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Budget Red Dot sights for beginers?
« on: March 08, 2013, 12:48:17 pm »
Ok, so somebody I know approached me asking about Red Dot sights.  This person knows alot about guns and shooting, is a little old school but would like to start shooting with close range, non-magnifieng optics.  So I put a little list together of budget, but quality RDSs for a beginner to learn on. 
http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-TRS-25-Trophy-Scope-731303/dp/B007PTXA8S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1362764305&sr=8-3&keywords=bushnell+trs+25
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-1x28-trophy.html
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00821TQN6/ref=asc_df_B00821TQN62419335?smid=A2AHSSUEP4O7CZ&tag=dealtimemptvs-1640-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B00821TQN6
http://www.amazon.com/Vector-Optics-Green-Sight-Stinger/dp/B006ZM7IQQ
http://www.opticsplanet.com/millet-electronic-red-dot-sights.html?gclid=CPTe3orW7bUCFUhV4AoddxcAoA&ph=&adlens_source=google&ef_id=ULfTdQAAQEluGxl9:20130308174451:s
http://www.opticsplanet.com/ncstar-red-dot-sight-tactical-red-dot-with-4-different-reticles-black-d4b.html

Of course that isn't a comprehensive list, but if anyone has actually used or owned one of these optics I'd love to hear your input.  Or if you have other budget options, that would be extremely helpful too.  Are budget RDSs even worth it at all?
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    Re: Budget Red Dot sights for beginers?
    « Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 01:26:00 pm »
    The only two on your list I've used are the Bushnell TRS-25 and the 1x28. The TRS-25 is a very good sight for the money. I didn't care much for the 1x28 but that was mostly because it was too big for my preferences.  Other than that, it is a good quality low cost scope.
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    Re: Budget Red Dot sights for beginers?
    « Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 01:31:27 pm »
    I have a Bushnell Trophy MP.  I love that thing and would absolutely buy another.

    But, while still "budget" in my opinion, it maybe a bit over on the desired price point.

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    Re: Budget Red Dot sights for beginers?
    « Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 02:06:50 pm »
    I'm in the same boat, i've used a Bushnell trophy also and loved it.
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    Re: Budget Red Dot sights for beginers?
    « Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 02:20:12 pm »
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    Re: Budget Red Dot sights for beginers?
    « Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 10:16:35 pm »
    I've had the TRS-25 and I posted a solid review of it on Midway. I always recommend it for guys who don't want to spend a lot of money. I know a lot of guys with the Trophy and its a solid performer as well, but a bit more money.

    Haven't used any of the others but I would take NC-Star off the list. Total crap, and I base this on one very bad experience I had trying to zero my friend's Bushmaster.
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    Re: Budget Red Dot sights for beginers?
    « Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 10:24:49 pm »
    Sounds like a Bushnell Trophy will be on my wife's AR soon. Thanks for the info
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    Re: Budget Red Dot sights for beginers?
    « Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 10:51:44 pm »
    If you like the Bushnell Trophy, the Lucid HD7 for the same money is a better optic.  Advantage being the more common battery type, AAA, auto shut off, and an auto adjust mode that uses a light sensor to adjust brightness automatically.  And it's got selectible reticles which helps on different targets and such.
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    Re: Budget Red Dot sights for beginers?
    « Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 11:05:37 pm »
      TRS-25, Primary Arms, and Lucid HD7's are all good optics for the money.

     I like the Vortex Strikefires, two have seen such hard abuse it isn't funny, and the one held up to Saiga-12 shooting of probably a hundred buck and slugs.     

      I do NOT recomend the SPARC however.  Blue-tinted little *****er and the clarity is not nearly that of the strikefires. 
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