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Posted: 10/22/2004 4:30:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 11:25:42 AM EST by jmarkma]
I have a 20" A2 bushy and I wanted an inexpensive optic for punching paper or some <200yrd varmints. I got a $20 dollar off coupon for Cabela's and was wondering if the Ultra Sight would be worth a try, or what else should I be looking for? I would like to keep it under $200, the ATN is $140 w/ the coupon

Justin
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 4:36:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:18:22 PM EST
Get a Tacpoint instead. they go for just over $100 and are perfect for a range gun. Not suited for a combat rifle or SHTF, but youll be happy with it.. Only problem is you will need a $100 mount to go with it.

The ATN will also make a descent range optic only.
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 8:27:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2004 8:29:00 PM EST by Atreides]
Doesn't Cabela's sell Hakko sights too Justin? The Hakko is similar in design and better than the ATN stuff.

Here's an add for them. As you can see, they are under $200.00. I know this isn't a Cabela's add, but I thought I seen a Hakko sight in their catalog before.

http://www.action-direct.com/hakmr02.html

Oh, and by the way, I have this sight mounted on my .30 cal carbine and I really like it.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 10:47:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 10:52:33 AM EST by jmarkma]
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:21:16 AM EST
BTT
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:26:31 AM EST
I have one I got off EE for cheap.

Great sight? SHTF sight? Good sight? Nope, nope & nope.


Work for plinking? sure.

Worth >$100? Not in my opinion.


Save an extra $100 and by a reflex or something else.

BTW, I dread the day I drop this thing, as I really dont expect it to work afterwards. I may be wrong, but its not all that.

Just my .02

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 10:24:49 AM EST
dude, don't walk away from ATN....RUN!
I bought one about a year ago for backyard plinking with the AR15. It lasted a whopping 300 rounds before it stopped working. Every shot, the dot blinked off. A sharp smack to the sight housing would bring it back. EVERY SHOT. I emailed the place I bought it from to get the warranty info. I received a web address that no longer worked. I did some detective work and found a working number/web address...I haven't been able to get anyone to pick up the phone, and haven't received a response to repeated emails. Do yourself a favor and save up for something decent that has a customer service dept located somewhere in the USA. Aimpoint, EOTech, Leupold, WHATEVER YOU LIKE. Please, please, please PLEASE don't waste your money on this POS!


BTW, I wound up fixing it myself. I took it apart and found a loose contact that needed to be built up a bit (no big deal voiding a warranty that I couldn't get anyone to honor) I then moved the ATN over to the 10/22. It lasted almost 500 rds on the 22 before it broke again...different contact broke off. Now running EOTechs on the AR15, DPMS308 and a Bushnell HoloSight on the 10/22 and no problems to date.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 10:36:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By jmarkma:
I have a 20" A2 bushy and I wanted an inexpensive optic for punching paper or some <200yrd varmints. I got a $20 dollar off coupon for Cabela's and was wondering if the Ultra Sight would be worth a try, or what else should I be looking for? I would like to keep it under $200, the ATN is $140 w/ the coupon

Justin



Varmits under 200yds with a 4MOA red dot??? How about a low powered scope like the 1x4x20 Leupold VXII ? You can find them on Ebay for $150. If you want a red dot, I'd suggest getting a used Bushnell Holosight. I bought mine here on the EE for $150 and it looked new.
Its best to buy quality the first time around. Trust me. Iv'e been there and done that.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:20:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 11:22:59 AM EST by jmarkma]
Yea, I am now thinking about getting the bushnell trophy, it has a lifetime warranty at a decent price, $109.

Here is the link www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/horizontal-item.jhtml?id=0015003711540a&navAction=push&navCount=1&indexId=cat320001&podId=0015003&catalogCode=QR&parentId=cat320001&parentType=index&rid=&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fcatalog%2Fitem-link.jhtml.1_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20712&hasJS=true

Oh yeah, so what do you guys think about the Smith Enterprise mount in the above post?


Varmits under 200yds with a 4MOA red dot??? How about a low powered scope like the 1x4x20 Leupold VXII ? You can find them on Ebay for $150. If you want a red dot, I'd suggest getting a used Bushnell Holosight. I bought mine here on the EE for $150 and it looked new.
Its best to buy quality the first time around. Trust me. Iv'e been there and done that.




I know a red dot sight w/o magnification isn't real good for hitting small objects out past 100yds but my marlin 333 has a tasco (I think it is 54mm) red dot that holds decent group at 150yds, so the holosight with 1x magnification should be good enough for me.Justin
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:27:01 AM EST
Any opinions of the mount or optic
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:36:01 AM EST
I got a Hakko Bed 34, same as tacpoint but doesnt look like aimpoint and I got it for $41 shipped!

The mount I used is a Aimpoint QRP Mount I bought on the EE for $65. Total price $106.

Great setup for paper punching.
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