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Old May 30th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Best Cheap Red-Dot sight.

Hi all,
I'm looking to add a red-dot sight to one of my air rifles. The front and rear irons on it are damaged, and I don't want to go through the time, effort, and money in returning them back to original glory.

I'm throwing in the towel and buying a red-dot. I'm sure it will also end up doubling as a backup sight for one of my firearms.

Is there a good make and model you recommend? I know EOtech and Aimpoint are the best, but there's no way I'm dropping that kind of loot (too rich for my blood!).

I'm thinking $100-150 is the absolute max I want to spend! Also, PM me if you have a good used one that you could part with.

What do you think of Bushnell? What model?


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Old May 30th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #2
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vortex strikefire, anything cheaper and your really rolling the dice.

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Old May 30th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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i vote for bushnell TRS-25 can be had for under $80 new.

I have 2 of them, one on my sks bullpup and one on my remington 870. holds zero, and its super bright on max, too bright even for sunny texas noon.

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Primary Arms Micro Dot. I run them on several of my AK's (7.62 and 5.45) and a dedicated .22 AR. Hands down the best little red dot for the money. Get the one with the removable base and you can add a riser if necessary.

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Old May 30th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #5
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Bushnell Trs25. I love it.

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Old May 30th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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The Bushnell TRS-25, the Primary Arms red dot, or the Vortex Sparc. All are good cheap choices. Each has it's cons.

Bushnell - You can't remove the base

Primary Arms - Hard to find

Vortex Sparc - Lots of green tint on the lens

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TRS-25 on my SOCOM II. Plenty of great reviews on YouTube.

Also heard great things about the Vortex, but only have experience with their scopes.

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Old May 31st, 2013, 06:27 PM   #9
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try and get a used lucid hd7 - those

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I've heard great things about Vortex and Primary Arms as far as budget equipment is concerned.

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I would vote vortex because you can buy one used and its now covered under the VIP warranty. I did that from one on EBay and it didn't work so I sent vortex an email saying I bought it second hand and it wasn't working. They got back to me no joke within 12 hours ( sent the email Friday night) and they got back to me Saturday morning saying just send it back and we will see what we can do. So I sent it back and before my scope even arrived I received a brand new scope. That's customer service if you ask me and since then I have even sold on their optics ever since!!!!!

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