optics
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > optics

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
austin125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: akron,ohio
Posts: 48
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default optics

I'm looking for an inexpensive optic but still good quality... either a red dot, or an acog or just a scope? I'm not gonna be shooting much more than 50 yards maybe 75 so any suggestions would be really nice

__________________
austin125 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-14-2012, 01:04 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ShagNasty1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,526
Liked 460 Times on 267 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_293405_-1?N=329212188+4294961547

I used to have this on my AR when I first got it. Cheap and effective. It's no eotech but it does the job fine
__________________
ShagNasty1001 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 01:25 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mjkeat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wichita,Kansas
Posts: 4,026
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Mo'beda

https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_Micro_Dot_With_Removable_Base_AD_p/md06adt1-10bundle.htm

__________________

“The bitterness of poor quality Lingers long after The sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
-John Ruskin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quentin View Post
"The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together."
mjkeat is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 03:04 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
purehavoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Not where I wanna be
Posts: 4,750
Liked 1133 Times on 737 Posts
Likes Given: 2021

Default

+1 on that , and if you dont have many intentions of shooting more than 50 yards go with a red dot or just use the irons. no need for a scope
__________________
purehavoc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 03:27 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ZombieKiller83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Prior Lake,Minnesota
Posts: 422
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I run the Vortex StrikeFire (Aimpoint knockoff) on mine and it's been a solid performer thus far. Too bad they jacked the price up 20 bucks though. When i get the money i'll be trading up for an Aimpoint though

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/158884/vortex-strikefire-red-dot-sight-30mm-tube-1x-4-moa-red-dot-with-extra-high-weaver-style-ring-matte

__________________

"If guns kill people then does that mean the spoon is the reason Rosie O'Donnell is fat"

"Guns don't kill people.......People kill people"

ZombieKiller83 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:00 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
goretro77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicago,IL
Posts: 214
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Since you said inexpensive optic that strikes out ACOG, Aimpoint and EoTech, no scope needed.

Here's a great red dot for $85 but you'll have to consider adding a required riser mount to it.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/593456/bushnell-trophy-trs-25-red-dot-sight-1x-25mm-3-moa-dot-with-integral-weaver-style-mount-matte

__________________
goretro77 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 10:29 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ShagNasty1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,526
Liked 460 Times on 267 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Haha that it is
__________________
ShagNasty1001 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 10:34 PM   #8
JTJ
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 6,449
Liked 2281 Times on 1237 Posts
Likes Given: 668

Default

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_312751_-1?N=6841400+4294965636
I have one of these on the way.
__________________

Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.

JTJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 12:22 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Car54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sun, Sand, and Palm Trees,Fla.
Posts: 2,114
Liked 109 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I went with a Truglo Multi reticle red dot from Amazon on my 300 blackout, for about $80.

After installing it, (no riser needed for cowitness), I have put close to 400 rounds through the gun. I also used it last weekend on a hog hunt (day 1 in a raised blind) (day 2) through the thickest cover I've ever been in. Hanging vines, branches, palm trees, palmetto groves, huge spider webs, crawling on hands and knees, bouncing off tree trunks, tripping on vines and emerging growth. My gun and scope took a beating in there with the branches and vines catching on the sight and the gun and then when the time came, we saw the sow partially hidden by a tree. I moved to the right a bit, lined up the dot behind her ear and "pop" down she went along with another sow that was behind her. A two for one. The sight was right on, it had endured everything I gave it that weekend.

I am extremely pleased with it being that it was so inexpensive. Several guys in the group I was with was checking out the 300 Blackout and looking through the sight they commented on how clear the glass was and the dots showed no distortion. I even left the sight on overnight the first night and the next morning in the swamp buggy heading out I went to turn it on, saw that it was still on from the night before, and I was amazed that it still had the same brightness as it had the day before. I used it in bright sun, shaded areas, early morning, dark, and it was nice being able to go from red to green, vary the dot size, and go from a dot to a dot/circle pattern as the conditions warranted.

Saying that, my son is using a Vortex bought from Primary Arms and he really likes that sight.

Just my opinion based on usage. Amazon has some favorable reviews for the sight also.


http://www.truglo.com/IW_Products.m4p.pvx?;MULTI_ITEM_SUBMIT

__________________

"As an American, I was not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, but that America gave him the White House based on the same credentials"...Newt Gingrich


The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

Car54 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
AR Optics mag318 AR-15 Discussion 3 02-25-2011 05:10 AM
AR optics Savage308 AR-15 Discussion 8 02-10-2011 05:50 PM
optics: what to do howhoo50 AR-15 Discussion 37 12-31-2010 05:52 PM
optics for .308 n_andonovski Optics & Mounts 18 08-17-2010 01:01 PM
AR-15 Optics Makarov AR-15 Discussion 5 04-14-2010 05:51 PM