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Old 07-29-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Looking for a red dot or open circle for my Smith and Wesson M&P 15 Tactical. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 07-29-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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Looking for a red dot or open circle for my Smith and Wesson M&P 15 Tactical. Any help would be much appreciated.
well i think under 200 it might be tricky.. you could try a bushnell. goes for about 100. my friend has one. it sits a little low but seemsto work okay. other wise the generall RDS is gonna be eotech but thats around 400 to 500
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A lot of choices, this one seems to be popular.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/vortex-riflescope-sfrd-hunt.html

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i had a mini tru glo on a tac rail carry handle on my AR for a while it was a nice little open dot and it had co witness with the sights... but I traded up for the aimpoint
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for rds: vortex strikefire hands down. slightly above 200 the vortex sparc.

ive seen bsa red dots self destruct on the minimal recoil from a .223
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for rds: vortex strikefire hands down. slightly above 200 the vortex sparc.

ive seen bsa red dots self destruct on the minimal recoil from a .223
Same deal on the NC star stuff. Buy the vortex and have a lifetime warranty
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Vortex Sparc, Vortex StrikeFire and Bushnell TRS25
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I like that vortex strikefire. Thanks for the help
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Curious why they liked the BSA and Tasco cheapies over the Bushnell? Is this report available somewhere?
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