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Hi all,
 
Well I just wanted some input on these two red dot scopes.  I want to get a red dot scope for my M4 that is somewhere around the $100 range that I will use for varmints at ranges not much further than 100 yards. 
 
The two that I liked are the Bushnell 1X32 Trophy Red Dot Sight and the Barska 1X30 M16 sight.  Which of the two would be the best choice for me?
 
Any advice from anyone who has used these or knows about them is greatly appreciated!
 
 
PS- I was told to just bite the bullet and save up for an EOTech Holosight because that would be the absolute best thing to use for the ranges that I want to use my M4 for.  Is this true? And which EOTech should I get? And is it worth the extra money compared to the two listed above?
 
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Welcome to The OT!
 
 
Trophy.
 
Never used the Trophy, but I have used the Eotech's. If you go with an EO, I'd get the AA battery type.
 
The battery life king of red dots is still the Aimpoint though. You could get a ML2, 4 MOA dot Aimpoint for a decent price.
Bear in mind, you'll need a mounting device with the Aimpoint.
 
If your budget is tight, I'd try the Trophy out. If not, the EO or the Aimpoint is nice.
 
Best of luck!!
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The Bushnells aren't too bad, but the battery life is a bit limited. There are some new Bushnells that have an auto-on feature that is pretty nice and effectively improves battery life buy requiring the scope to be on all the time.


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Thanks for the replys guys.
 
My budget is a little tight, but I might just wait and save up before I go buy anything that way I can actually get something good. I also found the New Truglo 2x42 Dual Color Red Dot Sight on the website. Is Truglo any good?
 
Here's the link. Hopefully it works
 
Thanks again
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No experience with the Tru-Glo, Brother. If you do get it, please come back and report for us.
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I read some reviews of the Truglo and it seems that it's no good...
 
I might just save up for an Aimpoint...what size moa dot would be suitable for hunting with an AR in the 50-100 yd. range?
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Originally posted by Ironman8 Ironman8 wrote:

I read some reviews of the Truglo and it seems that it's no good...
 
I might just save up for an Aimpoint...what size moa dot would be suitable for hunting with an AR in the 50-100 yd. range?
 
Hunting what?
Bigger game, (deer) use the 4 MOA dot, smaller varmints, I'd go with the 2 MOA dot version.  
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Probably both but mostly smaller game...thanks for the reply
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one of the trophies has a dial in with 4 reticles, and have used on an ak47 with an ultimak mt. for several k rds, works great, another good choice with a 38 mm tube is tascos with a 5 moa dot. you can get bushnells holosight for 100 less than the eo which is better than any of the dots. The scout dot set ups are good on helmets out to 200 yds.

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Ok guys I really do appreciate the help and I'm sorry if I'm sounding redundant on all this stuff but the world of red dot sights and holosights is completely new to me as i've only ever used scopes for my rifles....
 
So is the Bushnell holosight just as good (quality) as the EOTech?
 
And is a Holosight really better than a red dot sight for hunting small to medium game at 50-100 yds.??? I was under the impression that those were mainly for CQB?....
 
And one last thing...on the 2X Aimpoints, I heard that the FOV sucked on them. Is this true?
 
Again, thanks for the help & sorry if I'm redundant
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Bushnell Holosight and the Eotech are virtually the same unit, EXCEPT the Eotech is more robust and spec'd for combat, while the Bushy is more for hunting and range use.
 
If you have the money, get a Aimpoint ML3 with a 2 MOA dot.
GREAT battery life, small 2 MOA dot that won't obscure the small creatures your shooting.
 
Get a Aimpoint mount and your done!!
Viola!!
 
Never used the 2x Aimpoint. I also heard the FOV is less than stellar.
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Originally posted by Dale Clifford Dale Clifford wrote:

one of the trophies has a dial in with 4 reticles, and have used on an ak47 with an ultimak mt. for several k rds, works great, another good choice with a 38 mm tube is tascos with a 5 moa dot. you can get bushnells holosight for 100 less than the eo which is better than any of the dots. The scout dot set ups are good on helmets out to 200 yds.

 
 Dale, if I'm reading this correctly, you think the Bushnell Holosight is better than an Aimpoint?  Please elaborate, as I have no experience with either one, but I've always heard the aimpoint was on a whole different level. Thanks.  I've been toying with the idea of getting (something?) maybe before next fall. 
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referring mostly to "sporting" goods stuff here-- go out and play for the afternoon, a ~$400 aimpoint for military use is a different animal. whether the aimpoint is better or eo is "better" is a personal preference. at any target past 100 yds I have to concentrate harder (translate longer on the target) with the eo, but up to 100 yds, I sweep the eo through the target.

In any case the turret adjustments of the sporting goods class, are iffy- given a 2 or 4 moa dot the 1/4" clicks are fairley meaningless, the best one can hope for is consistency, which may happen or not (just like a scope). The quality of these adjustments are best in the aimpoints (as they should be for the price) as eo's sometimes do not give the same movement in the projection as the clicks would indicate.

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