Optic opinions

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by longunner, May 27, 2013.

  1. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    I have been looking at optics for my AR recently, feel like I can do a little better than just iron sights. I was looking at the strikefire vortex and read mixed reviews on it. I've never seen or held one before, so I don't really know what to expect. I'd like to have something where I can reliably group shots at 100 yards. I'd also like to stay between 1 and 2 hundred bucks on it.
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Vortex is a good option in that price range.

    I have a Sparc, I paid $199 for it from Cabela's last year. The Sparc has a screw in 2x magnifier. The Sparc was also easy to co-witness with my MBUS.

    I chose the Sparc because it is smaller than the Strikefire.

    I also have a $40 Tru Glo red dot on an upper, it works pretty darn good inside 100 yards.
     

  3. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Haven't heard about the Sparc...I would like to be able to co-witness (maybe to justify the purchase of my MBUS :rolleyes:) Does the magnifier make a noticeable difference for you?
     
  4. young88

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    Either leupold or night force , leupold has lifetime warranty . I would do a leupold on top and iron sights or a trijicon delta point ona 45 moa( which is on the side for quick up close transitions) i you have money get a leupold delta point
     
  5. young88

    young88 New Member

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    Sorry just saw your price range , honestly you can get away with trijicon scope for maybe 500 but come on . Firearms are the last thing to go cheap on. Save up if you have to , the difference is great
     
  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Yes, the magnifier helps some.
     
  7. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Honestly 500 is just too much money for me to justify spending on an optic for shooting paper and steel. It would be a different story if I competed with it or trusted my life to it.
     
  8. e43jimmy409

    e43jimmy409 New Member

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    I'm the same way. I bought a sightmark reflex sight. It was like $100. Its worked well for me. I got the quick detach version. Suits my needs for killing cardboard and paper
     
  9. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    I'm looking at 2 in natchez's magazine right now...one looks like an eotech clone, made by sightmark and the other doesn't have a name brand...
     
  10. young88

    young88 New Member

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    Yeah if i were you i would go on opticsplanet.com and sort through lowest price and google some reviews or watch some on youtube when you find one you like
     
  11. young88

    young88 New Member

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    Its the shooter not the scope at the end of the day
     
  12. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Not a bad idea...will do
     
  13. longunner

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  14. e43jimmy409

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    Mine looks similar to an eotech style. It allows absolute cowitness. I saw another guy that said he was running one on a shotgun with no problems. I'm sure we will catch some crap on here because they aren't eotechs, but you have to get what works for you not them.
     
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  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It still just boggles my mind that someone would spend $1200-$1500 on a rifle and then be unwilling to spend $750- $1000 on an optic for it,:confused::confused:
     
  17. triggerjob

    triggerjob New Member

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    Don't be confused, scopes are a luxory.
     
  18. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Accessory vs rifle and hey to each his own right?
     
  19. e43jimmy409

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    Because my rifles shoot just fine without a $750-$1000 optic on top of it.
     
  20. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    I have a $1400 Daniel Defense, with a $0 optic on it. Not sure what's wrong with that. I like it.
     
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