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Red Dot for a 10/22 Take Down

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by mdauben, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. mdauben

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    I just ordered a Mag-Pul X-22 Backpacker stock for my Ruger 10/22 TD, along with the matching Optic Mount. Now, I need to pick up a small, light weight, red dot sight to use.

    I don't necessarily want the cheapest sight I can find, but on the other hand I don't really want to spend $600 for a sight to put on a rifle I only paid $300 for. Any suggestions I should look at?
     
  2. Odd Job

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    those fast fires are nice, but for value, it's hard to beat the bushnell tr-25 or primary optics and holosun versions of it as well. usually 50-100 bucks depending on brand and features.
     
  4. Sistema1927

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    I put a TRS-25 on the exact same setup. I couldn't be happier.
     
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    I have, and have had, both the trs-25 and ff3.
    On a pistol hands down ff3, but on a rifle I think the trs-25 is fine. Personally I've had quite a few sightmark mini reflex sights, and those are a good low cost choice if your wanting a Non-tube red dot as well.
     
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    Bushnell TRS-25. I have 3, two of them are from 2012 and still get regular use.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions! Time to do some research and decide which one to pick. ;)
     
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    One more vote for the Bushnell TRS-25. Have one on my takedown and was less than $50.00 on Amazon.
     
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    TRS-25. Only reason why I ever took mine off my 10/22 was so it could go on my AR. And use my 10/22 for dealing with irritating squirrels at longer distances with a scope.
     
  10. Hookeye

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    My ol lady has a TRS 25 on her 50th anniv grey lam 1022 standard.

    If you like that small tube RDS and have more $, there's the SIG Romeo 5. It has auto shutoff and a 2 moa dot. The Bushnell is. 3 moa dot.

    The SIG is motion activated and when it comes back on....is at the brightness setting you set it before. No crank the knob back and forth. Of course it costs twice as much as the TRS 25
     
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    The Sig Romeo 5 is an excellent RDS. I have 3 of them, on the guns that I might need to deploy quickly: An AR15, an AKM, and on my new KT KS7. Lift them up to the shoulder, and the sight is automatically on.

    At the same time, I have 3 TRS-25's, and they live on guns that aren't going to be grabbed if something goes bump in the night, including my 10/22 TD Backpacker and my Ruger PCC.
     
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    Primary Arms Advanced Microdot...best bang for the buck.
     
  13. Hookeye

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    Luck and me don't seem to be partners.
    So I'd rather spend more and go with something having extended battery life capabilities.

    Subsonic at 2 am, even when in the country, is more polite.
    I like the idea of grab n go.
    Tempted to go Romeo 1 on a Ruger .22 pistol.
    Lose the polite aspect though.
    But then it'd double for tree rats and maybe Friday Night Steel (have yet to try).
     
  14. Hookeye

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    I had a TRS25. Zero issues.
    The ol lady has one on her rifle. Works great.
    Best bang for the buck IMHO...........if you want to crank knob and like 3 moa.

    Neither is a deal breaker, just is what it is.
    The Romeo 5 can be had for twice the cost of the Bushnell.
    Is it worth the cost diff?
    I think so.

    I really like the 2 moa dot better.

    Not thrilled w both being Chinese made.
    Why I spent more for the Leupold.

    Which is heavy and big.
    Limits type of platforms to run it on, IMHO.

    My AR is a pig, so now is more piggy.
    If I had a lightweight one, then I'd go lightweight RDS.

    Save a buck? Bushnell TRS
    Have some extra cash? Sig Romeo 5
    Want non Chinese? Aimpoint Micro.

    If I had a nice Euro rifle, I'd pony up the $$$ and go Aimpoint, just for the sake of continuity ;)

    Yeah, I've watched Wild Boar Fever on Youtube way too much
     
  15. Hookeye

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    The ol lady wants a lightweight AR.
    Could start the build with the Sig Romeo 5.

    They are a hot item locally, my LGS sells quite a few.
    Unfortunately their price is a bit high.

    Know they gotta make a buck. Heck I ordered three optics from them so far this year.
    Coulda got cheaper elsewhere but the deals good enough.
    Just their markup on the Romeo 5 is a bit silly.

    But more power to em if they sell at that.
     
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    I had several under $100 red-dots and I got to say, going to the Fast Fire III was like stepping up into a whole 'nother world.

    You can play around with the cheaper ones, but, like Odd Job, I found the FF III to be a much better quality/$ thing. Have one on my 10/22 and one the 22/45 for use with rimfire steel.
     
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    TRS-25 all the way. Small, rugged, lightweight. On Amazon for $56 currently, $75 if you want the AR hi-rise mount with it. You don't need the AR mount if it's just on the 10/22 rail
     
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    Before you buy one, Take a look at the Ultra-dot. Under $250.00 and bulletproof. You would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't like theirs. I had one on a Ruger Super Black Hawk .44 mag. It never failed me.
     
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  19. mdauben

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    I've got an Ultra-dot Matchdot on my Ruger Mk III Competition, and I agree its a fantastic red-dot. I was really looking for something more compact, however, to fit on the short mounting rail of the Mag-Pul X-22 Backpacker scope adapter.

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