Are there any Good Red Dots under $100


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Lonerider357
June 19, 2012, 02:59 PM
Title says it all. I just want something to plink with and if needed for HD that quick to aim with, especially in low light.

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Sky
June 19, 2012, 03:05 PM
yes there are: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=608749 the cheap red dot thread....

highorder
June 19, 2012, 03:06 PM
The PA Micro (https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_Micro_Dot_With_Removable_Base_p/md-06.htm) is excellent.

tomrkba
June 19, 2012, 03:08 PM
For plinking/range use...sure.

For defense, no.

CDW4ME
June 19, 2012, 03:14 PM
Check out the Bushnell TRS-25
I've got a couple, definitely paid under $100
Read many favorable reviews prior to purchase

Chopdoktor
June 19, 2012, 03:16 PM
Count me as another vote for the Bushnell TRS-25. I love that thing. I run a few of them on stuff from .22 to 7.62x54. The usually run around $90 on amazon.com.

mberoose
June 19, 2012, 03:44 PM
I had a Primary Arms micro-dot I bought off someone here, I liked it a lot. Would definitely recommend it.

plouffedaddy
June 19, 2012, 03:52 PM
PA Micro dot and TRS 25 are great optics for the money.

I did a review of the PA Micro Dot a bit ago....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxQJ9nSU1Ws&feature=g-upl

Well Now
June 19, 2012, 04:39 PM
I use this one on my daytime hog gun. http://swfa.com/Truglo-1x34-Tru-Brite-Open-Red-Dot-Sight-P48839.aspx

taliv
June 19, 2012, 04:58 PM
no.

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June 19, 2012, 05:28 PM
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wnycollector
June 19, 2012, 06:03 PM
I have a TRS-25 and the PA Micro Dot. Both do a good job at the range for not much money.

wally
June 19, 2012, 09:59 PM
For plinking/range use...sure.

For defense, no.

If it needs batteries, no for defense no matter how much it costs unless you've got a back up sighting option.

meanmrmustard
June 19, 2012, 10:39 PM
I second this. I'd trust my life to one, no questions asked. I've beat the hell outta mine, and it asks for seconds. Add to that a sub $100 pricing and less than a quarter pound weight, what's not to like?

Flamers prepare: I like the TRS 25 waaaayyyy more than the Vortex.

meanmrmustard
June 19, 2012, 10:41 PM
no.
Little quick to judge methinks.

TRS-25. I'd trust my life to it, whatever that's worth. It's a value well past it's price tag, and spanks Vortex.

kcshooter
June 19, 2012, 11:53 PM
Check out the Bushnell TRS-25Another vote.

I've got one on a Mossberg 590 with at least 800 rounds thru it. Probably over 1000. (I don't really keep a good round count anymore.)

But I assure you, if it can handle that recoil for that many rounds, and cost $80 (botach.com), I'm a believer. That thing has taken a few hits, too.

I have another one on an AR with about 2000-2500 rounds thru it. Not as much recoil on the AR but it is set up on a true cowitness and has never gone out of zero. I've not adjusted it since the first time I sighted it in 2 years ago.

greyling22
June 20, 2012, 11:00 AM
+1 tr25

Sky
June 20, 2012, 11:01 AM
TSR-25 I also have one but it has not gotten much use; it has always been good to go. About the only thing I have against cheap red dots is some have critical parallax as far as accuracy requiring a good consistent cheek weld. .

carbine85
June 20, 2012, 01:54 PM
I'm having great success with this dot sight http://leapers.com/prod_detail.php?mitem=optic&level1=&level2=&itemno=SCP-DS3840W&status=&mtrack=m
I have the Burris Fast Fire and it sucks. It's hard see and hard to adjust, over priced for what you get.

browningguy
June 20, 2012, 09:22 PM
Another vote for the TRS 25, I put one on my AR57 upper and recently got another one for my Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44.

jim243
June 20, 2012, 09:25 PM
I also use the TRS-25, but for pistol. For my AR I use the Walther PS-55 and it works exceptional well even at 100 yards.

Jim

holdencm9
June 20, 2012, 11:18 PM
This thread inspired me to order a TRS 25 just now for my AR. I have been tempted for awhile to get a Vortex Strikefire but just haven't pulled the trigger. Figure for $80 I can give the TRS 25 a shot, and if I don't like it or don't trust it, put it on my Buck Mark in the future for fun plinking.

ilivas
June 20, 2012, 11:44 PM
PA micro. It fits on aim point micro mounts too.

meanmrmustard
June 21, 2012, 07:50 AM
This thread inspired me to order a TRS 25 just now for my AR. I have been tempted for awhile to get a Vortex Strikefire but just haven't pulled the trigger. Figure for $80 I can give the TRS 25 a shot, and if I don't like it or don't trust it, put it on my Buck Mark in the future for fun plinking.
To me, having used the same AR with both red dots you listed, the TRS trumps the vortex. Lighter, smaller, and smaller dot with no discern able parallax.

Walkalong
June 21, 2012, 08:16 AM
For plinking? Heck yes. For HD? None I would trust.

The PA stuff is good for the money. I have this one (https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_Micro_Dot_With_Fixed_Base_p/md-07.htm) on a .22 AR (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=160884&d=1331648854) and it works great. The TRS is pretty nice for the money as well. A buddy has one, and it works well. I have an old Tasco red dot I have used of and on on different guns for years, and it just won't quit.

madcratebuilder
June 21, 2012, 09:21 AM
It's rare to see the hive agree on something like this. I would have said the PA micro. I need to look at the TRS 25. For a serious SD situation I would only trust irons.

kcshooter
June 21, 2012, 11:15 AM
I have an old Tasco red dot I have used of and on on different guns for years, and it just won't quit. An old ProPoint, I suspect?
I have one of those too that I also can't get to quit, no matter how hard I try. I was planning on a Burris SpeedDot to go in front of my Burris AR Tripler on an AK, but I haven't had need yet.

benzy2
June 21, 2012, 01:13 PM
I've got a Sightron red dot that I spent about $150 on. It is as close to a $100 red dot that I use and it sits on a .22lr. If this were to go on something that matters and needed to work right, there's nothing close.

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