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Red Dot/Reflex Experts: Which Sight?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lipadj46, Jan 14, 2009.

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  1. lipadj46

    lipadj46 Member

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    OK I have to admit I have not owned a red dot/reflex sight in years and I am looking for a sight for my Saiga. I was going to go cheap but figured I might as well get a decent sight and not be dissappointed. So these are my choices please let me know of you have experiences and which one would be best. I am going to use it on my Saiga on a side mounted rail for deer hunting and maybe turkey.

    Trijicon 1x24 Reflex Dual Illuminated Sight

    4 MOA Amber Dot
    Special Forces Model
    Free Lens Cover w/ Purchase
    Free Flat Top Mount w/ Purchase
    Free Polarized Filter w/ Purchase
    $419.95

    Trijicon Tri-Power Reflex Sight

    Matte
    Red Chevron
    30mm
    Free Trijicon Scope Cover w/ Purchase
    Free Trijicon Lens Pen w/ Purchase
    Free Trijicon 30mm Weaver Ring w/ Purchase
    Free 4 Batteries w/ Purchase
    $569.95

    Zeiss Z-Point Reflex Sight

    Suitable For Rifle or Pistol Applications
    Dual Illumination (Solar and Battery)
    Picatinny Style Base
    $370.95

    Aimpoint Micro H-1 Red Dot Sight

    Matte
    4 MOA Dot
    30mm
    Weaver-Style Mount Included
    Submersible to 15 feet
    $519.95

    Aimpoint CompC3 30mm Red Dot Sight

    Matte
    2 MOA Dot
    30mm
    Free Aimpoint X Wide 30mm Picatinny Style Ring w/ Purchase
    Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
    $388.95

    Bushnell Holosight
    Matte
    Compact
    Standard 2-D
    "N" Battery Model
    40 Hours of Battery Life
    $239.95

    Latest Generation Kobra

    $250

    Leupold 1x14 Tactical Prismatic 30mm Riflescope

    Matte
    Illuminated Circle Plex
    30mm
    DiamondCoat
    $499.95
     
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    If you are willing to come down on the price a bit PM me. I can get a new one for $240 shipped.
     
  4. Coronach

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    With a Saiga, I would do one of three things, in no particular order:

    1. Ultimak and full-sized aimpoint on a low ring.

    2. Ultimak and Aimpoint Micro on a low mount.

    3. Larue's new AK Iron Dot mount combo ($289 for the package, IIRC)

    #1 for ultimate toughness, #2 for very tough with very very low weight (no idea how much less tough than #1), #3 for more-than-good-enough and reasonable cost.

    Mike
     
  5. lipadj46

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    Its a Saiga 12 and I have a UTG quick release side mount as the Saiga 12 design is not rail add-on friendly with the latest iron site design. I am thinking of going with the Aimpoint Micro or the Trijicon Tripower. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    2. Ultimak and Aimpoint Micro on a low mount.
     
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    of the ones you listed there,i like the aimpoint compC3 on a good side rail.the utg you mentioned should be good to go IF every thing is straight.i dought the rail on your saiga will not be right.
     
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    Yes it looks like it is straight but who knows until I get a scope mounted up and go out and shoot. Thanks for the reply.
     
  9. Coronach

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    Ultimak makes a rail for the S12.

    Mike
     
  10. lipadj46

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    I will have to check it out but I think the new Saiga front site that is pressed in not screwed is a problem with those rails and it makes the installation a job for a professional (requires grinding the front site down and drilling a hole). Though I could probably do it myself I am going to try the side mount first as it appears to be a quality piece, probably the best finished piece I ever have seen from Leapers.
     
  11. Coronach

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    Good luck. I've not been impressed with the side-mount system, for various reasons. However, for a shotgun, it may well be more than adequate.

    Mike
     
  12. lipadj46

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    That is my hope anyway, if not I will have the forward rail installed and will have it installed eventually when they come out with a better solution for the new Saiga 12's.
     
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