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Old November 22nd, 2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default advice on a red dot scope for a M&P 15-22?

the scope must be sold at cabelas (have gift cards).

Looking to spend under $150, $100 would be ideal. This is just a plinker. Mild magnifier would be prefered. Would also prefer a low AR riser.

thinking of this
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Vorte...=red+dot+scope

but maybe this would work just as well lol
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/produ...type%3Dproduct
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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BSA's are pretty much junk. I'm sure they'd hold zero on a .22, but mine wasn't even hardly bright enough to use in daylight.

I know Fuel Fire Desire had the Bushnell Trophy on his GSG-5, and he liked it.

Thats about all I can add here until I get my next upper.
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You can do this one of two ways.

Buy something good now for more money, or buy a bunch of shitty ones and end up with a good one later down the road with much more money spent.

If you're looking at that style of an optic, go with an Aimpoint or Trijicon and call it a day.
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You can do this one of two ways.

Buy something good now for more money, or buy a bunch of shitty ones and end up with a good one later down the road with much more money spent.

If you're looking at that style of an optic, go with an Aimpoint or Trijicon and cal it a day.
Trijicon for an .22 rimfire? Thats just ridiculous. It might make more sense if you planned to use it on a real AR but that would be a waste of money to put such an expensive sight on a .22.
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Ive heard good things about the Burris Fastfire. I'll be putting one on my open class gun eventually.
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Assume you're looking for a lighted, "both eyes open" quick acquisition sight?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Barska-1x20mm-Micro-Red-Dot-Scope/753484.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=/catalog/search.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsc h%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dbaraska%26x%3 D0%26y%3D0&Ntt=baraska#BVRRWidgetID Is another low-cost option.

Barska isn't bad for a lower-price piece - good enough for .22.

I put a Leupold AR on my AR and it's nice, but waaaay overkill for a .22.
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If you're looking at that style of an optic, go with aTrijicon and cal it a day.
I'm not looking to go to war with a 15-22. I just want to put holes in paper

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Assume you're looking for a lighted, "both eyes open" quick acquisition sight?
That depends what magnification I end up with. I think I want 1x or 2x, so I'm leaning toward these

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...Tz_stype%3DGNU

or a cheap truglow, which has a cabelas gift card rebate now, which is a bonus
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...Tz_stype%3DGNU
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Bill, the Bushnell you have listed says it has a 6 MOA dot! To me that is HUGE!!! I sent back a red dot scope I had for my AR cuz it was like 4 or something, try seeing anything behind a huge dot that takes up half the scope! Granted this is only a .22 so you wont be 200 yards out but still.
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That depends what magnification I end up with. I think I want 1x or 2x, so I'm leaning toward these

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...Tz_stype%3DGNU

or a cheap truglow, which has a cabelas gift card rebate now, which is a bonus
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunti...Tz_stype%3DGNU
You still have to have an optic keep its zero even when shooting paper.
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You still have to have an optic keep its zero even when shooting paper.
Most anything will keep zero when shooting .22LR. I know a lot of people have been really happy with the el-cheapo $35 EoTech clones on their 22's.
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Most anything will keep zero when shooting .22LR. I know a lot of people have been really happy with the el-cheapo $35 EoTech clones on their 22's.
Shooting it won't be the issue. Putting it in and out of the case, carrying it, etc. will be.

A lot of those cheap ones will lose there zero with a few firm taps.

Just my opinion. If you want an optic to last a couple of years, a cheap one will probably be ok. I try to not buy gun or car related items on the cheap side of things. I've been bitten too many times in the ass going that route.
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I have a cheap tasco on my 15-22 and its been perfect for me idk if cabela's carries it or not but its a real good choice for the price.
Looks pretty sweet too although it did need a riser.
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oh and it co-witnesses the irons real nice too
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Shooting it won't be the issue. Putting it in and out of the case, carrying it, etc. will be.

A lot of those cheap ones will lose there zero with a few firm taps.

Just my opinion. If you want an optic to last a couple of years, a cheap one will probably be ok. I try to not buy gun or car related items on the cheap side of things. I've been bitten too many times in the ass going that route.
The only reddot I've had was one of those $35 BSA's, and it actually held zero on my SKS (Choate Mount) for over a year and 1000 rounds, and I wasn't exactly careful with it. But like I said, the dot was hardly visible in sunlight, so it made it kind of useless and I ended up taking it off.

I understand what you're saying and I would agree if this was a true AR, even with a .22 conversion kit that could be reverted back whenever you want. I'll even be getting a Trijicon Reflex when I get my Government Profile upper. But on a little plinker .22, I just can't see the point in spending $400 for optics.
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Maybe go to AR15.com and list your gift certificate in trade towards a reflex sight? Post a wanted and look for listing open to trades.
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anyone have experience with a reflex style sight?
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Sight...lex&Ntt=reflex
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i didnt care for mine on my ar or my 10-22 at all was tought to keep it true even with a .22. i have one around here somewhere you can have its a tru glo but i have to find it if your interested
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i didnt care for mine on my ar or my 10-22 at all was tought to keep it true even with a .22. i have one around here somewhere you can have its a tru glo but i have to find it if your interested
let me know if you find it...
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