lets get down to it on sights
Regarding red dot, reflex, Holographic, etc whatever you want to call them,sights, what is the advantage and disadvantage of the small red dot type sights by Eotech and Burris and others compared to more of the long cylinder type sites that resemble a rifle scope.
Also, of the smaller type like the Eotech 512 as an example. I realize this is a top of the line brand and its been said you can drive a truck over it but, surely there must be others who build something really strong that somewhat competes with it at a more affordable price?
I am looking to spend 200.00 or under for one.
I use a cheap NcStar now and it works fine but I realize if it gets hit, its a goner.
below are just a handful of sights I've been looking at. Feel free to comment please.
Eotech 512 $415.00
Sightmark SM13005 ( same as Firefield) $79.99
Sightmark SM-14000 Yukon
Burris FastFire 2 or 3 / 300232 $209.00
NcStar NCS-DDAB $59.99
Vector Optics 22A
TruGlo TG 8380BN
Primary Arms micro dot
I'm surprised that your NcStar actually functions. Usually if you use it it breaks in my experience.
I would put Aimpoint and Trijicon at the top of the list. I would say Eotech then the rest in no particular order below.
You have to be realistic about what your rifle will be used for. If you're punching holes in paper once every couple months then why come off $500+? If its going to be used as a fighting gun, and be honest with yourself about that, then you can't really afford to go the cheap route. Home defense, zombie apocolypse, SHTF, whatever, IMO you can go with a mid-range optic; something that won't break if you drop it, but might not survive being run over by a humvee.
There are only three brands that I would trust with my life on a duty rifle, in order: Aimpoint, Trijicon, and Eotech(with plenty of spare batts). And thats based purely on my own experiences with each.
Bottom line is you need to be realistic about what your needs are, do your own research, and don't buy a cheap optic if you know that a month down the road you won't be happy with it and will wind up buying an expensive one anyway.
Aimpoint T1 or Eotech of your choice. Buy once, cry once.
Out of those, I would lean towards the primary micro.
Personally, I would save up a little more and get a used aimpoint or maybe a eotech
Hey thanks guys for all the nice comments.
Yea you hit it right on the head.
I want a sight that is mid range value and durability.
Not for every day combat but capable of doing that job on an isolated basis such as real time
I've updated the list a tiny bit as I have discovered a couple of ones of interest.
Have you seen the bushnell HoloSight, Its supposed to have been built by eotech and lacks only the cover over the batteries
that EO uses.