Red Dot Or Telescopic Scope?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by PanBaccha, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I am only contemplating. Which brings me to this question. For my AK which is more preferrable ... a red-dot sight ... or a telescopic scope?
    I pose this query to more expert opinions, as I have none. :)
     
  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Pan,

    What are you wanting to do with it? Tactical rapid sight & target acquisition or more precise shooting? I would think with an AK you would want the tactical rapid sight and target acquisition. If so the Red Dot or Holographic type sight would be my choice. More of a if SHTF type weapon! :)

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  3. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I heard with a red-dot scope in a matter of four to five months, or about 2000 or more ammo shootings, the red-dot tends to disappear. So I am a bit confused. But to answer your question. It is for more precise shooting. Thanks Snipe!
     
  4. sdiver35

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    I vote both. While I don't have an AK, I do have an AR and have an Eotech and a Nikon 223 this gives me the option to do whichever I want while at the range. If you can only have one you would have to choose the one you think would use most for your application.

    Sounds like telescopic if your are going for precision.
     
  5. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    If it is for more precise shooting you would need to go with the scope. If you did go with the other it would be a small dot reticle like the EOTech. But a good 3 or 4X would give you precise shots and would also allow you to focus fast due to not being over magnified even at closer range!
    I use to shoot rabbits on the run when I was young with a Marlin 39-A with a 4X Scope on it. So it proves it would work well for moving and even closer in targets.

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  6. Txhillbilly

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    Shooting at what range? I have a circle dot Leupold Mark 4 on my AR and I am looking for a 4X12 or higher magnification mil-dot scope to trade for it. I find that the Mark 4 is excellent for up to 50 yards (for me) but out at 100 the dot obscures the bullseye.

    I don't have an AK, but the ones that I have fired are not as accurate as I am out at 100 yards.
     
  8. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I have tried both I have to admit I'm new to the red-dot sight and have always used a scope but after using the red-dot for a few months I'm back to the scope and this is on an AK.
     
  9. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I voted for both also. I put a 30 mm Bushnell Trophy 1-4x24 scope with a 4A reticle and an illuminated 1 moa dot on my AR. One scope does it all and if you lose your battery the scope still works. I shopped the price pretty hard and it was under $200 from Academy.
     
  10. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Thank you gents for your valuable insights.
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Aimpoint or EOTech mounted on a gas tube mount. You can co-witness with the iron sights.

    Scopes are ungodly slow to pick up if over 2X, and defeat the purpose of an AK. Scopes are for precision, and the AK is not precision.

    The red dots and holosights are lightning fast to acquire.

    The Aimpoint PRO (patrol rifle optic) would be perfect for you.:)
     
  12. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I have shot with a scope since my BB gun days and if you take the time to learn to shoot with both eyes open 3x to 4x is as fast as any thing certainly quicker than iron sights! I have used I just switched from a red-dot to a low power scope and its my preference.