Cheap Red Dot

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  1. psi2941

    psi2941 XDTalk 100 Member

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    I know Echo Tech and Aim Point is the best but I can't shell out 400-500 dollars (more like I’m not willing) for a "red dot" so whets the cheapest red dot, that is decent quality?
    looking for 100 dollars or less.
     
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    RAPTORAZ XDTalk 100 Member

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    I have a Tasco that I got from Wally World for $30 on my M&P15-22. Seems to be working great so far. Not sure how it would hold up to a real AR's heavier recoil.

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    ForTehNguyen XDTalk 5K Member Founding Member

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    jrev04 XDTalk 500 Member

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    my spot scope was around 100 if i remember right......

    i forget where i got it from though ha
     
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    +1 for Primary Arms:p
     
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    florida boy XDTalk 100 Member

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    they do get up their in price. bass pro has some for around 75-150.
     
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    R7Tac XDTalk 100 Member

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    +1 for Primary Arms

    Mine holds zero pretty good, this is a target after 3 different trips to the range w/ the PA red dot (rapid fire 50yards)

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    C-More runs about $250. 7.62x39 at 100yrds. Scope is about 2 yrs old.

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    +1 for primary arms
     
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    psi2941 XDTalk 100 Member

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    or the M3 clone they have also
     
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    You also can't go wrong with the Vortex StrikeFire. Lifetime warranty, high mount to co-witness with iron sights, and comes with a 2x screw in doubler. I had one on my last AR-15, and I will be ordering another one soon for my new AR.

    Vortex | 1x30 StrikeFire Red Dot AR15 Riflescope | SFRD-AR15

    My old AR:
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    Mercmar XDTalk 5K Member

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    Unless you're a member of Rambolistas Anonymous, then you'll be hard-pressed to beat the proven Tasco PDP3. Used in competiton for years. I'm currently using four. My original PDP3 is about 15-yrs-old and has withstood the recoil of a Mod 29 Smith .44 Magnum. Contrary to the billing, the PDP3 in the enclosed link doesn't have a T reticle, but a 5 m.o.a. dot, and it does use two 2032 batteries, instead of 1, which makes for a really bright dot.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Tasco-Propoint-1x25-Riflescope-T-Reticle/dp/B0000A0AHQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1258314686&sr=8-1]Amazon.com: Tasco Propoint 1x25 Riflescope w/T-Reticle: Electronics[/ame]
     
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    XD40OD XDTalk 100 Member

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    Sig Sauer mini red dot... made by one of the sub companies for aimpoint...
    SIG Store
     
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    im really happy with my truglo holographic sight. not the tube one but the one that is like the eotech. it was $70 and has 4 reticles its green and red with 5 brightness settings in each color.

    i put it on my 10/22 charger but i plan on buying one for my ar15
     
  17. psi2941

    psi2941 XDTalk 100 Member

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    yea i'm really looking for a non tube one. I think target accusation would be faster on a eotech style vs a tube.


    truglo holographic sight is something i am looking for but i want the battery to be AA or AAA
     
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    right now im running the aimpoint m68. like it and know it will work in any thing i put up aginst.
     
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    NevadaXJ I almost ran to me safe to see if my AR was in there. But then I noticed the Red Dot on yours, I don't have one of those yet.
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