Anybody try this Aimpoint


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f4t9r
February 14, 2006, 03:59 PM
Anyone have or tried these
Aimpoint RDS Scope reddot replica , looking for what to expect from this product , want to put it on my AR
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7217903651&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_ReBay_Pr4_PcY_BID_Stores_IT

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UberPhLuBB
February 14, 2006, 06:12 PM
Aimpoint is a brand. Red dot is the term you want in that title. :D

Sorry, I have a problem with people saying "Coke" to refer to all cola, "Kleenex" to refer to all tissue paper, "Band-Aid" to refer to all adhesive bandages, etc. Aimpoint is another one.

That said, I've not used that specific one but I hear the S.P.O.T.s are rugged. The one you link to looks the same but I doubt it is since they are 1/3 the cost.

f4t9r
February 14, 2006, 06:32 PM
Aimpoint is a brand. Red dot is the term you want in that title. :D

Sorry, I have a problem with people saying "Coke" to refer to all cola, "Kleenex" to refer to all tissue paper, "Band-Aid" to refer to all adhesive bandages, etc. Aimpoint is another one.

That said, I've not used that specific one but I hear the S.P.O.T.s are rugged. The one you link to looks the same but I doubt it is since they are 1/3 the cost.

You have got to be joking , it says its a replica but I changed it just for you.
People like this just make me :cuss: :cuss: If you do not like a thread just do not reply. My life will be complete now with all this information. Now Im going to have a Coke to relax and Kleenex to wipe the tears and a Band-Aid to stop the bleeding.

Jack Straw from Wichita
February 14, 2006, 06:36 PM
Anyone have or tried these
Aimpoint RDS Scope reddot replica , looking for what to expect from this product , want to put it on my AR
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7217903651&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_ReBay_Pr4_PcY_BID_Stores_IT

I've got one of these on an SKS. I've only had it to the range once, but it seems to do the job. Optics are decent and the dot is pretty easy to pick up. No obvious blemishes or defects. Fairly easy to adjust windage & elevation, and it held zero reliably.

I don't know how they'd stand up on a high-powered rifle, but on your AR it should do fine. Hope this helps.

-Jack

atblis
February 14, 2006, 06:43 PM
Why don't you buy it, run it through the wringer, and tell us?

f4t9r
February 14, 2006, 06:44 PM
I've got one of these on an SKS. I've only had it to the range once, but it seems to do the job. Optics are decent and the dot is pretty easy to pick up. No obvious blemishes or defects. Fairly easy to adjust windage & elevation, and it held zero reliably.

I don't know how they'd stand up on a high-powered rifle, but on your AR it should do fine. Hope this helps.

-Jack
Helps alot , Thanks
The guy has a 100% feedback so I thought I would try one. I will let you know how it works

UberPhLuBB
February 14, 2006, 06:56 PM
You have got to be joking , it says its a replica but I changed it just for you.
People like this just make me :cuss: :cuss: If you do not like a thread just do not reply. My life will be complete now with all this information. Now Im going to have a Coke to relax and Kleenex to wipe the tears and a Band-Aid to stop the bleeding.

Wow, I gave you some information and got this in reply. I think that was the low road.

Here, I'll do you some more favors and further analyze the auction for you. The guy is in Canada. That means your item could be delayed when it comes into the country, and will probably take a couple of weeks even if it's not delayed. The battery life listed in this auction is "over 50 hours," which probably means 50.0000001 hours. That's pathetic, that's not even 3 days if you accidentally leave it on. While the S.P.O.T., at $150, is no Aimpoint (which has up to 50,000 hours run time), it certainly lasts longer than this $50 thing at 150 hours runtime.

The bottom line is that you get what you pay for. $50 for cheap optics and 50 hours run time, $150 for good optics, very rugged case (has been thrown about in an AR15.com thread, didn't break) and 150 hours runtime, or $400 for very high quality case, optics and 50,000 hours run time. Putting this on a .22 wouldn't require any consideration. But on an AR? That you probably already dropped $1,000+ in to? Why skimp in such a critical category?

Don't Tread On Me
February 14, 2006, 07:06 PM
If I were to spend less than $300 on a reddot type optic, I'd probably go for the Ultradot. $125, lifetime warranty, made in USA - and a lot of the bullseye people swear by them. If they can survive being on a pistol....


Almost ever single cheapie I've seen will washout (dot will not be visable) in any type of bright sunlight.


I live in Florida. It is always bright and sunny. I cannot have washout. This is why I plucked down the $$$ and got the real deal Aimpoint. It does the job, and I don't have to worry about durability, dot brightness, or battery life.


In some cases, you have to pay to play.

mmike87
February 14, 2006, 08:12 PM
What to expect? Crappy battery life. 50 hours? My ML2 gets 10,000 hours and my ML3 50,000 hours of battery life.

This optic may perform OK for the money, but if you want the real thing then save your pennies and get the real thing - it will last nearly forever.

bdutton
February 14, 2006, 09:20 PM
You need to try one of these:

http://www.larrysguns.com/images%5CScopePics%5CUDMD30_sm_framed.jpg

The Ultradot Match Dot with 2,4,6,8 MOA dots (selectable).

More info here: http://www.larrysguns.com/ultradot.asp

(I am not affiliated with ultradot or Larrys Guns. Just a happy consumer!)

GRIFFIN1
February 14, 2006, 11:31 PM
I've had one of these fake aimpoints on my AR-15 for a while now. I've put about 500 rounds through the gun with the scope and it's still working fine. Nothing has come lose or broken.

I bought mine from the same guy you linked to on ebay. I wouldn't take this thing to war, but it's fun to play with it at the range. I think it's worth the $75 or so dollars that it cost.

khadux
February 15, 2006, 02:16 PM
The reviews has been good on these from the ar15.com forum. Comparing to $400, this product may be worth it to plink around at the range. I may try one!

jjw
February 18, 2006, 03:51 PM
go to www.odspec.com and see what they say

they sell a lot and have had no returns

read the evalution of this s.p.o.t.

good luck

jjw

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