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    Default Reliable, inexpensive dot or acog style optic for an AR

    Not for super heavy use, but I am only familiar with Aimpoints (comp 2 & 4, 2s are junk) and Acogs. What something reliable, but is less expensive then those options. Don't have a strong preference for gold, red, or green.
    Last edited by PAMedic=F|A=; December 27th, 2019 at 05:04 AM.
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    Default Re: Reliable, inexpensive dot or acog style optic for an AR

    Vortex makes some really nice optics at an affordable price.
    They make a 3x red dot too.
    I cant afford an ACOG, but I willl be putting a 3x Vortex on ny next AR build.
    I also have a couple Aimpoint Pro's and they're great, but no magnification.
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    Default Re: Reliable, inexpensive dot or acog style optic for an AR

    If you like the acss (acog) reticle primary arms makes inexpensive fixed power scopes with it.

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    Default Re: Reliable, inexpensive dot or acog style optic for an AR

    I have a Sig Romeo 5 on an AR pistol that’s held up perfectly well. The glass has a slight tint compared to higher end aimpoints but really isn’t noticeable when running it. Multiple brightness setting and will turn itlsef off then shake to wake so you can always leave it on and not kill battery.

    I think they can be had for ~120 or so, maybe cheaper if on sale somewhere.

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    Default Re: Reliable, inexpensive dot or acog style optic for an AR

    Holosun HS403B ($149)and a Vortex Strike Fire II ($169). They are both 2MOA - 1X red dots.


    Last edited by Hawk; December 27th, 2019 at 10:29 AM.
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    Default Re: Reliable, inexpensive dot or acog style optic for an AR

    Quote Originally Posted by Palerider View Post
    I have a Sig Romeo 5 on an AR pistol that’s held up perfectly well. The glass has a slight tint compared to higher end aimpoints but really isn’t noticeable when running it. Multiple brightness setting and will turn itlsef off then shake to wake so you can always leave it on and not kill battery.

    I think they can be had for ~120 or so, maybe cheaper if on sale somewhere.
    Palmetto state arms and look for free shipping. $119. Great deal when on sale.
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    Default Re: Reliable, inexpensive dot or acog style optic for an AR

    Add the vortex sparc ar to the list too. I’ve got a couple of them and enjoy them

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    Default Re: Reliable, inexpensive dot or acog style optic for an AR

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Holosun HS403B ($149)and a Vortex Strike Fire II ($169). They are both 2MOA - 1X red dots.


    love my holosuns. (a red and a green)
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    Default Re: Reliable, inexpensive dot or acog style optic for an AR

    I'm pretty happy with my Aimpoint PRO and Vortex Sparc AR.

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    Default Re: Reliable, inexpensive dot or acog style optic for an AR

    Romeo 5s seem to be the go-to for a cheap, reliable (from all reports) dot.

    The next step up would be the Trijicon MRO. On sale at primary arms you can get them for under $400. 25mm tube vs the Romeo's 20mm (pros/cons to both sizes). And American made for the extra $300.

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