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Reflex Sight ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Babarsac, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Babarsac

    Babarsac Well-Known Member

    I'm looking to mount a cheap-ish optic to my GSG-5 and want something I can use both eyes for. I've never had something like this before so am I looking for a reflex sight or some other genre of optic?
  2. Sky

    Sky Well-Known Member

    Vortec Red Dot @ Optics Planet ( check prices as a bench mark then check around some more) or one of the Russian 1moa red dots at Kalinka optics. Either is less than $200. Don't know about the Russian stuff but they are Military issue so they prolly made like a tank and if you put American made batteries in them they will last 40 to 50% longer. Vortec Strike fire is/has worked for me and has a 3moa dot. Can always do the Aimpoint or Eotec for $500+ but ya gotta decide what you gonna do with your stuff. I just hunt and do my impression of ranger rick so...........
  3. Babarsac

    Babarsac Well-Known Member

    Well I picked up the GSG for $300 as a range toy to let friends blast away using pocket change. Therefore I'm probably gonna buy some cheap sub-$100 optic. No need to spend that much on an optic for a plinker. The bigger question I have is if the reflex sight is the type you keep both eyes open for?
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Any red-dot optic, low power scope, or open sights can be used with both eyes open.

  5. Sky

    Sky Well-Known Member

    Yes, both eyes open... I think most people have problems with both eyes open if their is (x?) magnification involved....I know I do....the level of bother by magnification depends on the individual. Anything over 2.5 bothers me.
  6. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    IMHO the ~$80 Sightmark Aimpoint look-a-like is perfect for what you want. The Vortex Strikefire is better but costs close to 2X as much and is potentially overkill on a .22 plinker.

    The Sightmark look-a-like will go well with the look-a-like rifle.

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