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Eotech/Aimpoint alternative?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mopar92, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. mopar92

    mopar92 Member

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    I have an xps 2 and love it! I have a .22lr Colt AR... I don't need to spend $500 on an eotech for my .22.... Are there any red dots out there with similar reticules ? I've only found dots. Thanks.
     
  2. rjinaz85308

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    Check primary arms



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  3. mopar92

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    Ok will do thanks.
     
  4. hirundo82

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    Vortex Strikefire is what I decided on for my .22 upper.
     
  5. Fishbed77

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    Same here.

    The ~$150 Vortex Strikefire was the perfect analogue to my Aimpoint PRO to mount on my dedicated .22LR AR-15.
     
  6. mopar92

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    Thats a pretty big red dot for a .22? Is it heavy? I wish Eotech's weren't $550.... Nice... but expensive for a .22
     
  7. gotigers

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    Another plug for primary arms. There mini red dots are good. They are never in stock. I currently have a Weaver 1-3x with a primary arms $25 mount on my 15-22. It is a real nice set up. At 1x i can shoot with both eyes open just as fast as i can with my AR witha eotech. At 3x i can shoot 1" groups at 50 yards and headshot squirrels all day.
     
  8. Fishbed77

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    Are you referring to the Vortex Strikefire? It's a little smaller than an Aimpoint CompM3/PRO.

    A dedicated .22LR AR-15 is the same size/weight as a 5.56mm AR-15 (unless it's some plastic gun like a S&W M&P15-22), so no, it's not too small for a .22. ;)
     
  9. mopar92

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    Yeah.. good point.. the colt's AR .22 is about the same as a real AR...
     
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    Primary arms..

    I have their micro dot and it functions superbly, works well on any caliber too...
     
  11. Southside830

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    Trueglo. Around 100$ and holds zero on one of my AR's through 500+ rounds.
     
  12. TexasPatriot.308

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    how about on a .308 AR? thinking about going to one instead of regular optics.
     
  13. mopar92

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    Which Primary Arms dot you guys like? One smaller one is out of stock...
     
  14. mopar92

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    Ended up going with the Vortex SPARC.... That way it is a nice enough dot to take off the .22 and put on whatever... Otherwise a cheapo TruGlo might get me going, I would not be able to transfer it. I was able to buy the SPARC for $180 new in box, free shipping.... I feel good about that. Thanks guys.... Maybe I will keep checking in on Primary's stock.
     
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    If you want something like the EoTech reticle, the Primary Arms 30mm Multi Reticle sight might fit the bill. It looks like an Aimpoint, but changes reticles with the twist of a knob, and one of them is pretty much the same as the EoTech reticle.
     
  16. mopar92

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    I will check that out for the larger calibers... Thanks!
     
  17. ShooterGuy

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    +1 for Primary Arms, I like how it's half the price of most alternatives, damn good for the money, and co-witness's perfect with my mbuis's

    Just the other day I found out I had left it on lvl 4 for almost a solid week before turning it off and it's still bright! Also used it in rain and below freezing conditions and its done me well.
     
  18. stubbicatt

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    I like the Vortex Sparc. A remarkable little optic.
     
  19. JustinJ

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    You don't have to. There is an eotech for rimfires that is only $400!
     
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    The Strikefire would be my 2nd choice. It is a good optic for the money, but has a 5 MOA dot. OK for close and fast, but too big. For only a little more money the SPARC has a 2 MOA dot and is my preference.
     
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  22. mopar92

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    But it fits that silly dovetail rail, NOT a weaver/picatinny rail... Which sucks.
     
  23. mopar92

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    I looked at them but they quit making them and they are $300ish on eBay , etc
     
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    I have a Primary Arms Mini reflex II that I like besides it lacking an on/off switch. Then again its been on for over 2 months straight without any sign of dimming.
     
  25. mopar92

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    I have a little buyers remorse on the Vortex. The field of view is tiny! It's about the size of a contact lens! Hopefully I will get used to it. If you put the gun down in the patrol position, then shoulder it.... It takes a second to find the dot. I just couldn't spend $500 on an eotech for the .22. Just a little range report for interested people in the Vortex... I'm spoiled by the Eotech gov!
     
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