Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Tim the student, Nov 25, 2012.
I then tried it out on my AR-15...and I was smiling too! I've ordered a second one. I will say that the .223 did cause the screws to loosen up as I shot, but I tightened them up several times as things warmed up and they seemed to snug down pretty well.
Yesterday I went to shoot, and discovered the battery doesn't last a week when you forget to turn it off. That's no surprise, batteries are cheap, and I'll remember to turn it off from now on.
The only problem I haven't resolved is that the dot can disappear on a light covered target in bright light.
Also, I can set up the iron sights on the .22 so they co-witness with the red dot. Although the rear sights were considered an obstruction by my grandson - they didn't bother me. On the AR, my rear sight is mounted on the handle, which I had to remove to mount the red dot. Is the best solution to buy a new rear sight?
Apparently that problem may have been due to a weak battery. With a fresh battery, I can see the dot clearly against a light target in full light.
It isn't super-cheap, but it doesn't completely suck ass either, as far as I can tell.
Of course my go-to rifles will continue to wear Aimpoints as far as red dot sights are concerned.
My choice for cheap is the Bushnell TRS-25. Mid priced is the Vortex Sparc.
While the term "inexpensive" is relative, it's hard to beat an Aimpoint PRO. I love mine. It's worth every bit of the ~$220 more that it cost versus the Vortex StrikeFire.
Even at $400, the Aimpoint PRO is a raging bargain.
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