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

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Post by ShockedNKansas » 13 Aug 2012, 14:25

toyslr wrote:Heard good things about these

http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/red_dots" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.opticsplanet.com/vortex-riflescope-sfrd.html

I think this is the one everybody raves about. It just seems to me that traditional scopes are slower to acquire targets with. I envision having to cramp up really close in to the lens and focus. I shot an AR with a reflex-type sight at the range and putting the red dot on the target was super quick and a breeze.

Listen to the reviews on this scope though, pretty compelling:
For the price you really can't beat this optic. It offers everything that those $500.00 optics offer and you can afford to spend the cash saved on ammo!!!
Stop looking!!Buy One or two!! I picked up the red dot and the red/green dot both fine optics stilled zeroed after 100 rounds of 5.56
Mounted this scope on my flat top AR. Shot low out of the box,after about about 3 adjustments I was shooting a 2" group at 75 yards. Super sweet relief with or with out magnifier..(included in box 2X )I own a aimpoint Comp 2 also. This scope is as good for the money. 169.95 plus shipping. Great middle of the road scope.
Very impressed with the quality of this site given its price. Everything is o ring sealed. The mount is nice and solid. The sight comes with a 2x magnifier. The housing is all aluminum except for the control housing which is plastic. I put this on a vector ak and it sighted in fast. It seems to hold its position pretty darn well.
I can't say how just damned suprised I am at the quality of the optic at the price it goes for. I really don't see the need for aimpoint at 5x the cost. Now, I haven't beat the crap out of this thing yet, but it looks to be built solid, and Vortex stands behind their kit. What more can you ask for. The 2 x magnifier does shrink the FOV but it does work, and the fact that Vortex just throws it in with the optic...my hats off to you. Hope they don't stop providing well built affordable equipment. opened my eyes, thats for sure. Have always run EOTechs since 2004 in Iraq. Never cared for ACOG's unless in a DRM position on the team, and wasn't a huge fan of Aimpoints, but thought I'd give this a try. This sight is mounted on a DRM/ Sniper .308 AR platform for a move to position optic, then swaped with glass. So far, once zero'd, has held true. ring it comes with is very robust with 6 hex head screws.

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by romer522 » 13 Aug 2012, 14:52

Cheapest red dots I would put on an AR..

https://www.primaryarms.com/Red_Dot_Sig ... _s/903.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by ShockedNKansas » 13 Aug 2012, 14:58

romer522 wrote:Cheapest red dots I would put on an AR..

https://www.primaryarms.com/Red_Dot_Sig ... _s/903.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yep, I just mentioned them as most likely the unequivocal market leader in quality "cheap" red dots. But they are as rare as hen's teeth because people literally camp out for them.

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by Piston Driven » 13 Aug 2012, 16:44

:ponder: What about Trijicon????? About $400 last for 10 years up ????

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by ShockedNKansas » 14 Aug 2012, 12:49

Well my journey has come to an end. I have purchased optics for my AR. What does everybody think I went with?

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by toyslr » 14 Aug 2012, 13:21

Hopefully something better than $49.95 quality!

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by jgreenberg01 » 14 Aug 2012, 13:22

ShockedNKansas wrote:Well my journey has come to an end. I have purchased optics for my AR. What does everybody think I went with?

A sssnake ssscope???




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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by Piston Driven » 14 Aug 2012, 14:21

jgreenberg01 wrote:
ShockedNKansas wrote:Well my journey has come to an end. I have purchased optics for my AR. What does everybody think I went with?

A sssnake ssscope???




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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by ShockedNKansas » 14 Aug 2012, 23:33

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.ph ... ckage.html

I got a Vortex StrikeFire AND a Black Rear Magpul MBUS Gen2 for 179.99.

What do ya think? I'm happy.

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by ShockedNKansas » 14 Aug 2012, 23:53

On another note...

Palmetto State Armory is the ****

I bought this deal, plus 5 mags (great mags), and 400 rounds of ammo and shipping was only 12 bucks for everything??!! :clap:

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.ph ... m-mag.html

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.ph ... tegory/53/

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.ph ... -20rd.html

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by Cyberfly » 15 Aug 2012, 05:49

Not familiar with the Vortex.
But good luck with it. Test it out and let us know how it works.
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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by toyslr » 15 Aug 2012, 08:01

I've heard good things! Never used them myself but hope it works out for you. Keep us posted on how it goes

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by fzr confused » 15 Aug 2012, 11:09

Hmmm, that does look interesting. Please let us know how it works out!

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by ShockedNKansas » 15 Aug 2012, 12:44

I will test it out for sure. It usually lists for around 170.00 but PSA was tossing in a free Magpul MBUS (valued at 40-50.00) for the same price. It was a great deal. Since I read that a fool carries optics only with no backup irons, I knew I needed the Magpul MBUS.

Here are some reviews on the scope. They are pretty stellar.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/rev ... -sfrd.html

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by Piston Driven » 15 Aug 2012, 17:12

Sounds good but I just order a Burris 5x prism, looks sooooo gooodddd :drool:

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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by ShockedNKansas » 30 Aug 2012, 12:00

Well, I have been shooting and testing my new red dot and it seems great. I haven't gotten to "sight it in" beyond about 20 yards. It has a 4 moa dot so I don't know what that's going to be like at 100 yards. Perhaps too big?

I was wondering, for those of you that use red dots, is the dot always perfectly crisp and perfectly formed? It seems like when I blink my eyes the red dot changes shape a bit. I wear contacts and they can dry out a bit outdoors, that can obviously affect clarity and blur. But I was wondering if any of you ever notice your red dot being a little less than sharp depending on your eye angle, dust, heat, dryness, and the other multitude of factors. Do 500.00 scopes always have a perfectly formed red dot?

By the way, I just found one of the most informative reviews on my scope available on the web. The review is made by our dear friend Nutnfancy. He sounds like a tool, but he does a great job on the review.

Enjoy:


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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by flyingirish04 » 30 Aug 2012, 12:29

Vortex is a great economical choice. It isn't made to the quality of an EOTech or Aimpoint, but it is a red dot scope, so the drop off from one tier to the next isn't as drastic as with scopes (Of which Vortex Viper line is pretty decent. Stay away from their crossfire or diamondback lines).

I would buy one if I had a black rifle laying around without an optic on it for sure.
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Re: Looking for a great deal on a reflex-type sight for AR-1

Post by ShockedNKansas » 02 Sep 2012, 20:45

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.ph ... n-dot.html

Ummm... Palmetto State Armory has my scope on sale for 119.99 using coupon code "STRIKE". That is pretty much an unbelievable price. What's the deal with these guys? Some of their sales are unbelievable.

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