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    Default Red dot sights

    any preferences on red dot sights on your AR15 6.8mm's?

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    I really like my holosun 503c. I think the solar panel is genius on them and it has features like auto-on (motion)
    auto dim (light sensing) and the circle/dot reticle. It is very small, however and you will either love or hate its size..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    I really like my holosun 503c. I think the solar panel is genius on them and it has features like auto-on (motion)
    auto dim (light sensing) and the circle/dot reticle. It is very small, however and you will either love or hate its size..
    I used my EOTECH refund for a Holosun ACSS version. It's been a fantastic and lightweight replacement. I'm getting them for all my SBR uppers.

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    I have been very happy with my Aimpoint M4S. I easily hit targets out to 300 yards and the single AA battery lasts for years but I change it out every year. I need to spend more time with it at longer range but have not had the range time I have wanted.
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    Maybe it's just my slowly aging eyes, but I really don't like trying to hone in on anything over 200yds with a red dot, just due to the larger MOA nature of the dot itself. I just prefer a scope at that point. I will definitely hit a target gong, but not with the level of precision I prefer. That said, I've toyed with several red dots from cheap to USA made more expensive models from BSA junk to EOTechs. Currently, I have a very inexpensive Red Dot I actually think is "usable" for the money in the $100 range, made by Sightmark. It's actually pretty stable, doesn't seem to wander, has lots of options. Made in China, so take that for what it's worth. But for a Chinese mass produced red dot, it's one of the better ones I think. That said, if I was to shop on a budget just above the price tag of the cheaper Chinese stuff, there are quite a few better options.

    For the money, I think C-More sights are really nice. Probably one of the best professional level bang-for-buck in the $200-$400 range, imo. I say this, because in general, I really don't have the $500+ to dump on a holographic sight for every rifle I have. So, sticking to something more affordable tends to be something most average Joe's look for. I currently don't have a C-More, but I have used one, and everyone I know who has had one, really likes them. If I had to go shopping for a red dot right now, that's probably what I would end up with.
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    My 6.8 doesn't wear one, but I have a Vortex SPARC on one AR and a SPARC II on another. The 2 moa dot makes precise aiming easier. Haven't tried it beyond 100 yds. Small size, 10 brightness levels, long battery life and works well. We have antler restrictions requiring a 13" inside spread to be legal, so I went with a scope on my 6.8. If I didn't need the magnification, it would also have a SPARC on it.

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    I've run the gamut of Sig red dots, Holosun, Aimpoint T2, Trijicon MRO, and I like all of them. But the clear winner--to me--is the Trij MRO. I like the larger objective that seems to make the unit's walls disappear. The T2 is superlative, but I prefer the MRO. The Holosun units are awesome, but bigger/heavier than the micro units.

    And, like was mentioned, the red dot is for inside 200yds for me. Beyond that, give me some magnification.

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    Default Vortex SPARC weekend deal at PSA

    If I didn't already have two I would take advantage of this......

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    I have a T-2 on my 556 SBR which is a great red dot. I recently SBR'ed a Scorpion EVO and wanted a red dot but didn't want to spend the money on another T-2. I bought one of the Primary Arms Advanced Micro Dots for around $150 and have been really impressed with it.

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    I also have a PA advanced micro dot. Very good optic for the $$$.


 

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