Recommendation? Red Dot

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by K.O.D., Oct 6, 2020.

  1. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I got an new upper handguard with a rail for my M1 Carbine and want to get a red dot/reflex site for it. $250 is the max I can spend, and I don't know a whole lot about them. Any advice would be great.
     
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  2. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    I like my Burris Fastfire 2 except it is a PITA to sight in, I believe that was corrected with the FF 3. You maybe able to find a used Aimpoint if you don’t mind a short tube.
     
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  3. jkwithawave

    jkwithawave ..... Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Vortex has options in that price range. I've got the Sparc AR on my shotgun. It mounts solid, holds zero(only buckshot and slugs through it, no birdshot), and pretty good glass. I've also got the Sparc 1 on my AR. It's an older model, works just fine.
     
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  4. Centuriator

    Centuriator Gold Member Gold Member

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  5. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    You probably want to check some out in person at a shop first, to see if you prefer tube or square, type and size of reticle, etc.
     
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  6. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I have had a few Holosun sights. No complaints at all. Basic and very user friendly.
    I like them better than my Aimpoint!
     
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  7. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    They make both red dot and reflex

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  8. Backyard

    Backyard

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    Jul 19, 2019
    +1 for Holosun. I have one on my AR and it's awesome
     
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  9. ArchVV

    ArchVV Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    I'd recommend Holosun as well, especially considering price.

    I just picked up this model for a little 9mm carbine I'm building. Very nice optic.
     
  10. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    What exactly is the difference between a red dot and reflex?
     
  11. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    If you can afford the extra cash, the aimpoint PRO is a great choice. I think the battery lasts like 2 years.... turned ON the entire time. Might find one on secondary closer to your budget.
     
  12. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    A reflex is just a type of red dot sight. A reflex projects a dot on the front lens and reflects it to your eye ... they have long battery life and are pretty durable. Sig and Burris have some I think around that price range that are decent.
     
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  13. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    This is a Reflex the other is a red dot
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  14. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Thanks y'all. I'm thinking about the SIG Romeo 5. Down the road I can get the magnifier as well.
     
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  15. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Me too. I bought a regular 226 Legion with night sights. My friend has the Romeo on his Hellcat and it’s really cool. Worth the extra $$$!!!
     
  16. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I like that the Romeo 5 is motion activated, and just seems perfect for my M1.
     
  17. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    So I decided on the Sig Sauer Romeo 5 XDR predator version. I like the 12 moa triangle, but I like it more because the reticle is green, easier for me as I'm partially color blind. And it's my favorite color.

    Putting together the funds...
     
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  18. jkwithawave

    jkwithawave ..... Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    That reticle looks awesome! I didn't know they made that version. I've only shot with one Sig optic, pretty sure it was the Romeo 5 red dot. It was solid.

    I think you've made a great choice. Pics when its mounted please!
     
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  19. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Finally got around to putting the rail on the M1.

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  20. SixtyLion

    SixtyLion

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    May 6, 2010
    Red-Dot sights come in various shapes and sizes. I definitely agree with
    and trying a few is the best way to figure out which one works best for you. If I am not mistaken people with astigmatism have difficulties using red-dot sights. As for the dot sizes, usually measured in MOA, for example 2, 3, 3 1/2, which means that at 100 yards the dot will cover 2, 3, 3 1/2 inches on target. Rule of thumb, smaller size dots for rifles and larger dots for pistols. Depends on the sight model the dot’s intensity can be adjusted manually or automatically based on light conditions around you. Personally I prefer to have manual adjustments. Definitely check the battery type and location because some sights require complete removal to replace the battery, which means zeroing after.
     

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