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I currently am running an EOTech 512 on my AR. I just recently started shooting 3 Gun and am having a real hard time with shots over 150yds. I was considering swapping the EOTech for a 1-4x optic, but I really like the EOTech for CQ. I think I am just going to get a magnifier to use with my 512. I have searched all across the interwebs and have narrowed it down to a few models. I am trying to decide between the Mako Group and Sightmark. Can anyone offer any insught to these two?

Also, what power magnifier would be best suited for 3 Gun... 3x, 5x or 7x? The range I compete at has had shots anywhere from 100 - 300yds.
 
And lastly, Can anyone recommend a good yet inexpensive Flip To Side mount? I believe the Mako comes with a quick twist mount, but if I go with the Sightmark then I need some sort of quick detach mount for it and I woudl prefer a Flip to Side.
 
Thanks in advance
 
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you do know that the magnifier also magnifies the dot as well right? you would have a 3MOA dot using a 3x magnifier and and 5MOA dot with the 5x magnifier and so on.  It won't be very precise.  A GOOD 1x4 would be a better option.  check this new one out due out soon. 

 
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Wow! Thanks. I think yopu have made me reconsider. I really like the look of that Donut of Death reticle.
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Mako = Junk. Thumbs Down


Shooting buddy of mine bought one and I got to play with it on his .45 carbine. It's not well made at all and fast target acquisition is no longer an option. 



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I just got my Aimpoint 3X magnifier; I see now why it costs so much.  Very tough, suprisingly heavy for a small scope; superb optics.  As always, in optics, you get what you pay for.
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