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Hi Guys,

I am running a Colt M4 Le6920 currently with an EO Tech holographic sight. I am interested in shooting out to 300 yards or so at the most. I shoot for fun and competitively among friends.

I would love to purchase a Trijicon Acog 3x or 4x but I do not have that kind of money right now.

I am interested in the following sights, please let me know what you think or if you have a suggestion for me. I am looking for a fixed sight (i think).

1: Burris AR-536 :http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-BU300210

2: Burris AR-332 :http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/6-0924452

I am new to this and looking for input. Thank you.
 

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for what those Burris's cost I would take a look at a Nikon 1-4X scopes , If only at 300 yards max I would also take a look at a Aimpoint Pro and be done. Acogs are great but over priced for most civilian use .

Heres one of mine with a Nikon Monarch 1-4X scope , super clear and very very fine cross hairs and its not a problem hitting 8" steel plates at 300 yards

 

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for what those Burris's cost I would take a look at a Nikon 1-4X scopes , If only at 300 yards max I would also take a look at a Aimpoint Pro and be done. Acogs are great but over priced for most civilian use .

Heres one of mine with a Nikon Monarch 1-4X scope , super clear and very very fine cross hairs and its not a problem hitting 8" steel plates at 300 yards
The scope would be better if your looking for real precision. If your looking for battle ready out to 300 yards the magnifier would be fine. I have a utg magnifier. It was about $60 (if I remember). It has plenty of eye relief (adjustable) and the eotech is paralax free.
 

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The scope would be better if your looking for real precision. If your looking for battle ready out to 300 yards the magnifier would be fine. I have a utg magnifier. It was about $60 (if I remember). It has plenty of eye relief (adjustable) and the eotech is paralax free.
Yes you get magnification , however because your dot is behind the magnifier your dot grows also . Just a thought
 

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for what those Burris's cost I would take a look at a Nikon 1-4X scopes , If only at 300 yards max I would also take a look at a Aimpoint Pro and be done. Acogs are great but over priced for most civilian use .

Heres one of mine with a Nikon Monarch 1-4X scope , super clear and very very fine cross hairs and its not a problem hitting 8" steel plates at 300 yards



Isn't the aimpoint pro single power? i do see they have a 3x magnifier but that would be the same as me running an eo tech magnifier with my current eo tech sight, would it not? I will not write off this idea, but I think i am looking more for the fixed powered scope.

Well as i consider things, I guess i should keep my options open for now as I do not know for sure what I want.
 

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If you prefer the scope go with it. It is all personal preference and what you intend to use it for. I just threw out the option because you already have the eotech.
 

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If you prefer the scope go with it. It is all personal preference and what you intend to use it for. I just threw out the option because you already have the eotech.
I always appreciate input. thank you.
 

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The EOTech Magnifier is a good idea! But what is wrong with your present EOTech. It has a 1 MOA Reticle and can be used very effectively at 300 yards. You can use the 1 MOA Reticle to range and adjust for distances since everything is figured on MOA Adjustments in most of your ballistics charts.
Good Luck on your choice!

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The instructors I have talked to about sights and optics most all say get fixed irons / carry handle or back up sights with a quality red dot . And most claim if u want magnification use a scope and buis . They claim 90% of the people that take their courses that try to use magnification with a red dot go blank under pressure . Like they are unsure of what to do when they do need to use it and appear to b lost. The say KISS and you will never have a problem
 

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The EOTech Magnifier is a good idea! But what is wrong with your present EOTech. It has a 1 MOA Reticle and can be used very effectively at 300 yards. You can use the 1 MOA Reticle to range and adjust for distances since everything is figured on MOA Adjustments in most of your ballistics charts.
Good Luck on your choice!

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Nothing wrong with my EOtech, thinking I may want some magnification.

The instructors I have talked to about sights and optics most all say get fixed irons / carry handle or back up sights with a quality red dot . And most claim if u want magnification use a scope and buis . They claim 90% of the people that take their courses that try to use magnification with a red dot go blank under pressure . Like they are unsure of what to do when they do need to use it and appear to b lost. The say KISS and you will never have a problem
I have a fixed forward iron sight and I could get a pop-up rear iron sight to allow for co-witnessing. My original rear sight was part of my M4 handle.
 

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if you're only looking at 300 yards your EOtech 512 (or similiar) should be sufficient.
The EOtech has a much nicer reticle for longer range work than the Aimpoint PRO does IMO ( I own both).

The Aimpoint looks cooler but the reticle , the fine dot and the absolutely parralax free nature of the Eotech make it better at Long range.

Dont get me wrong i love my Aimpoint Pro also and prefer it for CQB type stuff but long range the EoTech 512 HWS is better IMO. :)

try it w/o a magnifier.
 
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