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Old 07-20-2018, 8:18 AM
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The firearm:
An AR-shaped .22lr. 80% polymer receiver. Just a pinker that everyone loves to shoot. Fantastic for introducing new shooters to fundamentals.
It currently has a red dot from a crossbow on it, lower 1/3rd cowitnessed.
I'd like to put a reflex sight on it, just because I don't have anything with a reflex sight.
Wont be hunting or doing tactical backflips, so a hard cap of $150.
So what do those that are reflexively experienced recommend?
Here it is in it's current form:

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Old 07-20-2018, 8:58 AM
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So what do those that are reflexively experienced recommend?
Truthfully? To spend a little more money or get a tube style sight. $150 really puts you in the danger zone of cheap Chinese optics ESPECIALLY when they are the reflex design.

I think your best bet in budget would probably be the Sightmark eotech rip offs which there are a variety of which to choose.

A little bit more money would get you into a Vortex Viper mini reflex but it is designed as a back up sight and would need some kind of a riser/mount for an AR15. 6 MOA is a little on the fat side too.

A little more and you could get an Ultradot which is a Japanese made red dot maker who are popular among .22lr competitors. I have a different model from them which I hunt with on my .22 WMR. Surface scratches easily but I am otherwise impressed for the money.

Otherwise, going back to a tube design, something like the Primary Arms or Vortex clones of the Aimpoint Micro would get you further, be more durable, and last longer.
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Old 07-20-2018, 4:36 PM
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I think your best bet in budget would probably be the Sightmark eotech rip offs which there are a variety of which to choose.
Careful with Sightmarks... their battery life is absolutely the worst.
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Bushnell trs 25 would be my choice.

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Burris and vortex are close to your price points.

Dvor has burris reflex in your price range at the moment.
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If this was for one of my 5.56/.223 AR's I would (did) spend more for an optic.
But this is a dedicated .22lr rimfire carbine.

Thanks for the input/suggestions.

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Careful with Sightmarks... their battery life is absolutely the worst.
Good to know. I have never owned one (nor will I lol). It seemed like they had upped their game in the last couple years with the Wolverine line being passable. Maybe that was just good marketing?
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Polymer receiver, eh? I think I found a theme song for ya'.


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Polymer receiver, eh? I think I found a theme song for ya'.


Only the rimfire is polymer.
The centerfires are 7075 aluminum.

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Old 07-27-2018, 10:52 AM
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Bought a Dagger Defense DDHB.
It arrived 2 days ago. I wont be home until Sunday.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZM3TMO0...g=tacticals-20
Inexpensive way to see if I like that type of optic.

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