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Best red dot for under $100?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rtl, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. rangerruck

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    believe it or not, the normal cheapies , all mentioned above, are all good. the bushy, the tasco, the truglo is very good, and the millet. from word of mouth, the truglo and the millet proly have the best reps here.
     
  2. torpid

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    Yes, why go with a less expensive one that works just fine, when you can totally go without while you're waiting to save up for a high-quality expensive one that works just fine?

    Hee... Millets are my friends! :D
     
  3. railroader

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    I have 3 of the Millett SP-1s. They work well and the dot is a 3moa not 5moa like alot of the cheaper red dots. Milletts customer service is good too. I returned one of the red dots because the point of impact was wandering. They sent a new replacement out within two weeks. Mark
     
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    Millett. The parallax on some of the other inexpensive red dot sights is simply horrific. The 3MOA SP1s are very good for the money.
     
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    I picked up a knockoff Aimpoint for about 69 bucks a couple weeks ago. It is just about identical to the real thing except for the anti glare mesh being missing from the front.
     
  6. flagg

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    I threw a Tasco ProPoint PDTS132 on mine and so far so good. You can cowitness with it too if you like, although I leave my sights flipped down out of the way. My 14 year old daughter loved it too, for whatever that is worth. :D Here's some pics.

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  7. jon_in_wv

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    I will grant that some of the expensive red dots have unbelievable battery life and good clarity but for most people they are just as well served by the less expensive sights. My Bushnell on my AK is on a side rail. If it goes dead I can slide it off and I can still use the sights. No biggy. Its also very clear, the dot is supersharp, and it holds a zero. The money I would have spent on an Aimpoint could go to another weapon or the sights and refinishing on my Norinco 1911. I gave my Dad a BSA Red Dot from Walmart for his Ruger Mark 2. It works great for that job. I wouldn't put it on a serious weapon but he could shoot 100 squirrels with that cheap red dot and never know that its a cheapie. My wife is in the Army and had an Aimpoint on her M4. She actually prefers the Bushnell on my AK.
     
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    I really wish that I could leave my BSA on all the time. That would be awesome. But worth another $5-600, no.
     
  9. BigBuckMaster

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    im gonna agree with cliffy. go with Bushnell Trophy.
     
  10. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    The Armson OEG is awesome for a shotgun like a home defense shotgun where "close is good enough". But due to the "wandering zero" of the OEG, I wouldn't use it for anything requiring precision, like a rifle. I'd go with a cheapie holographic sight for a non-serious use, just more for aesthetics than anything - the cheap tube ones look cheesy.

    I have no reason to doubt the claim that the Millett has less parallax error than the other cheapies - if that is true, then that's a good reason to go with them for a tube sight.
     
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    I'm gonna get on board with the recommendations for the Bushnell Trophy.

    Really nice piece of work for the price. Look one over.
     
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