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Old 08-19-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Ive been using a tru-glo red dot on my AR and it works great for $40

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Old 08-22-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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Ive been using a tru-glo red dot on my AR and it works great for $40
I was reading in one of my gun magazines a review on some optics. Some scope came up and the author said" I usually don't trust scopes under $1000 dollars, but I like this one so I bought 5" I thought that was a little extreme.
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I've never spent more then 200 for optics and mine work fine.

Got a Simmons 3-9x40 mm scope on my savage .22. It looks huge on top of the rifle but works great for squirrel hunting. I think I paid 140 for it like 6 years ago.

Got an NcStar holographic sight with red and green and four reticle options. It's co-witnessed on my Ar15 along with an NcStar AR scope on the carry handle. Holo was 79 and the scope was 50.

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Nikon Pro staff is always a crowd pleaser in the under 200 catagory!!

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I have a cheap BSA scope on my Romanian PSL & it handles the recoil of that gun just fine.

This scope cost me about $160 at a gun show so I'm not really out anything if I break it.
I have had it on this heavy recoil gun for about 4 years now.
http://www.bsaoptics.com/scope.aspx?productID=65
There are some scopes that are junk but I think the reason some shooters give inexpensive scopes a bad rap is they try to go too cheap.
They will pick up a air gun scope to put on there .22 & start bitching when it breaks.
They need to realize that air guns recoil forward not backward like all firearms, that recoil going the wrong direction will tear a scope apart.
I had a buddy buy a .22 scope & put it on his high power air rifle & didn't understand why it fell apart.

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Ive been using a tru-glo red dot on my AR and it works great for $40
I put one of these on my Mossberg Plinkster, got it bore sighted. Need to get to the range this weekend.
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I have a cheap BSA scope on my Romanian PSL & it handles the recoil of that gun just fine.

This scope cost me about $160 at a gun show so I'm not really out anything if I break it.
I have had it on this heavy recoil gun for about 4 years now.
http://www.bsaoptics.com/scope.aspx?productID=65
There are some scopes that are junk but I think the reason some shooters give inexpensive scopes a bad rap is they try to go too cheap.
They will pick up a air gun scope to put on there .22 & start bitching when it breaks.
They need to realize that air guns recoil forward not backward like all firearms, that recoil going the wrong direction will tear a scope apart.
I had a buddy buy a .22 scope & put it on his high power air rifle & didn't understand why it fell apart.
I've got to tell you, that is a gorgeous gun.
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Ive looked at aimpoint, eotech and other high end optics and for over $350. My tru glo offers same features as aimpoint and it only cost $40 ive shot over a 1000 rounds on my AR and its still spot on.

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I've owned a dozen or more cheap optics over the years.

Bitterly regretted wasting my money on every single one of them.

Old Italian proverb: "Cheapa U buy, cheapa U get."

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Ive looked at aimpoint, eotech and other high end optics and for over $350. My tru glo offers same features as aimpoint and it only cost $40 ive shot over a 1000 rounds on my AR and its still spot on.
I also have a Tru-Glo red dot sight, mine is the 2x42mm I got it for around $70.00. I only have 200 or so round with it on and so far it holds zero and it doesn't shake loose. For the Price I am very happy with if, and the quality is surprisingly good for the price.
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