cheap sighting systems...

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by janikphoto, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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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?!?
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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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.
     

  3. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Check out the BSA. Tasco and Simmons both make affordable options as well.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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

    Pick 2 of the three. :rolleyes:
     
  6. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    The FIRST thing I said in my post was "...you get what you pay for". The roll eyes emoticon was not necessary.
     
  7. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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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.

    regards
     
  8. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member

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    Thanks! And I'm not worried about using it on a rifle, I had it on my rem 1100 shotgun...
     
  9. snyderman1

    snyderman1 New Member

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    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:
     
  10. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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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.
     
  11. snyderman1

    snyderman1 New Member

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    no like a dummy i threw the reciept away, thanx anyway