best red dot

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by MichaelBarton, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. MichaelBarton

    MichaelBarton New Member

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    I want to buy a new red dot. the TRUGLO i have just doesnt seem very good. I want the best one i can get for around $250.
     
  2. CHLChris

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  3. firedawg60

    firedawg60 New Member

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    Just want to follow this and see what becomes of it. I'm interested in the same thing. Thanks.
     
  4. MichaelBarton

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    right now im leaning towards the vortex, but i might just pull the trigger on an eotech
     
  5. vmkeith

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    Yes, the Vortex Strikefire is a good choice, but IMO a better choice would be the Vortex Sparc. Because of it's size, there is enough room to mount a 2x or 3x magnifying behind it. The Strikefire is just a bit too long for a magnifier.
     
  6. JonM

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    ive got a vortex strikefire red/green and a vortex sparc. both of them hold zero through the pounding my 458 socom can dish out. excellent optics for a sub 200$ price. ~150$ will get you a red/green dot strikefire with mount and lens covers and 2x doubler. ~189$ will get you a red dot only sparc which is very small with three different mount height options and 2x doubler. the strikefire is a 4moa dot the sparc is a 2moa dot.

    vortex has a no questions no bs lifetime warranty regardless of how many owners. if it breaks send it back they will fix it or replace it. vortex is a wisconsin optics company but their dot scopes are made over seas but they are vortex designs and they do support their products.

    here is a size comparison the sparc is the one not attached to my M&P

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  7. MichaelBarton

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    hmmmmmm that seems like a good deal. where should i order it? I found a deal on an EOtech 512 for $389! i think ill wait until i build my top of the line AR for that.
     
  8. MichaelBarton

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    well about to put the order in for the SPARC. does it come with the High mounts so i can co-witness?
     
  9. mjkeat

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    I'm a big fan of Aimpoint micros (purchased my 3rd tonight). I also like the small EoTechs like the XPS and the newer model. Third would be the Primary Arms micro. The PA runs around $100 or $178 w/ ADM mount (great mount).
     
  10. MichaelBarton

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    its actually on sale for $158 right now!
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    yes, the mount im using is the low mount. i use that one one my suppressed ruger 22/45. it also has an absolute co-witness mount and an adapter so you can also 1/3 co-witness. all three come with it.
     
  12. MichaelBarton

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    Ordering the Primary Arms Micro now. Comes with the American Defense mount for $159
     
  13. purehavoc

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    might as well get it with the flash kill also ;)
     
  14. mjkeat

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    Now you'll have a great mount for when you go w/ an Aimpoint down the road.
     
  15. MichaelBarton

    MichaelBarton New Member

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    order is in. $202 because i got the next day air because im impatient lol
     
  16. CHLChris

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    Jon, is the Vortex easy/quick to turn on under stress?
     
  17. MichaelBarton

    MichaelBarton New Member

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    ill take it to the range as soon as i get it. i need to sight in my BUIS
     
  18. cfraga1978

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    Hey mjkeat, how are those primary arms M3 (aimpoint M68 clones) are they as good of quality as there micros? I like the look of the M68 I just don't have that kind of cash for an aimpoint.
     
  19. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I honestly don't know. Here's a video I found on youtube.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPXNecGDj-c&feature=related]Primary Arms M3 Clone UPDATE - YouTube[/ame]


    Edit: Here's another.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vZKc4wfBQ8&feature=related[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  20. cfraga1978

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    Thanks mj.
    I watched 3 or 4 YouTube videos last night and all were about the same, nothing but good reviews. I know it will never be an aimpoint but I have gone through 5 different brands of cheap red dot sights in just the last month and I just need something decent quality for under $100 (the wife has cut off my cash flow)