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Old 04-07-2012, 12:26 AM   #11
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Ryan, this would probably have gotten a lot more replies in the optics section than the AR, and I think those that viewed it and went off to another post felt that the answers provided were most suited for your usage.
If we didn't answer your questions, then just let us know what other information you feel you need.

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Bushnell TRS25. Very light with decent battery life and will let you keep some seed money for the expensive red dots. You will need a short 3/4" riser to co witness.

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Bushnell TRS25. Very light with decent battery life and will let you keep some seed money for the expensive red dots. You will need a short 3/4" riser to co witness.
Not to correct you, but would that be the .83"? I've heard good things on that RDS, too.
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Ryan, this would probably have gotten a lot more replies in the optics section than the AR, and I think those that viewed it and went off to another post felt that the answers provided were most suited for your usage.
If we didn't answer your questions, then just let us know what other information you feel you need.
Excellent point! Sorry of I came off as whining, certainly not my intention. To be honest, I think the recommendations made were very sound ones. I suppose I was expecting this topic to be a very opinionated one and that is what I was looking for. I have very limited experience with red dots and I was hoping with this many members that others would have many suggestions to research.

Either way, thank you all for the recommendations!

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Excellent point! Sorry of I came off as whining, certainly not my intention. To be honest, I think the recommendations made were very sound ones. I suppose I was expecting this topic to be a very opinionated one and that is what I was looking for. I have very limited experience with red dots and I was hoping with this many members that others would have many suggestions to research.

Either way, thank you all for the recommendations!

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Now, let me preface this with the caveat that I am one of the AR newbies here. Everything I state should be verified by one of the significantly more experienced members, who are easy to spot.
With a limited budget, you will find that you'll get pretty similar responses. You start talking higher end, it's pretty much the same, Eotech and Trijon will be mentioned often.
You can research as much as you want, which is strongly encouraged, but we're not going to recommend what reviewer X, Y or Z says, rather, what we've got experience with personally, as that is the marker that is used.
I bought mine after reviewing several of the RDS's I've read about on here, and settled for one that was A) In stock, B) Priced within my budget and C) Met all my needs. Not in that order, but all weighed in on the decision.
When I go play with it on Monday, Tuesday at the latest, I'll post a full range report on it.
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I like my PA micro dot ,Priced right , no issues in almost 2000 rds , Im not my second battery because it sat in the safe turned on for 8 days on high , otherwise Im sure I would still be on the same battery . And if you do have a issue Marshall will take care of it .

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I like my PA micro dot ,Priced right , no issues in almost 2000 rds , Im not my second battery because it sat in the safe turned on for 8 days on high , otherwise Im sure I would still be on the same battery . And if you do have a issue Marshall will take care of it .
Got questions!! How long did it take you to zero it out? How do you like it's cowitness with it? I like it right now, but that's without any rounds out of it. Is it holding zero?
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I have a TRS25 and have gone to a 1-4x24 scope with a 1moa red dot. The TRS25 worked perfectly but I wanted some magnification and the scope seemed the easiest route. It would not take much to set it back up again if I needed to. I am not an AR expert either and some of the experts will look down on my DPMS but I am happy with it. It has not failed to go bang yet. I believe my riser is 3/4" and it co witnessed with the dot on top of the front post but I did not mic it. Mine has a 4 rail gas block and I was using folders with the RDS.

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+1 for PA micro. Solid, great company, great optic that I would pay twice over for. It really held up, I went a little wild on it on my last shooting trip, came out working like a charm.

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Youch!!! Those buggers get the pucker factor going!!! Do they clean the gun for you? Glad you like them, but those are way out of my budget.
You're right. They are pricey. But how much is your life worth?

But my personal philosophy is that the optic should cost roughly the same as the rifle. So, if you spend $1100 on a Colt, I consider it reasonable to put a $1000-$1200 sight on it.

Over the years, my tastes have changed to fewer guns and optics, and higher quality guns and optics. Just my $.02
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