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janikphoto 10-30-2008 11:10 PM

cheap sighting systems...
 
I know "you get what you pay for". Let's not debate that old saying... I plan to buy a nice eotech for several hundred dollars when i get a good rifle to put it on. However, my tactical shotgun doesn't need pinpoint aiming. This is what I'm about to ask about:

I bought this $20 red dot scope from SG and it aimed really well on the shotgun:

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=480617&pn=1

However, it only lasted me a month or two at most. Then it broke apart, as you'd expect something really cheap to do. So, I was thinking about getting a slightly better one that would at least hold up, but not be as bullet proof or as pricey as the eotech. Has anyone used this thing before?

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=480609&pn=1

I don't want to buy something that will last less than a year, but I don't want to blow a ton of $$$ on a shotgun sighting system when a shotgun doesn't need it. Thoughts?!?

matt g 10-31-2008 04:42 AM

A buddy had a 30mm BSA that has taken quite a beating. I think he still has it on his AR.

janikphoto 10-31-2008 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt g (Post 47942)
A buddy had a 30mm BSA that has taken quite a beating. I think he still has it on his AR.

well, I liked the way mine actually operated, but it just didn't hold up at all.

matt g 10-31-2008 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by janikphoto (Post 47953)
well, I liked the way mine actually operated, but it just didn't hold up at all.

Check out the BSA. Tasco and Simmons both make affordable options as well.

c3shooter 10-31-2008 06:01 PM

(A) Good
(B) Cheap
(C) Available

Pick 2 of the three. :rolleyes:

janikphoto 11-04-2008 04:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 48038)
(A) Good
(B) Cheap
(C) Available

Pick 2 of the three. :rolleyes:

The FIRST thing I said in my post was "...you get what you pay for". The roll eyes emoticon was not necessary.

hillbilly68 11-04-2008 07:12 PM

Matt is right, the BSAs are "good" quality. I have had one for years on my turkey gun that has survived and remained accurate through the usual rigors of hunting the country and the monster recoil of 3 1/2" out of a x full choke. Rain, shock, fog, I have had zero problems out of it. And I paid $24 for it including the mounts. Not sure how they will act on a rifle but they are durable enough to meet your need.

regards

janikphoto 11-07-2008 04:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hillbilly68 (Post 48671)
Matt is right, the BSAs are "good" quality. I have had one for years on my turkey gun that has survived and remained accurate through the usual rigors of hunting the country and the monster recoil of 3 1/2" out of a x full choke. Rain, shock, fog, I have had zero problems out of it. And I paid $24 for it including the mounts. Not sure how they will act on a rifle but they are durable enough to meet your need.

regards

Thanks! And I'm not worried about using it on a rifle, I had it on my rem 1100 shotgun...

snyderman1 11-14-2008 01:13 AM

bsa reddot shutsoff
 
I BOUGHT A BSA REDDOT FOR MY 9MM HI-POINT CARBINE AND SHOT ABOUT 40ROUNDS AND NOWWHEN I SHOOT ITTHELIGHT WILL TURN OFF AFTER ONE SHOT . CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHATS WRONG OR DO I THROW IT AWAY:mad:

dragunovsks 11-14-2008 01:41 AM

sounds like there is a loose connection in there, do you still have the original packaging and receipt? If so, I would take it back where you got it a get another one.


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