AR15 22lr Optic


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matai
January 9, 2010, 04:27 AM
Hey I wanted to get a cheap red dot to keep zeroed for just my .22lr conversion bolt. Do you guys think the Primary Arms Micro Dot (Gen 3) would work well for that? Does anybody know if the emergency release lever would allow it to be removed quickly and replaced without losing zero?

http://www.primaryarms.com/product.sc?productId=304&categoryId=5

Since I just replace the bolt to shoot .22lr would you guys have any other suggestions for something I could slap on to shoot .22lr?

I'll be just using irons for now with 5.56, saving up for an ACOG.

Thanks

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Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
January 9, 2010, 07:34 AM
May I suggest that you're fundamentally approaching a rimfire optic the wrong way? A rimfire is a precision tool, made to shoot small critters or small groups. The optic that let's you take advantage of that tool is a magnified one. Even if you use a 1x optic for your .223 or other centerfire caliber on that rifle, such as irons or an ESD, which makes sense, if you are going to have a separate optic dedicated to the rimfire as you describe, chances are you will be somewhere on the order of 100 times happier with a magnified optic. Something like a 2-7, 3-9, 3-10, 4-12, something like that. Or even a fixed 4 or 1-4. Shooting a bullseye or squirrel at 50 yards is much much much easier with a 4x or 6x or greater magnification than with the sloppy / fuzzy outline of a cheap red dot.

matai
January 9, 2010, 07:58 AM
That's a really good point but I already have a hunting and target 22's so I thought I'd go a little different route to make it more of an ar15 trainer/fun toy/plinker.

I will eventually be getting a 3x acog and if I could find a semi cheap 3x acog clone with even just a normal scope reticle I'd definately get it.

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