Red Dot w/ short rail


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Ak Guy
October 15, 2012, 05:26 PM
I'm looking for a decent (but not TOO expensive) red dot to mount on a short (2.75") rail. Any suggestions?

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ZGunner
October 15, 2012, 05:54 PM
Vortex has some moderately prices options. The Aimpoint PRO is about $440, that's a pretty good bang for your buck.

razorbak
October 19, 2012, 03:37 PM
Here's a sub $100 unit with good reviews from Bushnell:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-BS731303

and at:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00200E0HM/ref=s9_simh_gw_p200_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=14ER2B0CQPBXRRVBQ0NN&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

razorbak
October 19, 2012, 03:39 PM
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razorbak
October 19, 2012, 03:40 PM
http://cdn1.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd_images/lgprod/2-BS731303.jpg

razorbak
October 19, 2012, 03:41 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y8pjUYlKL.jpg

razorbak
October 19, 2012, 03:44 PM
http://www.gunsumerreports.com/Bushnell_TRS-25_Red_Dot/Bushnell_TRS-25_Review_22.JPG

TyGuy
October 19, 2012, 03:54 PM
Bushnell TRS or Vortex Strikefire.

The strike fire is about $40 more, but it does have some added benefits (cowitness with AR-15 sights if you get the high mount option, has red and green illumination, comes with X2 magnifier, and comes with flip up lens covers.)

I use the TRS on my range guns and the strike fire on my practical rifle guns.

1KPerDay
October 19, 2012, 04:33 PM
Have a look at primary arms as well. Good stuff

Ak Guy
October 19, 2012, 04:55 PM
Many thanx....I'm likin that Bushnell TRS 25. It says "Weaver style mount". Do you know, will it fit on a Picatinney, 1913, w/o modification?

TyGuy
October 20, 2012, 10:24 AM
It def will fit a picatinny rail. Picatiny is basically weaver with more slots. Anything that fits a weaver will fit a picarinny, but not vice versa.

TAKtical
October 20, 2012, 11:41 AM
Good luck getting anything from primary arms. Ive been waiting for another mini red dot since january.

Ak Guy
October 20, 2012, 02:38 PM
Thanx for the input, all. Much appreciated. I ordered the Bushnell TRS 25, from Amazon, $79 w/ free shipping. Will put it on my Mini Draco, front rail for now, until I get my dust cover rail. (Pretty much just experimenting !!)

Mr. Farknocker
October 24, 2012, 03:46 PM
Primary Arms told me that its supplier in China has put an indefinite hold on production. PA's website says delivery is expected at the end of 12/12 but I'm not so positive that will be the case.

TyGuy
October 25, 2012, 01:19 AM
Millet has a 1X red dot for a decent price at MidwayUSA right now. I don't know about the rail length requirement though. I was shocked that it was less than the TRS.

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