Best Cheap Red Dot Sight

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  1. HPD SRT

    HPD SRT XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    I no way have enough for what I want right now so...... What is the absolute Bar None best Red Dot Sight at $100 or lower?
     
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    HPD SRT XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    Accurate? If so how far by chance?

    Edit......HAHA
     
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    Just "borrow" one from the HPD SRT weapons chache. The armoror wont mind. :D
     
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    it's pretty accurate, we were shooting tin-cans in the woods when i tried it, so i couldn't tell you what kind of groupings it was getting...

    CTD is great, but they usually rape you in shipping... i find that if i'm going to buy a bunch of stuff and CTD has it, it's a better deal, but if i was going to buy just one item, i'll go somewhere else...

    Barska Electro Sight Multi Reticle Red Dot Sight AC10632 w/ FREE UPS <- $75 + free shipping at optics planet. this would probably come out even or a couple bucks cheaper than CTD. ;)
     
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    HPD SRT XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    That looks like a good deal there...

    Hehe.....I wish... How about a Eotech w/3xmagnifier with flip to side mount....oh and throw in those Troy flip up irons will ya.....:D
     
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    I've been looking too. These are my low cost candidates right now.

    TruGlo Red Dot 30MM w/ FREE UPS TG8030C2 TG8030B2 TG8030B $70
    BSA Optics 42mm Red Dot Sights w/ FREE UPS Riflescope Rifle scope $57

    For just a little over $100 there's this one.
    Tasco Propoint 1x32mm 5 MOA Red Dot Rifle Scope PDTS132 FREE SHIPPING 1x32 Sight Red-Dot Riflescopes 1 x 32 $109

    I think you'll need a mounting piece still so that adds to the cost. This is why I'm leaning towards sticking with iron sights for now and just going for an EOTech or Bushnell later. If I'm not mistaken, those will be at the right height without an additional mounting piece.
     
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    just save and get what u want, it'll be worth it
     
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    I've got the Simmons 30mm red dot as a cheap one for now. While sighting in my irons sights last weekend, my wife wanted to shoot my AR. She's got a left eye dominance thing, so I put the red dot on it. Straight out of the box, she shot a 2" group at 25 yards (shooting a full 30 rounds) without me even adjusting it, or her ever shooting an AR before.
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    picked it up at MidwayUSA for $32

    pretty impressed for the price
     
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    Did it attach directly to your flat top? Did you need a riser?
     
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    I bought this, and liked it, but it winked every once in a while when shooting. I changed the batteries and stretched the spring, but haven't gotten it back out to the range for follow-up testing.

    MidwayUSA - Leatherwood Hi-Lux Tactical Red Dot Sight 30mm Tube 1x 5 MOA Dot with Integral Weaver-Style Mount Matte

    Then I bought this for my SBR. Loved it - it gives a perfect lower-1/3 cowitness with irons and held zero well. I took it off my SBR when I bought an EOTech and the Walther will do duty on the AK for now.

    MidwayUSA - Walther PS22 Tactical Red Dot Sight 30mm Tube 1x 5 MOA Dot with Picatinny-Style Mount Matte

    I highly recommend the Walther, even though it says "Walther" on the side.

    ETA - the Walther has a blue tint to the optics, but they're nice and clear. Didn't bother me, it was like looking through some very light sunglasses.
     
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    save and get an eotech, youll be glad you did
     
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