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Posted: 9/9/2004 6:37:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 5:50:00 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]

My new carbine (well, upper anyhow), courtesy of mototard. You think I could get by with some cheap red dot BSA sight from Walmart or something for now, or would that be communist?

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:15:27 PM EDT
Save your money and buy an Aimpoint or Eotech. A cheap dot sight will drive you nuts. They won't hold a zero. 90% of the cheapos are not paralax free.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:53:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:51:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 5:51:59 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]

I don't think you guys understand, I jsut need something to get me by for a month or so until I can invest in a real optic. Don't worry I'll go Mossberg pump first before I go carbine with crappy optics if the zombies attack when/if the SHTF.

Do you think a BSA/BEC red dot will be completely compatible with the flat top, in terms of fit, stability, front site post in the way?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 5:57:57 AM EDT
I would buy a rear flip site then save for a red good dot. Then you could co witness them.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:38:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:54:57 AM EDT

Yeah, but where can I get a price comparable (~$30) rear BUIS by tomorrow?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:20:03 AM EDT
You can't. Quality BUIS's run around the $90 range. Just save up and wait or use your credit card.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:01:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 1:16:11 PM EDT
I have a BSA for my beretta neos. It is a POS. It will not hold a zero mostly because of the shitty lopsided mount. And that's on a 22lr pistol.

It wasn't until I started playing with rifles that I realized the real money is in the optics.

If you're around Cobb Co. some weekend and want to borrow it you are welcome to. Save your money for a real sight.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 7:47:51 PM EDT
If you are really dead set on getting a cheap dot for the time being, get something like a Tasco Pro Point or a Bushnell. I had the Bushnell and it's a pretty nice sight actually.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:00:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 8:02:12 PM EDT by BeetleBailey]

Yeah, I completely ignored all of your warnings and got a 30mm Tasco from Kmart ($30) on my lunch today. I know I'll probably regret it, but I absolutely cannot wait to fire it up tomorrow morning Bah, $30, I can upgrade for Christmas...

p.s. It actually seems like a decent quality optic. What causes red dot optics to loose their zero anyhow? Jarring the rifle around? The repeated percussion from firing it? Furthermore, is the zero lost when you swap batteries?
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:03:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:44:16 PM EDT

Well, I ignored what you all told me and bought a tasco red dot for just the time being. Bah, what's $30 for a cheap thrill

Seriously, it actually worked very well and seems to be of a better quality than I expected. Here was my next to last group of shots with it. They were pretty centered up by the end (I accidentally ripped up the final target with a mag dump):

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:50:54 PM EDT
how far was that target setup?

Wow another Orb in another pic!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:13:20 PM EDT

The target was a little less than a hundred yards, so I wasn't very scientific with the sighting in. Just guesstimating a few clicks left, a few right, until it was zeroed.
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 5:31:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2004 5:32:19 AM EDT by BeetleBailey]

maybe cheap but it still looks cool ...

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