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Posted: 11/30/2011 11:31:45 AM EST
Do any of you guys have one of these? Do you like it? Does it work well? I'm thinking about buying one and putting it behind my Aimpoint M2. The thought of spending $500 for an aimpoint magnifier is revolting to me. The mako one is about $150 ish. I know you get what you pay for sometimes but would like some input from you guys that own one!

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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:34:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/30/2011 11:46:32 AM EST by LTBeas]
If you do get one, try going through user makodefense. He took good care of a guy on the EE a while back, and went the extra mile when it wasn't even his deal. He is a registered dealer here.

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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:35:45 AM EST
I had one of their 3x magnifiers, and it was absolute garbage. HTH.
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:36:43 AM EST
It's okay, But I can hardly tell the difference in magnification between it and my vortex, which is 3.25 X, also the vortex is brighter and takes less space as well.
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:37:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
I had one of their 3x magnifiers, and it was absolute garbage. HTH.


Can you expand on this a little bit? I've been considering one as a range toy/monocular.
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:37:27 AM EST
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If you do get one, try going through user makodefense. He took good care of a guy on the EE a while back, and went the extra mile when it wasn't even his deal. He is a registered dealer here.



I will thank you for the lead!!
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:38:47 AM EST
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I had one of their 3x magnifiers, and it was absolute garbage. HTH.


Can you expand on this a little bit? I've been considering one as a range toy/monocular.


This! Why was it garbage?
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:39:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By NUcadet07:
Originally Posted By joedirt1977:
I had one of their 3x magnifiers, and it was absolute garbage. HTH.


Can you expand on this a little bit? I've been considering one as a range toy/monocular.


Blurry and no way to center the reticle. Maybe garbage is a bit harsh, maybe over priced for it's quality is a better description. I hear that Primary Arms has some decent inexpensive magnifiers. Can't vouch for that though, never used one.

ETA: No way in hell I'd pay for a genuine Aimpoint/Eotech magnifier. Way too expensive.
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:40:34 AM EST
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Do any of you guys have one of these? Do you like it? Does it work well? I'm thinking about buying one and putting it behind my Aimpoint M2. The thought of spending $500 for an aimpoint magnifier is revolting to me. The mako one is about $150 ish. I know you get what you pay for sometimes but would like some input from you guys that own one!

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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:42:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By 3Trip:
It's okay, But I can hardly tell the difference in magnification between it and my vortex, which is 3.25 X, also the vortex is brighter and takes less space as well.


Friend of mine has a vortex with the magnifier and I liked it very much! I just don't need another sight! I'm running aimpoints on 2 of my AR's and want to QD magnify them.
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:50:28 AM EST
Added a link in my post above.
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 11:55:53 AM EST
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I have one sitting behind my Primary Arms M3 red dot, it works great. The glass is clear and you can focus it to get a crisp image from 1x to 5x magnification. Come to think of it it was also purchased from Primary Arms so it may be there own brand. Contact Marshall over there (Primary Arms) he will set you up with a nice rig. I have purchased many products from him with no complaints.

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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 12:04:31 PM EST
I've got one ,had it for 2 years , It had some ( dirt? ) spots in the lower portion of the view , didn't interfere with anything. I finally took it apart about a month ago and cleaned the lens . It works fine for me , I'm still alive anyway
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 12:16:33 PM EST
Hmmmmmmm primary arms. Forgot about them. I have one of their T1 clones on an sbr and love it. Ima give them a look see I think.
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 12:20:41 PM EST
Yea they have a 6x rig now for $99.00. If you add a flip to the side mount its another $44.00 or so, can't beat that.
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 12:23:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 3Trip:
It's okay, But I can hardly tell the difference in magnification between it and my vortex, which is 3.25 X, also the vortex is brighter and takes less space as well.


Friend of mine has a vortex with the magnifier and I liked it very much! I just don't need another sight! I'm running aimpoints on 2 of my AR's and want to QD magnify them.


sorry, Should of mentioned the word, Magnifier, vortex makes a 3.25x magnifier, and that was what I was talking about.
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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 1:54:09 PM EST
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Yea they have a 6x rig now for $99.00. If you add a flip to the side mount its another $44.00 or so, can't beat that.


Saw that! Think I may buy that rig!

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Link Posted: 11/30/2011 2:05:56 PM EST
I have a vortex and it works well for what it's meant. I'm just not a magnifier guy I think.
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