Originally Posted by leftoverture
OK, I was reading this and then went and looked up the Aimpoint T-1. Damn. Costs as much as my gun. What is the advantage in a high end sight such as the Aimpoint vs a lesser (cheaper) one?
High quality optics often cost as much or more than the rifle they are attached to. If your sighting system fails, the weapon is useless. My favorite deer rifles wear Leupold optics that cost nearly as much as the guns.
You don't have to spend $1k, but if you spend $29.95 on a sight, you'll get what you pay for. If you are putting some sort of battery powered sight on your HD firearm, you want it to function flawlessly.
If you want to shoot MOA at 300 yards, you will need quality optics.
If you want to punch holes in Zombie targets at 50 yards, you can send less on optics and buy a couple of cans of ammo.
Nothing wrong with either choice, just depends on your specific plans and of course your bank account.