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Inexpensive optics for flat top AR????

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by KABA, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. KABA

    KABA Well-Known Member

    It would probably help to give a little information about myself I suppose.

    I'm 59 years old. My eyesight has always been weak and hasn't improved with age. I don't hunt or competition shoot. I bought this flat top AR primarily as SHTF weapon and as a reminder of my Army days, (1968-1970). I'm thinking with my vision I'll need something bright that would allow me to acquire a sight picture fairly quickly.

    Would an inexpensive halo be appropriate? Or something in the order of a quality iron sight?

    I appreciate the help!
  2. 97guns

    97guns Well-Known Member

    im running the bushnell holo on mine, it was only $125 off ebay with the live.com 25% off deal.
  3. Seafarer12

    Seafarer12 Well-Known Member

    I have an uber cheap BSA holo from midway I paid 30 bucks for on sale. It isn't great but it works. I am running it on my Contender pistol.
  4. esq_stu

    esq_stu Well-Known Member

    The ultra cheap red dots I have are not expected to last. But they have so far and reduce group sizes a lot.

    National match or other front sight posts also help with my bad eyes. I also like smaller apertures on the rear sight.
  5. Frog48

    Frog48 Well-Known Member

    I've had great luck with my Bushnell Trophy MP. I've had it a little over a year; got it for $199 at Cabelas.

  6. fgr39

    fgr39 Well-Known Member

    what about a low power variable Bushnell makes the banner 1-4 power that works well, Nikkon makes a 2-7 power that I have thought about using. Low power gives a quick sight picture but you can also dial it up for longer shots.
  7. gvnwst

    gvnwst Well-Known Member

    I have a Millett red dot, found it for $52, and it has held up. I can pull the trigger 8 times a second for short periods of time, and it stands up to that all the time. the millet has a pretty good rep, but if you have the money, a Bushnell Trophy may be a bit better.
  8. RyanM

    RyanM Well-Known Member

    Milletts are absolutely the best value for the money. I have one on an AOW shotgun. It's held up great. They're probably just about the most shock-resistant red dot scope under $150.

  9. KABA

    KABA Well-Known Member

    Ryan, that's a great looking SBS. I'm jealous!

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