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Looking for a mid priced dot for my new Ruger 9mm carbine

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Dudedog, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Dudedog
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    Looking for something less than an Aimpoint at $800 but more than say a BSA for $30.
    Maybe say around $150-$250
    Your favorites?
     
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    Primary arms for me. I like mine better than my aimpoint. I think they're in the $120ish range. Worth every penny.
     
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    Amazon has the Bushnell TRS-25 for less than $45 right now. I own a couple, one of which is already on my Ruger PCC, and I just ordered another. I also have a couple of the Sig Romeo and a Vortex Sparc, all are great.
     
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    Vortex Razor red dot
    Vortex Venom
    Burris FastFire III

    My first choice would be a Leupold Deltapoint Pro but they sell for 400.00
     
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    Another vote for the TRS-25.
     
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    I like the Burris Fastfire 3 for its simplicity.
     
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    Another vote for the Fastfire 3.
     
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    either fast fire 3 or trs25 depending on what type you like.
     
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    Thanks everybody that gives me some ideas.
     
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    I am turning into a fan of the Sig optics, which are almost certainly made by Holosun. The motion-activated auto-on is really cool.
     
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    I'll offer another recommendation for the red dot sights from Primary Arms, and for the Burris Fastfire III.

    I'll also offer a general thought about red dot pricing. I am not a fan of any sights in the $250 - $375 range. As discussed in this thread, there are some very solid options for under $250 including the mount, and some of these choices are a very good value. But for more money, I think it is really worthwhile to save up a bit and look for a premium model on sale. For a bit over $400, you can look for an entry level model from Aimpoint, Trijicon, or Leupold on sale. And while these sights are expensive, I think they really are the most rugged and reliable.

    So my thinking is to either look for good value, or spend more money and go for top grade stuff.
     
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    Burris Fastfire III...I have a couple that are over 5 years old and have each seen thousands of rounds. The zero never drifts on them.
     
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    I too am becoming a fan of the Sig offerings. The Romeo 5 is an awesome little sight. Great battery life, not super large and obtrusive, comes with both high and low mount included and the instant on is a great feature. No more fumbling to turn it on, pick up the gun and it's on. Simple. Several reviews online,and on the toob of u's and it seems like an extraordinarily durable piece of equipment.
     
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    Anybody checked out the Bushnell TRS 26?
    Bigger than the TRS 25, and also a 3 moa dot.

    I like the Siig Romeo 5 w 2 MOA.
    But it's small like the TRS25.

    Just want a little bigger.
    Arrrrrgh.

    Nobody makes what I want LOL


    How about this.............a red dot that looks like a scope.
    So I could put it on a Contender and not look funky.
    30 mm tube, w a bell on the front.
    Like a beefed Leupold 4X EER

    That would be sweet.

    Small market but other old handgunners I've talked to, said they'd like one as well.
    Old eyes need help, but still are good enough to be picky on aesthetics.
     
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    Hard to go wrong with vortex for the $ and warranty.
     
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    Aimpoint pro.

    It’s expensive at $400 so but it works really well. I leave mine turned on and change a battery at Christmas
     
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    Larue tactical has the MRO with their excellent mount for $440.

    Rugged, lightweight and long battery life.
     
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    I accidentally bought 2, fast fire 3s. Your welcome to try one out and see how you like it.
     
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    I haven’t managed to warm up to red dots, but if I did I think I would go with the Sig Romeo5. I had one on my ultralight AR for a while until I finally gave up and mounted a 1.5-4 compact scope.
     
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    I have first hand experience with the Primary Arms Advanced Micro. Good battery life and rugged enough for civilians who actually go out and shoot and holds zero. If I had to save up money for an Aimpoint for my house defense weapon, I would be comfortable using the Advanced Micro in the interim. One currently resides atop my 308 AR. Optical clarity isn't as good as an Aimpoint, but it is good.

    I don't think you can beat it for the money- https://www.primaryarms.com/primary-arms-slxz-advanced-rotary-knob-micro-red-dot-sight
     
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    Loonwulf,
    Thanks for the kind offer, I appreciate it:)
    PM on the way!
     
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