This is a highly individual thing but to help you out let's get some basics: What range are you going to be using it at? What's your philosophy of use for your rifle? The scope? These questions will help us help you.
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.
i see your in indiana. do you plan on being out int he cold with it?? if so your going to be mighty disapointed in cheap red dots. they crap out totally once the weather gets below freezing. they start degrading capability under 40.
most of them have severe washout issues on bright days and against green or dark backgrounds.
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