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My cousin asked me recently if it is possible to get a decent red dot type scope for ~$150.  I do not have a whole lot of experience with these aside from a couple of russian red dot sights that I've played with and an Aimpoint or two (although I do have a Holosight XLP on order).

 

His price range pretty much rules out Eotechs and Aimpoints. 

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks.

Ilya

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bushnell makes a very good one for about $100. called the trophy, I use one on a Arsenal AK-47 with a forward mount as a scout dot. It has a crosshair, dot and a ring and dot. On the fun factor it rates a 10. It has a 1 inch tube and has held up well thru about a 1000 rounds so far. Tasco makes a good 30 mm and 40 mm dot. All dots share the same problem, they disappear in bright daylight, the trophy uses a polarized lens to built the contrast, aimpoint uses a screw on front lense with a bunch of dots that serves dual purpose of darkening the backround and acting as a sunshade. some dots are green or have a red and green for this purpose. A.C.O.G s are the only one that doesn't suffer from this. Usually 30 and 40 mm dots have their own clamping and mount built into the dot because they are used mostly on handguns. Obviously they are not set for rings. I use a 40 mm Tasco ProPoint on a select fire CAR-16, been there for about 6 years. Works great had to replace the gas rings in the bolt can't remember how many rounds. Aimpoints are great if you can get some else to buy them for you.
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Thanks Dale.  This is going to go onto a Kel-Tec SU-16 rifle (223Rem).

 

So, it sounds like this is between Trophy and ProPoint.  ProPoint seems to have a pretty large 5MOA dot only, so I suppose Trophy is a better choice for this application.

 

Ilya

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The propoint I have has an adjustment to change the size of the dot
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I do not think that current Tasco Propoints have that option.

 

Ilya

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