year. Isn't this good enough? I'm not going to Irag. :)
Why not just sell everything and buy .22 platforms in order for the cheap sights to work and not break with real recoil?

At 1/10th the price of an EO Tech, you would think it has to be a piece of #### right? From some of the latest reviews I've read, it keeps its zero on shotguns shooting 3in mag shells, AK's, and of course AR's. I'm thinking it will work fine for my gun, which will spend the majority of its life sitting in a case, as long as I don't get a lemon. It's advertised as shock proof and water proof... The gun comes "optic ready" so I don't even think it has iron sights. I just want something that I can aim with that will hold a zero. I expect that if I drop the rifle on the sight it will break, I'm okay with that.

I can get the rifle for 699 + 15 shipping + 25 FFL fee + 40 for the optic. That might be a lot of fun for 780.00! And understand, this is my first AR. I just want to get my feet wet.

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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

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Post by Cyberfly » 13 Aug 2012, 06:33

You could get a Bushnell for just a little more.
More rugged, will hold zero and is made for heavier caliber rifles.
Heck, they even make one that looks similar to an ACOG.




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Post by fzr confused » 13 Aug 2012, 07:36

I agree with the above. Those will not work long and you will end up tossing them. I've used similar ones and anything bigger than my 10/22 they s*ck.

I have the bushnell one that resembles the acog and I love it. Bought it from Charles.

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Post by toyslr » 13 Aug 2012, 07:42

You get what your pay for both in weapons and optics. Saving up to buy an optic that you may use for 10-15 years makes more sense than paying $40.00
for something you will need to replace in 3 months. I've had an original aimpoint m2 and a eotech 512 for almost 10-12 years and have been mounted on many
different platforms. Even though they mainly shoot paper or steel, I know that if it ever comes down to SHTF they'll work

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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by ShockedNKansas » 13 Aug 2012, 08:39

Cyberfly wrote:You could get a Bushnell for just a little more.
More rugged, will hold zero and is made for heavier caliber rifles.
Heck, they even make one that looks similar to an ACOG.




I'm just saying..
I'll check into it..

I'm hearing great things about Primary Arms Micro Dot's for around 80 bucks. Apparently they are Aimpoint clones and function well beyond their price point. But their website is always "sold out" as their reputation precedes them.

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Post by flyingirish04 » 13 Aug 2012, 10:38

toyslr wrote:You get what your pay for both in weapons and optics. Saving up to buy an optic that you may use for 10-15 years makes more sense than paying $40.00
for something you will need to replace in 3 months. I've had an original aimpoint m2 and a eotech 512 for almost 10-12 years and have been mounted on many
different platforms. Even though they mainly shoot paper or steel, I know that if it ever comes down to SHTF they'll work

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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by toyslr » 13 Aug 2012, 12:57

Its not even worth the effort to have this discussion since you know it all.....

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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by Cyberfly » 13 Aug 2012, 13:12

Now...he's trying to ask advice and defend his desires at the same time.
At least he's willing to research some of the lower priced options we are suggesting.
I wanted an ACOG forever. Never could afford one. My kids 'thought' they bought me name brand scope at a gun show and it turned out to be a very well made knock off. They paid a lot for it, but it was still a clone. We were all sick about it.
It works well on my Ruger SR22 though, so...not all was lost.
I did eventually pick up a used EOTech and was quite happy with it. It was a very much like new, barely used unit and I got it very cheap.
However, there are cheaper units out there that will fit your needs, and thats why I pointed you towards the Bushnell. Yes, it will cost you a bit more than the el-cheapo you are looking at, but at least it will last longer.
They used to make a red dot very much like the one you are looking at, and sometimes you can find old stock at places like Academy, but good luck with their mounting hardware...ask me how I know.
Would I trust it to stand up to the rigors of an AR? Probably not. But their heavier scopes will, and that's why I pointed you in that direction.
True...a wee bit more money, but worth it for the lack of frustration you'll go through later.
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Post by toyslr » 13 Aug 2012, 13:59

That wasn't directed at the OP or his questions! Sorry for the confusion

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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by ShockedNKansas » 13 Aug 2012, 14:01

http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-fi ... sight.html

I looked at this one and I am intrigued, but at its price, it is getting dangerously close to a Burris which can be obtained at around 200.00 bucks. Just to clarify, the Bushnell I have linked above is called a "reflex sight" correct? I definitely want a sight like that versus the traditional "scope" tube design. Reflex sights are easier to acquire targets than regular scopes right? I'm trying to run a crash course in sight education while finding a bargain.

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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by toyslr » 13 Aug 2012, 14:05

Heard good things about these

http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/red_dots" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by ShockedNKansas » 13 Aug 2012, 14:09

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemDeta ... ku=ARR-119

I like the handle because it makes the AR look like the old school M16. The handle is actually an iron sight as well right? My AR is a flat top so without the handle or something like a Magpul MBUS, I only have a front post correct? If I have the handle attached, can I still put a reflex sight on it? It doesn't seem like there would be any room.

After much research and the opinions of those in this thread, it appears like there really aren't very many reliable bargains in optics under 100.00. These guys are the closest to a perfect "cheap optic" there is it seems, but they never have anything in stock.

https://www.primaryarms.com/Red_Dot_Sig ... _s/903.htm

People actually wait months in line to pick up one of their little "gems". Apparently they work closely with the manufacturers to make the sights as good as they can be for the money. And their customer service is excellent.

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Re: Barska Multi Rectical Electro Sight

Post by ShockedNKansas » 13 Aug 2012, 14:14

toyslr wrote:Heard good things about these

http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/red_dots" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yes! I have too. But the one everybody raves about for around 150.00 is a normal "tube" scope. Forgive my description because I barely know what I'm talking about. If you notice, their reflex sight is 599.00... :(

People in the optics game are really out of their mind. I was looking at Trijicons for 1,200.00.. I mean, wtf man??!! Does it fire laser-guided bullets for you like the kind Greenberg carries? It's just a friggin' piece of glass with a light. Perhaps if it had a HD video camera included..

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