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Anybody try this Aimpoint

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by f4t9r, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2006
  2. UberPhLuBB

    UberPhLuBB Well-Known Member

    Aimpoint is a brand. Red dot is the term you want in that title. :D

    Sorry, I have a problem with people saying "Coke" to refer to all cola, "Kleenex" to refer to all tissue paper, "Band-Aid" to refer to all adhesive bandages, etc. Aimpoint is another one.

    That said, I've not used that specific one but I hear the S.P.O.T.s are rugged. The one you link to looks the same but I doubt it is since they are 1/3 the cost.
  3. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

    You have got to be joking , it says its a replica but I changed it just for you.
    People like this just make me :cuss: :cuss: If you do not like a thread just do not reply. My life will be complete now with all this information. Now Im going to have a Coke to relax and Kleenex to wipe the tears and a Band-Aid to stop the bleeding.
  4. Jack Straw from Wichita

    Jack Straw from Wichita Well-Known Member

    I've got one of these on an SKS. I've only had it to the range once, but it seems to do the job. Optics are decent and the dot is pretty easy to pick up. No obvious blemishes or defects. Fairly easy to adjust windage & elevation, and it held zero reliably.

    I don't know how they'd stand up on a high-powered rifle, but on your AR it should do fine. Hope this helps.

  5. atblis

    atblis Well-Known Member

    It might be decent.

    Why don't you buy it, run it through the wringer, and tell us?
  6. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

    Helps alot , Thanks
    The guy has a 100% feedback so I thought I would try one. I will let you know how it works
  7. UberPhLuBB

    UberPhLuBB Well-Known Member

    Wow, I gave you some information and got this in reply. I think that was the low road.

    Here, I'll do you some more favors and further analyze the auction for you. The guy is in Canada. That means your item could be delayed when it comes into the country, and will probably take a couple of weeks even if it's not delayed. The battery life listed in this auction is "over 50 hours," which probably means 50.0000001 hours. That's pathetic, that's not even 3 days if you accidentally leave it on. While the S.P.O.T., at $150, is no Aimpoint (which has up to 50,000 hours run time), it certainly lasts longer than this $50 thing at 150 hours runtime.

    The bottom line is that you get what you pay for. $50 for cheap optics and 50 hours run time, $150 for good optics, very rugged case (has been thrown about in an AR15.com thread, didn't break) and 150 hours runtime, or $400 for very high quality case, optics and 50,000 hours run time. Putting this on a .22 wouldn't require any consideration. But on an AR? That you probably already dropped $1,000+ in to? Why skimp in such a critical category?
  8. Don't Tread On Me

    Don't Tread On Me Well-Known Member

    If I were to spend less than $300 on a reddot type optic, I'd probably go for the Ultradot. $125, lifetime warranty, made in USA - and a lot of the bullseye people swear by them. If they can survive being on a pistol....

    Almost ever single cheapie I've seen will washout (dot will not be visable) in any type of bright sunlight.

    I live in Florida. It is always bright and sunny. I cannot have washout. This is why I plucked down the $$$ and got the real deal Aimpoint. It does the job, and I don't have to worry about durability, dot brightness, or battery life.

    In some cases, you have to pay to play.
  9. mmike87

    mmike87 Well-Known Member

    What to expect? Crappy battery life. 50 hours? My ML2 gets 10,000 hours and my ML3 50,000 hours of battery life.

    This optic may perform OK for the money, but if you want the real thing then save your pennies and get the real thing - it will last nearly forever.
  10. bdutton

    bdutton Well-Known Member

    You need to try one of these:


    The Ultradot Match Dot with 2,4,6,8 MOA dots (selectable).

    More info here: http://www.larrysguns.com/ultradot.asp

    (I am not affiliated with ultradot or Larrys Guns. Just a happy consumer!)
  11. GRIFFIN1

    GRIFFIN1 Active Member

    I've had one of these fake aimpoints on my AR-15 for a while now. I've put about 500 rounds through the gun with the scope and it's still working fine. Nothing has come lose or broken.

    I bought mine from the same guy you linked to on ebay. I wouldn't take this thing to war, but it's fun to play with it at the range. I think it's worth the $75 or so dollars that it cost.
  12. khadux

    khadux New Member

    The reviews has been good on these from the ar15.com forum. Comparing to $400, this product may be worth it to plink around at the range. I may try one!
  13. jjw

    jjw New Member

    aimpoint knock off

    go to www.odspec.com and see what they say

    they sell a lot and have had no returns

    read the evalution of this s.p.o.t.

    good luck


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