New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Best reflex red dot type sight for the $
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Best reflex red dot type sight for the $

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options Page  <12
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/13/2016 at 19:52
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Online
Points: 15272
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

We even have some members that claim they have an "illness" to justify their shameless spending habits on gear to their significant others....and at times...their selves.  Wink  


Yeah...how do those people live with their consciences!!!?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/13/2016 at 19:59
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Online
Points: 15272
Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

 Trijicon RMR is a good option in the dual illum, I would avoid their LED variants for now, they seem to fail often and at really bad times.


Really? First I've heard of that.

Fwiw, I have 2 of them, both LED, one of which is mounted to the slide of a Glock 21 10mm with about 800 rounds fired at present. That's pretty tough duty. Neither have failed me thus far.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/13/2016 at 21:32
koshkin View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Dark Lord of Optics

Joined: June/15/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 11984
Throw Meopta Meosight II into the mix.

It is easily one of my favourites in this category.

ILya
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/14/2016 at 10:55
Rancid Coolaid View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar

Joined: January/19/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 8473
Ted, in looking online at reviews, I saw several different groups all saying much the same thing about one of the LED versions: they can cycle and turn off at random intervals. Looking more closely, some had determined that the battery in contact with the slide was the issue, and many were fixing with a piece of tape between optic and slide.
Having been bitten by Trijicon's admittedly infrequent and fiercely stupid "it ain't our fault" campaigns before, I am reluctant to jump on it when there is an oft sited issue that is, or was, unaddressed.

Maybe they fixed it. If so, let me know, I would prefer a dot smaller than 7 MOA as the dual illum is.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/14/2016 at 10:59
Rancid Coolaid View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar

Joined: January/19/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 8473
Originally posted by Rainman Rainman wrote:

Keep in mind that if you decide to add a magnifier to allow more precise shooting at longer ranges, the magnifier magnifies the dot.  So a 2 MOA dot with a 3x magnifier subtends 6" on a 100 yard target.  My recommendation is to get the smallest dot available for a carbine/rifle.


I don't think that is accurate. The magnifier is magnifying dot and target equally, so a 2 MOA dot will cover 2x1.047 inches at 100 yards, regardless of how much you magnify target and dot. Magnifier and dot function as an FFP optic would.
ILya , correct me if I am wrong, please. Too much cough medicine might be inhibiting brain function.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/14/2016 at 11:20
supertool73 View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar
Superstool

Joined: January/03/2008
Location: Utah
Status: Offline
Points: 10628
Your right rancid. A magnifier magnifies reticle and target equally so everything works out the same.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/14/2016 at 13:20
koshkin View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Dark Lord of Optics

Joined: June/15/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 11984

Correct.


Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/15/2016 at 13:05
Rainman View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: August/25/2012
Location: Washington Stat
Status: Offline
Points: 281
My error and apology.  A quick check on my archery target confirmed my misinformation.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2016 at 00:39
Iowa Fox View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: July/01/2015
Location: Iowa
Status: Offline
Points: 12
Cheaptrick, How did you mount that optic? I'm interested in what everyone is using for mounts.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2016 at 01:15
koshkin View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Dark Lord of Optics

Joined: June/15/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 11984
I am using a TPS CORA to mount the red dot onto the tube of the scope.  This is sort of a "poor man's 1x/10x scope".
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/21/2016 at 12:24
338LAPUASLAP View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master

Scope Swapper

Joined: October/17/2009
Status: Offline
Points: 2521
Huh. "poor man's" ?

I'll eat your optical table scraps any day...
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2018 at 03:36
orane View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: May/14/2018
Location: Iowa,Des Moines
Status: Offline
Points: 4
I have a base model Primary Arms red dot sight that cost about $100. I am happy with it and I think it is a good value. However, when people ask about value-priced optics, I always ask what the optic will be used for. I cannot recommend a low-cost optic on any firearm that might ever be used for defense.

For a firearm that might be needed in a life critical situation, I believe one of the lower Aimpoint models is the best choice. The Aimpoint PRO is over $400 http://https://thetacticalscopes.com/best-reflex-sight-under-200/  but it is a solid model in a proven combat worthy line. Besides being rugged, the optical quality and battery life on the Aimpoints is very good. Aimpoint has also recently introduced a slightly cheaper ACO model. The ACO will probably do well, but it is too new to know for sure.

I do not consider the Aimpoint sights to be a great value. But sometimes top quality is worth the cost. For recreational use, some of the modestly priced optics really are a good value. As I mentioned, I have a Primary Arms sight, and I have heard positive reports about some of the other sights mentioned in this thread. Yesterday on Youtube came across an interesting video on this topic. I leave it here, Maybe it helps someone in the future. Good Luck.


Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2018 at 03:40
orane View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: May/14/2018
Location: Iowa,Des Moines
Status: Offline
Points: 4
Here is an interesting article on this topic < ="text/">https://thetacticalscopes.com/best-reflex-sight-under-200/
< id="source-is" name="text-is" ="" wrap="SOFT" dir="ltr" spellcheck="false" autocapitalize="off" autocomplete="off" autocorrect="off" ="goog- short_text" style=": rgba255, 255, 255, 0; border-width: initial; border-style: none; border-color: initial; resize: none; display: block; color: silver; : ; top: 0px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; width: 634px; padding: 8px 20px 32px 8px; margin: 0px; height: 68px; outline: none; overflow-y: ; overflow-x: auto;">

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2018 at 10:55
koshkin View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Dark Lord of Optics

Joined: June/15/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 11984
Originally posted by orane orane wrote:

Here is an interesting article on this topic < ="text/">https://thetacticalscopes.com/best-reflex-sight-under-200/
< id="source-is" name="text-is" ="" wrap="SOFT" dir="ltr" spellcheck="false" autocapitalize="off" autocomplete="off" autocorrect="off" ="goog- short_text" style=": rgba255, 255, 255, 0; border-width: initial; border-style: none; border-color: initial; resize: none; display: block; color: silver; : ; top: 0px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; width: 634px; padding: 8px 20px 32px 8px; margin: 0px; height: 68px; outline: none; overflow-y: ; overflow-x: auto;">


Are you affiliated with that website?

I hope not.  A quick glance suggests that whoever wrote that article you linked is just incompetent as far as optics go.  He is just trying to get some sales going for his Amazon affiliate account.  I doubt he has seen any of the sights he is recommending.

ILya
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2018 at 11:35
Rancid Coolaid View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Master
Optics Jedi Master
Avatar

Joined: January/19/2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 8473
 If it is Orane's, that'd be good to know.

I might make some suggestions to a few articles, like the "perfect AR10 scope" as well as proclaiming the Barska IR suitable for all shooting applications, including military use.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2018 at 14:27
supertool73 View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar
Superstool

Joined: January/03/2008
Location: Utah
Status: Offline
Points: 10628
I love the "con" on several of them "A mount is a bit loose."  A bit loose, what does that mean exactly?  If he is basing his article on the reviews of Amazon, near every review about optics on Amazon from a person that opened the optic and mounted it on a rifle.  period.  Then they talk about how awesome it is and have yet to even fire around with it.   
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Best reflex red dot type sight for the $"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
There are no similar posts.
Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.199 seconds.