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I need to invest in some type of optical sight for my Camp.  Main targets are beer cans and pine cones, but if a zombie appears, it would be a pleasure to put him down.  50 yards or less is intended range.  Quick, but precise target acquisition.  Either no batteries or significant run time.  I don't get it out often, and don't wanna have to put batteries in every time I do.   Something I'm not having to constantly adjust to changing conditions desired.

I have zero experience with red dots, reflex sights, etc.  Or should I forget all this and go to a ghost ring/peep sight style?  I just can't see the rear blade of open sights anymore.

I'd prefer to keep cost to $250 or less, but could go higher (max $500???) if I'm really sold on some real life differences. 
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I ran a 9mm Marlin Camp rifle with a Aimpoint H-1 on it, and loved it. Super fast and accurate within 50 yards---I think this is the BEST optic for this rifle. I know it's at the top of your price range, so I would keep an eye out for used one or a sale. 
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Thanks for the leads.  The StrikeFire was on my short list, but wasn't sure I cold get anything worthwhile for $150.  I was looking at the trijicon too.  Aimpoint does seem to have the top tier of red dots covered.
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If you are looking for truly long battery life, Aimpoint has got to be at the top of your list.  If memory serves me right, it will work best with a red dot sight that can use two rings, rather than a single ring common with modern red dot sights.
 Hence one of the 9000SC models is probably a good bet, since it is well within your price range:

Personally, I think Aimpoint Micro would the best choice for your applicaiton, but it is a bit above your price range:

ILya
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Here is a review on the strikefire and SPARC
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:


Personally, I think Aimpoint Micro would the best choice for your applicaiton, but it is a bit above your price range:

ILya
 
This! 
Best red dot EVER!  
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:


Personally, I think Aimpoint Micro would the best choice for your applicaiton, but it is a bit above your price range:

ILya
 
This! 
Best red dot EVER!  


Can you get butler creek caps for this?
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http://swfa.com/Aimpoint-Flip-Open-Lens-Covers-C888.aspx  similar - the aimpoint brand ones stay on better than butler creek caps - better quality.
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Thx guys.  Pretty sure I'm gonna go with the Strikefire.  I just can't justify $500 in optics for what really is a $200 gun that sees 200 rounds per year if there's a good likliehood of being satisfied with $150.. Yeah...I know they fetch north of $600, but only because they were discontinued and are a bit more PC than classic black guns.  I've got other guns (better guns) that need accessorizing too.
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