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My nephew is going to start hunting this year and my brother wants to set a red dot (easier for young children) on the rifle.  His shots will be short; a max of 100yds and obviously doesn't want to drop a lot of money for this one.
Question:  Which one (if any) would be best in the sub-$200 range? 
The only experience I've had with red dots was a friend's junker BSA.
FWIW, I think it'll be on a New England .243 as he wants to keep the entire package at $400.
 
Thanks for your help!
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Vortex makes a couple that a decent.  I had the strike fire for a while.  I ended up selling it, but it was a decent red dot.  
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Vortex SPARC

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  • 2 MOA Red Dot
  • Night Vision Compatible
  • 2x Magnifier
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Do you think the 1/2 MOA dot on that scope was plenty big enough to make it easy for a kid to find?  I've no clue about these things...crosshairs and mil dots only for me..
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Vortex SPARC

Vortex SPARC Red Dot Sight Vortex SPARC Red Dot Sight
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  • 2 MOA Red Dot
  • Night Vision Compatible
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Just wondering, is this one better than the StrikeFire?  Would the 2 MOA dot be better than the 1/2 MOA that the SF has?  I see some of these that have up to a 5 MOA dot, but no idea as to which sizes would be too big/too small for deer out to 100.
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2MOA will cover roughly 2 inches a 100yds,  1 inch at 50 yds....
 
That will certainly cover the vitals of any deer. 
 
1/2 would be to small to see.  2MOA is about  my all time favorite is terms of size
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

2MOA will cover roughly 2 inches a 100yds,  1 inch at 50 yds....
 
That will certainly cover the vitals of any deer. 
 
1/2 would be to small to see.  2MOA is about  my all time favorite is terms of size
Glad I asked; I'll get one ordered.  Thanks for your help!
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The strike fire has a 4 moa dot. 1/2 moa would be tiny indeed

I dont think i would like 2 moa. I borrowed cheapticks 4 moa and thought it was perfect. I wouldn't want any smaller
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

The strike fire has a 4 moa dot. 1/2 moa would be tiny indeed

I dont think i would like 2 moa. I borrowed cheapticks 4 moa and thought it was perfect. I wouldn't want any smaller

The 4 MOA dot on the Aimpoint Micro "seems" to be 3 MOA or so, doesn't it? 

Other Aimpoints I've owned/used that had 4 MOA dots appeared to be larger than the Micros 4 MOA dot.  
I say that never having them side by side to compare, so maybe I'm wrong.  
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

The strike fire has a 4 moa dot. 1/2 moa would be tiny indeed

I dont think i would like 2 moa. I borrowed cheapticks 4 moa and thought it was perfect. I wouldn't want any smaller
 
I checked it again and the listing shows "Choice of 4MOA dot color..", but when I clicked on the individual item it shows that it has a 1/2 MOA in the Specifications section.  Is it just listed wrong?  Also, the low mounts would be better than the high mounts for a bolt gun, right?
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I think the 1/2 moa is the adjustment per click.
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Yes low would be better. The high is for an AR
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Thanks much for all the help!
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