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Posted: 1/26/2014 11:04:48 PM EDT
I need some serious help choosing an optic. I'm building a 7.5in 68 pistol.
Anyway, This is my first AR pistol & my first build. I do not have the luxury of trying out different optics so I'm hoping that I can find something decent based on other peoples experiences.
I've used a red dot, but because of my astigmatism the red dot becomes red dots and isn't clear without glasses. I would love a red dot if it wasn't for that. I need something I can use, say if perhaps I didn't have time to grab my glasses or they were smashed/lost whatever. Maybe a SHTF situation. I'd like to keep the cost down as much as possible, but I don't want junk. I'd like to be able to resell it if I want to upgrade or decide I don't like it so I don't want a $30 airsoft knockoff but I'd like to keep it under 400 (the less the better, best quality for the money is what I want). If there is a RED DOT that will work with somebody having an astigmatism please bring that to my attention. I purchased a cheap CV tactical to try out and thats when I learned about the issue - when I searched online to why i see multiple red dots. Thanks !
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 3:34:22 AM EDT
If you have astigmatism bad (like I do) red dots are worthless without glasses or contacts. Eotechs seem a little better, but I still need correction or its a no go. You would have to  get a magnified scope, or a prizmatic (luepold) to keep from having an issue.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 5:07:20 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 5:52:10 AM EDT
I have astigmatism.  I found that the eotechs worked for me and the aimpoint pro had very little blurring.   I'd check those out to see if it affects you.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 5:59:39 AM EDT
I'm using the Leupold Prismatic with the circle dot reticle. Despite the tacticool guys that say it's useless due to poor battery life of the illumination module, I rarely use the illum so it works for me.

Burris just came out with something similar recently, as well.

My eyes are good (well, the shooting one, anyway). I just prefer low mag scopes vs red dots and holographic.
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