Eotech/Aimpoint alternative?


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mopar92
January 15, 2013, 05:25 PM
I have an xps 2 and love it! I have a .22lr Colt AR... I don't need to spend $500 on an eotech for my .22.... Are there any red dots out there with similar reticules ? I've only found dots. Thanks.

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rjinaz85308
January 15, 2013, 05:52 PM
Check primary arms



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mopar92
January 15, 2013, 06:12 PM
Ok will do thanks.

hirundo82
January 15, 2013, 06:27 PM
Vortex Strikefire is what I decided on for my .22 upper.

Fishbed77
January 15, 2013, 06:38 PM
Vortex Strikefire is what I decided on for my .22 upper.

Same here.

The ~$150 Vortex Strikefire was the perfect analogue to my Aimpoint PRO to mount on my dedicated .22LR AR-15.

mopar92
January 15, 2013, 06:57 PM
Thats a pretty big red dot for a .22? Is it heavy? I wish Eotech's weren't $550.... Nice... but expensive for a .22

gotigers
January 15, 2013, 07:26 PM
Another plug for primary arms. There mini red dots are good. They are never in stock. I currently have a Weaver 1-3x with a primary arms $25 mount on my 15-22. It is a real nice set up. At 1x i can shoot with both eyes open just as fast as i can with my AR witha eotech. At 3x i can shoot 1" groups at 50 yards and headshot squirrels all day.

Fishbed77
January 15, 2013, 11:37 PM
Thats a pretty big red dot for a .22? Is it heavy? I wish Eotech's weren't $550.... Nice... but expensive for a .22

Are you referring to the Vortex Strikefire? It's a little smaller than an Aimpoint CompM3/PRO.

A dedicated .22LR AR-15 is the same size/weight as a 5.56mm AR-15 (unless it's some plastic gun like a S&W M&P15-22), so no, it's not too small for a .22. ;)

mopar92
January 15, 2013, 11:58 PM
Yeah.. good point.. the colt's AR .22 is about the same as a real AR...

Brockak47
January 16, 2013, 03:15 AM
Primary arms..

I have their micro dot and it functions superbly, works well on any caliber too...

Southside830
January 16, 2013, 08:16 PM
Trueglo. Around 100$ and holds zero on one of my AR's through 500+ rounds.

TexasPatriot.308
January 16, 2013, 11:02 PM
how about on a .308 AR? thinking about going to one instead of regular optics.

mopar92
January 16, 2013, 11:07 PM
Which Primary Arms dot you guys like? One smaller one is out of stock...

mopar92
January 16, 2013, 11:46 PM
Ended up going with the Vortex SPARC.... That way it is a nice enough dot to take off the .22 and put on whatever... Otherwise a cheapo TruGlo might get me going, I would not be able to transfer it. I was able to buy the SPARC for $180 new in box, free shipping.... I feel good about that. Thanks guys.... Maybe I will keep checking in on Primary's stock.

henschman
January 16, 2013, 11:51 PM
If you want something like the EoTech reticle, the Primary Arms 30mm Multi Reticle sight might fit the bill. It looks like an Aimpoint, but changes reticles with the twist of a knob, and one of them is pretty much the same as the EoTech reticle.

mopar92
January 16, 2013, 11:55 PM
I will check that out for the larger calibers... Thanks!

ShooterGuy
January 17, 2013, 12:04 AM
+1 for Primary Arms, I like how it's half the price of most alternatives, damn good for the money, and co-witness's perfect with my mbuis's

Just the other day I found out I had left it on lvl 4 for almost a solid week before turning it off and it's still bright! Also used it in rain and below freezing conditions and its done me well.

stubbicatt
January 17, 2013, 09:12 AM
I like the Vortex Sparc. A remarkable little optic.

JustinJ
January 17, 2013, 10:24 AM
I don't need to spend $500 on an eotech for my .22

You don't have to. There is an eotech for rimfires that is only $400!

jmr40
January 17, 2013, 11:23 AM
The Strikefire would be my 2nd choice. It is a good optic for the money, but has a 5 MOA dot. OK for close and fast, but too big. For only a little more money the SPARC has a 2 MOA dot and is my preference.

DMK
January 17, 2013, 11:26 AM
Bushnell Holosight:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-holosight.html

I have a few of these on my AR-15s and they've worked great for years under heavy use.

mopar92
January 20, 2013, 05:39 PM
You don't have to. There is an eotech for rimfires that is only $400!

But it fits that silly dovetail rail, NOT a weaver/picatinny rail... Which sucks.

mopar92
January 20, 2013, 05:40 PM
Bushnell Holosight:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-holosight.html

I have a few of these on my AR-15s and they've worked great for years under heavy use.

I looked at them but they quit making them and they are $300ish on eBay , etc

FIVETWOSEVEN
January 20, 2013, 09:56 PM
I have a Primary Arms Mini reflex II that I like besides it lacking an on/off switch. Then again its been on for over 2 months straight without any sign of dimming.

mopar92
January 24, 2013, 08:01 AM
I have a little buyers remorse on the Vortex. The field of view is tiny! It's about the size of a contact lens! Hopefully I will get used to it. If you put the gun down in the patrol position, then shoulder it.... It takes a second to find the dot. I just couldn't spend $500 on an eotech for the .22. Just a little range report for interested people in the Vortex... I'm spoiled by the Eotech gov!

Birddog1911
January 24, 2013, 10:53 AM
Another plug for Marshal at Primary Arms. Always treated me right, always personally answers questions. Any time I'm buying optics or lights, or anything he can help me with, I go to him.

mopar92
January 24, 2013, 10:54 AM
If he could just keep them in stock...

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