Cheaper alternative to offset Docter red dot?


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Baron
April 24, 2009, 02:41 AM
Hi all - the little Docter Optics red dot sure is a great thing to have as an extra on a gun that's already got some glass on it. Lots of folks mount them offset at 45 degrees, simply tilting the gun and being able to use the tiny red dot for close range shooting. Jerry Miculek does this quite often with his ARs.

I'd love to have a similar setup for a gun I'm building - it will have a 6x scope on top, but I'd love the ability to have a close-range reflex sight. Problem is I hate to spend $400 on such a minor part of the big picture; anybody have any suggestions for something small and light like the Docter unit that is a bit more reasonable?

I suppose some sort of offset mount with a small red dot would do the same thing...I just hate to add the bulk of a conventional, big-ol' red dot sight to an otherwise high-speed, low-drag stick.

After a little searching, here's a link directly to a pic of ol' Jerry using that cute little sight. I guess this setup is pretty common in 3-gun stuff.

http://media.photobucket.com/image/jerry%20miculek%20ar-15/evileyeswatchin/o0ta9w.jpg


Thanks, all.

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Roccobro
May 3, 2009, 06:50 PM
I had found two knock off Doctors sights when I was interested a year or so back. Cheapest was the around $70, the other was $140. Don't remember the brands or where they came from.

Here was a recommended Burris Fastfire at $200.
http://www.swfa.com/showcategory.aspx?categoryid=1220&resetfilter=true

Justin

JWarren
May 3, 2009, 07:14 PM
I'd go with the Fastfire II. It is waterproof.


-- John

rcmodel
May 3, 2009, 07:50 PM
I'd go with the JP Short Range Iron Sight on a 45 degree forearm rail.

Better that then a cheap red-dot that blows chunks when you need it most.

You know the JP isn't gonna break down on you!
And you don't have to turn it on, or change the batterys!

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=191788&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=free&utm_campaign=10636

Scroll down about 1/4 way for better pictures:
http://www.jprifles.com/1.6.4.php

rc

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