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Looking for a good optic.
« on: November 11, 2008, 09:29:59 am »
So in a few days I'll be getting a Smith & Wesson M&P15. Since it's an ORC model, I'm trying to get ideas for some reliable optics.

I can't afford anything too fancy right now. I figure once I graduate and get a job I can get a Trijicon ACOG or something, but in the meanwhile I'm in the market for something a little more affordable.

Any suggestions?

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    Re: Looking for a good optic.
    « Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 10:58:12 am »
    I purchased several of the very inexpensive NcStar optics from opticsplanet about 6 or 8 months back.  They certainly don't stand up to ACOG or Zeiss standards, but considering the sub $100 price tag, they are very acceptable.

    I have not used them a great deal.  About the time I got them, work became very hectic and has interfered with range time.  But on the few outing I have had, they have been just fine for the money.

    The word on the street is these optics come off the same line as the other cheap chinese scopes, but go through a different, and much better QC process.
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    Re: Looking for a good optic.
    « Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008, 12:47:47 pm »
    Good choice on the rifle. You looking for a magnified optic or something like a reddot?

    Look at Nikon's stuff. They make a reddot, but I don't know how it holds up. I assume it's decent like the rest of their stuff...their regular scopes are nice.

    Bushnell's Trophy MP reddot looks like an ACOG, but seems to be decent. The Bushnell Holosight is basically an Eotech without the roll cage...



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    Re: Looking for a good optic.
    « Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 01:05:05 pm »
    Good choice on the rifle. You looking for a magnified optic or something like a reddot?

    Haven't quite decided between the two yet, but right now I'm leaning towards magnified (probably 3x or 5x).

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    Re: Looking for a good optic.
    « Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 01:44:51 pm »
    Magnified optics get spendy or they are total crap.
    Barska has a little compact 3-9 variable that we put on a lot of AR's for guys that don't have much money.  It's solid enough to serve until you upgrade and it's only a hundred bucks.
    We sell them at Basin Sports you can call the counter order one.
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    Re: Looking for a good optic.
    « Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 12:20:29 pm »
    I ended up getting a good deal on a Bushnell scope.

    Though the scope isn't really meant for that type of rifle, but it will do the job until I can get out of college and can afford something a bit more fitting.  Plus, it looks pretty good on it:




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    Re: Looking for a good optic.
    « Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 08:58:25 pm »
    That'll do the trick. Even though it's not Tacticool, it'll serve.

    How is the operation of the charging handle?
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    Re: Looking for a good optic.
    « Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 09:44:57 pm »
    That'll do the trick. Even though it's not Tacticool, it'll serve.

    How is the operation of the charging handle?

    It's a little awkward, but I don't expect to get into any shootouts in the near future where I'll need to be quick.

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