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Old 08-31-2009, 03:40 PM   #11
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Thanks, guys. I bought a BSA Red Dot Sight, guarenteed up to 100 yards. It was about $100, and I got it for my rifle.

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I recently got a Truglo Triton 30mm red dot for $110 and am very happy with it.

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Vortex sparc is a decent red dot optic, and have seen them for sale any where between $150-200 depending on if you look on line or go to a brick and mortar store.

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Vortex Strikefire that I purchased for $160 at Gander Mountain. Have seen these for anywhere from $145 up to $180. I am very pleased with mine, holds zero very well.

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One reason I have never bought a red dot is many red dot's have a 3 hour battery life. All red dots use expensive hearing aid batteries. I would have to replace the battery every time I used a red dot.

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One reason I have never bought a red dot is many red dot's have a 3 hour battery life. All red dots use expensive hearing aid batteries. I would have to replace the battery every time I used a red dot.
Mine takes a CR2032 watch battery that costs $3 for 2 at radio shack or $9 for 20 on amazon. I've had it on steadily for a total of 12 hours this hunting season. I keep a spare taped inside the stock.

Most of the red dot sights I've looked at take the same battery mine does. Some of the aim points take DL13nbs that are about $5 a piece but advertised battery life is usually somewhere between 30,000-80,000 hours at the lowest brightness setting, depending on the model. The micro t-1 that a lot of guys buy takes the same battery mine does at advertised 50,000 hours.

Eotech's latest optic is advertised at 600 hours of battery life on its highest setting.

The only red dot sights that ever consistently had problems like you're talking about were the very old ones. If you have a new one dying after 3 hours, it's probably defective.
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One reason I have never bought a red dot is many red dot's have a 3 hour battery life. All red dots use expensive hearing aid batteries. I would have to replace the battery every time I used a red dot.
Save for the Aimpoint then. Over 30,000 hours of battery life while constantly on.
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Great reviews on the Primary Arms micro, they sell for $80-$110, depending on the mount. You can also get an ARD (kiilflash attachment) for them. https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary-Arms-s/586.htm

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Great reviews on the Primary Arms micro, they sell for $80-$110, depending on the mount. You can also get an ARD (kiilflash attachment) for them. Check out the testimonials on AR-15.com's optics section.
https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary-Arms-s/586.htm
They are a good sight. Several friends have run them. The Vortex red dots also get good reviews and are priced competitively.
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i should hope the op still isnt dithering over an optic choice 5 years later...

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