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Old 10-30-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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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?!?

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

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

Pick 2 of the three.

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

Pick 2 of the three.
The FIRST thing I said in my post was "...you get what you pay for". The roll eyes emoticon was not necessary.
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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.

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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.

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

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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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