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#7100257 - 03/03/18 07:48 PM Red dot sight help
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Registered: 12/21/14
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I have a photon on my AR but was wanting a red dot scope to put on this 45 degree mount.

Any recommendations?

https://www.amazon.com/Offset-Angle-Rail...fset+Rail+Mount https://www.amazon.com/Offset-Angle-Rail...fset+Rail+Mount

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#7100413 - 03/03/18 11:45 PM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Personally I'm a fan of the Vortex Sparq II, but I think you'll want something smaller like a micro red dot. Vortex also makes the Venom which is probably what you're looking for.

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#7100602 - 03/04/18 09:39 AM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Been very happy with my Bushnell trs-25 and hey are cheap. Without a doubt the best $50 sight you can buy. But if you’ve got more to spend, there are a lot of options.


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#7100640 - 03/04/18 10:24 AM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Been very happy with my Burris Fast Fire 3. Wish I would’ve bought the smaller dot, but live and learn
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#7103327 - 03/06/18 06:56 PM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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#7104050 - 03/07/18 01:02 PM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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I’ve never owned a Sightmark but sold them. They had a habit of working for 3-6 months and then the illumination would crap out. There are a number of brands like that.
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#7104153 - 03/07/18 02:47 PM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Vortex Strikefire II. Comes in a couple different models and if you look hard enough you can find it fairly cheap.

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#7104567 - 03/07/18 10:09 PM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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You get what you pay for, you’ll be disappointed with the air soft crap if you actually want to use it.

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#7104790 - 03/08/18 08:53 AM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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The Photon is the only Sightmark product I would ever consider purchasing. Everything else is of dubious reliablity. If you want a budget micro red dot look at the Burris Fast Fire or one of the Vortex offerings. If you don't mind the weight the Bushnell TRS25 is a decent budget offering, as are Holosun and Primary Arms. Bear in mind I would not trust my life to any of those.
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#7104846 - 03/08/18 09:43 AM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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for fun or serious use?

assuming fun given your pricepoint objective.

I put one of these on my 10/22 a few months back, felt silly having an Aimpoint T1 on it which got moved to a more "serious" AR

It's a nice little red dot..
http://www.bushnell.com/tactical/riflescopes/ar-optics/advance-red-dot


There is a company based out of Houston who's name escapes me at the minute that gets good feedback on red dot chinese clones..
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#7104887 - 03/08/18 10:09 AM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: ccoker]
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Originally Posted By: ccoker


There is a company based out of Houston who's name escapes me at the minute that gets good feedback on red dot chinese clones..



Primary arms

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#7105975 - 03/09/18 08:11 AM Re: Red dot sight help [Re: SR025]
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Originally Posted By: SR025
Originally Posted By: ccoker


There is a company based out of Houston who's name escapes me at the minute that gets good feedback on red dot chinese clones..



Primary arms


yep!
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