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Old March 19th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the replies. Looks like the Vortex is a fan favorite. Let's throw a wrench in the works - if I could go the extra money and do a $400 optic, would the consensus then be the Aimpoint micro?
Yes. I do love vortex but I would much rather have the micro if it was an option.

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SnP - I will be trying out the Burris Fastfire III on a CASM RD mount (sits in place of rear sight. About $325 for the setup - CASM mounts are at www.m14.ca if you want to see what they offer. They have a "peep" hole to use iron sighting.

Received a CASM rail today and it looks as good as the pictures show.

I'll know more after I've had a chance to work with it. (peep and Burris).
I know for a fact that the FastFire will hold up to the punishment of a Desert Eagle .50. That same pistol broke (destroyed) the Zeiss Compact Point red dot in less than one magazine, on more than one occasion. The owner got tired of replacing (under warranty) the Zeiss before he could even get it sighted in. So he bought a FastFire and is very happy with it.

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Get an Aimpoint Pro...

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Thanks for all the replies. Looks like the Vortex is a fan favorite. Let's throw a wrench in the works - if I could go the extra money and do a $400 optic, would the consensus then be the Aimpoint micro?


You are really going to have to get online and look up the spec sheets on the Aimpoint H-1 and the Vortex SPARC to compare what differences matter to you the most. Some people mentioned battery life, actually the sparc has a 4.7 month continious run battery life. It has a six hour auto shutoff if you forget to shut it down. The big selling point to me was the 2 moa dot, the multi heigth mounting system, and the included doubler. The 2moa dot lets you reach out a little farther w/o covering up your target as opposed to the 4moa Aimpoint. After all, that's why we shoot .308's instead of .223!!! I heard the rumor that Aimpoint is going to offer the Micro in a 2moa dot, tried to confirm it by calling/e-mailing Aimpoint, but never got a return call. I did call Vortex on some questions, and got a rep right away. To me that means that Aimpoint thinks it is just too big, to mess with us as individuals. Add to that the $200 difference in price. Your choice. dozier

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i had eotechs and aimpoints, decided at 54 i was tier10 and sold them and bought voretex sparcs. i love them.

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Vortex strikefire or SParc (depending if you want full size or micro )

I own it its fantastic.

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You are really going to have to get online and look up the spec sheets on the Aimpoint H-1 and the Vortex SPARC to compare what differences matter to you the most. Some people mentioned battery life, actually the sparc has a 4.7 month continious run battery life. It has a six hour auto shutoff if you forget to shut it down. The big selling point to me was the 2 moa dot, the multi heigth mounting system, and the included doubler. The 2moa dot lets you reach out a little farther w/o covering up your target as opposed to the 4moa Aimpoint. After all, that's why we shoot .308's instead of .223!!! I heard the rumor that Aimpoint is going to offer the Micro in a 2moa dot, tried to confirm it by calling/e-mailing Aimpoint, but never got a return call. I did call Vortex on some questions, and got a rep right away. To me that means that Aimpoint thinks it is just too big, to mess with us as individuals. Add to that the $200 difference in price. Your choice. dozier
Dozier, your post is quite misleading. The aim point is also available in 2moa dot (the comp ML3, compM3) also compm4

i realize you meant the micro sights, but i wanted to clarify for the OP.

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Or pay the $400 to get a new Aimpoint, and then save $100 on batteries...
Agreed. I just picked up 2 Aimpoint Pro's for $400 each (shipped). 2 MOA dot, covers, spacer /mount included...

Helluva deal

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thats a good point, i have my compml2 and it will last my entire lifetime on the few batters stored in my pistol grip.

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there is also a lot to be said for the riostat rotating actuation knob, as opposed to crappy digital buttons.

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I don't think you can get an Aimpoint Micro for $400. Last fall Midway had a great sale on them for $500, but that's the cheapest I've seen them and that was w/o mount or any other goodies just the optic.

However, as has been pointed out you can get an Aimpoint Pro for $400 shipped if you look around. I have one and I love it. I originally bought it and an ARMS gooseneck mount for an A2 carbine that was in the shop at the time. Just for fun I put it on an A2-format rifle and it was great. Just today I finally got it zeroed on the carbine - again great. At $400 shipped, I think it's one of the best deals going.

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I don't think you can get an Aimpoint Micro for $400. Last fall Midway had a great sale on them for $500, but that's the cheapest I've seen them and that was w/o mount or any other goodies just the optic.

However, as has been pointed out you can get an Aimpoint Pro for $400 shipped if you look around. I have one and I love it. I originally bought it and an ARMS gooseneck mount for an A2 carbine that was in the shop at the time. Just for fun I put it on an A2-format rifle and it was great. Just today I finally got it zeroed on the carbine - again great. At $400 shipped, I think it's one of the best deals going.
Correct. A package deal from Larue will run you about $575 for an H-1 and about $625 for a T-1.

For $400, the Aimpoint PRO is a better deal than anything else on the market in that price range. Buy once, cry once.

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Correct. A package deal from Larue will run you about $575 for an H-1 and about $625 for a T-1.

For $400, the Aimpoint PRO is a better deal than anything else on the market in that price range. Buy once, cry once.
Or buy twice...in the case of buying two Aimpoint PRO's

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Thanks for all the help, guys. I will definitely take a look at the Aimpoint pro.

Next question: where is the best place to buy one online?

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Thanks for all the help, guys. I will definitely take a look at the Aimpoint pro.

Next question: where is the best place to buy one online?
Buy with the utmost confidence right here:

http://www.laruetactical.com/aimpoin...-optic-w-mount

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