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Are there any Good Red Dots under $100

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Lonerider357, Jun 19, 2012.

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  1. Lonerider357

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    Title says it all. I just want something to plink with and if needed for HD that quick to aim with, especially in low light.
     
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    For plinking/range use...sure.

    For defense, no.
     
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    Check out the Bushnell TRS-25
    I've got a couple, definitely paid under $100
    Read many favorable reviews prior to purchase
     
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    Count me as another vote for the Bushnell TRS-25. I love that thing. I run a few of them on stuff from .22 to 7.62x54. The usually run around $90 on amazon.com.
     
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    I had a Primary Arms micro-dot I bought off someone here, I liked it a lot. Would definitely recommend it.
     
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    I have a TRS-25 and the PA Micro Dot. Both do a good job at the range for not much money.
     
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    If it needs batteries, no for defense no matter how much it costs unless you've got a back up sighting option.
     
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    I second this. I'd trust my life to one, no questions asked. I've beat the hell outta mine, and it asks for seconds. Add to that a sub $100 pricing and less than a quarter pound weight, what's not to like?

    Flamers prepare: I like the TRS 25 waaaayyyy more than the Vortex.
     
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    Little quick to judge methinks.

    TRS-25. I'd trust my life to it, whatever that's worth. It's a value well past it's price tag, and spanks Vortex.
     
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    Another vote.

    I've got one on a Mossberg 590 with at least 800 rounds thru it. Probably over 1000. (I don't really keep a good round count anymore.)

    But I assure you, if it can handle that recoil for that many rounds, and cost $80 (botach.com), I'm a believer. That thing has taken a few hits, too.

    I have another one on an AR with about 2000-2500 rounds thru it. Not as much recoil on the AR but it is set up on a true cowitness and has never gone out of zero. I've not adjusted it since the first time I sighted it in 2 years ago.
     
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    TSR-25 I also have one but it has not gotten much use; it has always been good to go. About the only thing I have against cheap red dots is some have critical parallax as far as accuracy requiring a good consistent cheek weld. .
     
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    Another vote for the TRS 25, I put one on my AR57 upper and recently got another one for my Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44.
     
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    I also use the TRS-25, but for pistol. For my AR I use the Walther PS-55 and it works exceptional well even at 100 yards.

    Jim
     
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    This thread inspired me to order a TRS 25 just now for my AR. I have been tempted for awhile to get a Vortex Strikefire but just haven't pulled the trigger. Figure for $80 I can give the TRS 25 a shot, and if I don't like it or don't trust it, put it on my Buck Mark in the future for fun plinking.
     
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    PA micro. It fits on aim point micro mounts too.
     
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    To me, having used the same AR with both red dots you listed, the TRS trumps the vortex. Lighter, smaller, and smaller dot with no discern able parallax.
     
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    For plinking? Heck yes. For HD? None I would trust.

    The PA stuff is good for the money. I have this one on a .22 AR and it works great. The TRS is pretty nice for the money as well. A buddy has one, and it works well. I have an old Tasco red dot I have used of and on on different guns for years, and it just won't quit.
     
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