Need help on red dot scopes

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by 45acp, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. 45acp

    45acp New Member

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    Whats a good red dot for sks but wont break the bank
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    I just got a vortex strikefire red/green dot scope. 150$ comes with a mounting ring for picatinny and a 2x doubler and flip up scope caps. Quite a lot of stuff actually. I been hearing good things about vortex from folks here and decided to try it.

    The vortex has a no bs warranty and they honor it. Long as you dont intentionally break it they replace no problems.

    Im going to try it on my 458 socom if it works for that im going to get another for my m&p 15-22. Right now its on my m&p. Cant try it out on the big boy until first weekend in december
     

  3. 45acp

    45acp New Member

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    Thanks for the info my friend gave me a trueglo I think its called but every time I fire more 5 rounds it it just shuts off dont no whats wrong with it
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    im not a dot scope expert might try the optics section for that one
     
  5. mjkeat

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    I like micro RDS either from Aimpoint or the lesser priced versions from Primary Arms. I like my weapons to be as light as possible and my line of sight to be as wide as possible. The micros seem to be perfect for me. The are extremely light and don't obstruct my vision when looking over the weapon.

    The micros from PA are around $100

    Im not sure how you're planning on mounting it. Picitiny rail?
     
  6. jd-tex

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    I will second primary arms. I've got one on my AR and it is great. Good battery life and holds zero. Also really good people to deal.
     
  7. 1stMarine

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    Assuming you already have the picitanny rail for your gun id look at Swiss Arms. I know they're technically for airsoft guns but they're actually pretty nice and could probably be found for like $150 if you shop around a bit. Id even go so far to say that they're almost as good as aimpoints for about 1/3 the price.
     
  8. 1stMarine

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    Correction make that $70 for a good one I must've zoned out or something
     
  9. mjkeat

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    :eek: Holy ****, seriously?

    You're comparing airsoft toys to the most respected RDS on the market? You're doing a disservice by posting this on a public forum. Someone might actually believe it.
     
  10. 1stMarine

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    You've never actually had one, have you. Don't pass judgment if you don't know what you're talking about. Those sights are perfectly adequate if all you're doing is target shooting up to around 100 meters. Yeah if I was going into battle I wouldn't think of it, but I'm not so I don't need an $800 sight and I doubt you do either.
     
  11. mjkeat

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    You may be right but the word "adequate" implies compromise. They may be adequate for a range toy or an Airsoft gun like they were designed for but your claim that they are "almost as good as" is quite the stretch and is misleading to those who don't know. My gripe was simply based on you comparing the two.

    If they were "almost as good as" an Aimpoint they would be marketing them for real firearms.

    You also have a good point about not needing a "battle proven" RDS. I have some Aimpoints on rifles I have for those bump in the night and some like my .22 AR and Draco that wear Primary Arms micros. You just need to know the limitations of the firearm and the optic you put on it.

    What Aimpoint costs $800?
     
  12. 1stMarine

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    you for get that I never said they were as good as or better than an aimpoint, amd the reason they're not on the market as sights for real guns is they're based out of china, and they're idiots. But in truth they really are probably up to par with most average red dots for the casual shooter, and then you consider the fact that they're only $70 and you realize what a deal you get with them. When I said its almost as good as an aimpoint mabye I was a bit out of line, but when it comes to value for dollar you can't beat em. They really are as good as a sight that'd probably cost twice the amount.
    P.s. $800 was just a number I was using to make a point I realize nothing but a genuine eotech would cost that much
     
  13. mjkeat

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    Whats a genuine EoTech? My EoTech cost around $400 as did my Aimpoints.

    Value is very important to me as I'm "balling on a budget" ;). Aimpoint is the best value for the dollar on the market. What other optic can be left on for roughly 5 years, thrown about, downright abused, blown up, and still put rounds on target? None that I know of. To me that's peace of mind worth every penny.
     
  14. 1stMarine

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    Must've been one of the lucky ones, my 555 was like $620 with a military discount. And yes I too realize the value of longevity but who is running around leaving their sight on smashing into things? With their target gun no less. I personally keep my sk in a padded case inside a gun safe, and make a point of turning all the attachments off.
     
  15. mjkeat

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    Not lucky I just bypass the NV option. No need for it being as I don't have NODs or NV equipment.

    Do you not believe in training w/ your weapon systems? Familiarization is important when implementing a tool that can take a life.

    I'm not one to baby my firearms, they're tools to me. Either a tool for entrainment or tools for self defense. Speaking of self defense, do you think you'll have time to turn the dot on when you most need it?

    We're getting off topic now. My point is comparing airsoft to Aimpoint is misleading to those who don't know better.
     
  16. 1stMarine

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    First and foremost I don't use a red dot/holo on my home defense gun its just not nessiscary when its a 12ga semi auto. Secondly I don't "baby" my guns I take care of them so that when I need them I don't even have a thought about if they'll work, and so that when I have kids down the road I can eventually pass my guns on to them. Let's just leave it at you have your opinions and I have mine, us butting heads is totally pointless and not contributing to the forum at all.
     
  17. mjkeat

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    I'll reiterate.

    Nothing personal.