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12/11/2018 1:58:31 AM
Posted: 12/8/2018 6:51:29 PM EST
I'm building an SBR in .300blk, primarily for a bedside/HD gun. It'll likely get a certain amount of outdoor use around the place, but home and yard will be most of it. I'm thinking about mounting a red dot optic. Which ones does the hive like in the 'cost-effective' category? Budget is about $200. Could go higher if needed.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:58:11 PM EST
A Primary Arms or a Holosun in that price range should be GTG
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:58:35 PM EST
Start at primary arms/holosun/vortex. Maybe a used comp m2/m3 if you can find one in your price range.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:01:07 PM EST
get an aimpoint pro and call it a day. it will last 40 years so very cost effective in the long run
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:13:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/8/2018 7:18:20 PM EST by Trollslayer]
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Originally Posted By reelserious:
get an aimpoint pro and call it a day. it will last 40 years so very cost effective in the long run
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This is so true, I don't think anyone can completely disagree.

The thing is, if you don't have the money for one ($437), which alternate do you pick?
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:21:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Trollslayer:
This is so true, I don't think anyone can completely disagree.

The thing is, if you don't have the money for one ($437), which alternate do you pick?
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Originally Posted By Trollslayer:
Originally Posted By reelserious:
get an aimpoint pro and call it a day. it will last 40 years so very cost effective in the long run
This is so true, I don't think anyone can completely disagree.

The thing is, if you don't have the money for one ($437), which alternate do you pick?
Get a Primary arms advanced micro dot or a Holosun.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 7:48:33 PM EST
Have two Holosuns and use em on HD carbines, both are 403gl. Great little optic, but mounts suck. Both of mine now sit in ADM mounts.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 8:28:15 PM EST
https://www.primaryarms.com/holosun-paralow-hs503g-red-dot-sight-acss-reticle-hs503g-acss

At $219 this is my choice for 300BO SBR/Pistol. Nice big horseshoe for close in. Precision center for longer out with ranging. It works well in conjunction with a magnifier, but I took my magnifier back off as it is on a <100 yard gun, and the magnifier requires my eye to be in a specific spot, which slows me down.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 8:32:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Trollslayer:

This is so true, I don't think anyone can completely disagree.

The thing is, if you don't have the money for one ($437), which alternate do you pick?
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wait, just wait till you can afford it. Use the BUIS until then
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 8:39:49 PM EST
I run a Vortex Strikefire II on my HD AR. It’s a pretty good optic. MSRP is $230 but you can normally find them in the $150 range.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 9:05:31 PM EST
DI OPTICAL RV1
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 9:10:27 PM EST
Primary Arms
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 9:24:44 PM EST
Vortex Sparc
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 9:27:48 PM EST
Primary Arms has a blem on for IIRC $109 with out a mount
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 9:33:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 10:41:34 PM EST
Aimpoint PRO. Last I checked, you can find multiple models on the EE sub $400.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 11:13:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 11:22:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/8/2018 11:23:04 PM EST by Lightstriker]
Are you open to the idea of a 1x Prism sight?

If so, then Vortex Spitfire 1x DRT is fantastic and $199
https://www.amazon.com/Vortex-Optics-SPR-1301-Spitfire-Reticle/dp/B00HYRGOQQ

Would suggest also looking at the Primary Arms Cyclops as well.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 11:53:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Tigwelder1971:
Sub $300 on several lately.
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Originally Posted By RJeff21:
Aimpoint PRO. Last I checked, you can find multiple models on the EE sub $400.
Sub $300 on several lately.
It’s a no-brainer at that price point.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 12:14:27 AM EST
PA advanced micro
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 12:18:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 12:47:16 AM EST
Sig Romeo 5
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 8:41:05 AM EST
Aimpoint PRO

If not then Primary Arms is pretty damn good.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 9:49:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 11:58:27 AM EST
$100 FDE Micro Dot

I put one of these on a friend's rifle using a leftover Vortex Crossfire Red Dot mount (Aimpoint Micro pattern).

I want one now.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 12:18:44 PM EST
Get one of the Rotary knob PA MD.

I've got a couple Pros, MRO's etc... but this thing impresses me and sits on my HD .300 blk. I've got no problems trusting it.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 12:29:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GLOCKshooter:
https://www.primaryarms.com/holosun-paralow-hs503g-red-dot-sight-acss-reticle-hs503g-acss

At $219 this is my choice for 300BO SBR/Pistol. Nice big horseshoe for close in. Precision center for longer out with ranging. It works well in conjunction with a magnifier, but I took my magnifier back off as it is on a <100 yard gun, and the magnifier requires my eye to be in a specific spot, which slows me down.
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I just got one of those and am really looking forward to taking it out. I find the chevron work better with my astigmatism than the typical dot, especially under 3x magnification.

For the OP, Primary Arms, Holosun, or grab a PRO or MRO from the EE if you have a few extra dollars.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 2:19:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By Sprocket99:
I'm building an SBR in .300blk, primarily for a bedside/HD gun. It'll likely get a certain amount of outdoor use around the place, but home and yard will be most of it. I'm thinking about mounting a red dot optic. Which ones does the hive like in the 'cost-effective' category? Budget is about $200. Could go higher if needed.
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Truglo Trutec. Look on ebay. 102 delivered for the last one I got a month ago. Shake awake, 2 MOA dot, two mounts (low and high - high will cowitness) 2032 battery and decent batt life. I have one on my Scorpion and its been on there for 15 months same battery with no issues. Highly recommend.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 2:31:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jasonm4:
Have two Holosuns and use em on HD carbines, both are 403gl. Great little optic, but mounts suck. Both of mine now sit in ADM mounts.
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If I’m using a Primarh Arms or Holosun for just shotgun - still need to replace the mount ?
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 2:34:05 PM EST
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I say go with Primary Arms Advanced Micro Dot Removable Base. $120 on sale right now and a lifetime warranty. With their quality AND that warranty for that price ... dang hard to beat. You could buy almost 3-4 of these for the price of an Aimpoint Pro.

Or buy 2 for half the price of an Aimpoint PRO and you’ve got a back up

If you want though, Aimpoint PRO is a solid choice if you choose to spend more.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 2:41:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By M4ger:
$100 FDE Micro Dot

I put one of these on a friend's rifle using a leftover Vortex Crossfire Red Dot mount (Aimpoint Micro pattern).

I want one now.
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Just ordered one of these this week. I’ve have a black version that works great. The FDE will be replacing an Aimpoint pro I have now. David.
Link Posted: 12/10/2018 12:01:53 AM EST
Sig Romeo 5, end of thread.
Link Posted: 12/10/2018 12:03:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/10/2018 12:06:21 AM EST by Bigger_Hammer]
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Originally Posted By Lord_Of_War:

Get a Primary arms advanced micro dot .
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Very well made, quality tested, and lifetime warranty.

Incredible value from an Awesome Company!

I do like the AimPoint Pro, but it is pretty heavy & bulky compared to the PA Micro Dot, especially if you are putting it on a pistol or SBR.
Link Posted: 12/10/2018 9:06:44 PM EST
Holosun HS510C or the slightly more expensive/efficient HE510C.
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