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Posted: 3/1/2006 8:24:48 AM EDT
First off, I'm a total AR newb so let me apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge.

I've got a Bushmaster A3 16" post ban. I really only use it as a plinker but thought it would be fun to add some optics of some sort. I don't want anything that's too bulky.

Can I find something that will hold zero for under $100?

I've looked at some over at aimsurplus but don't know anything about optics. I've read over a lot of the threads on AR15.com but still don't know what would be decent.

Any help would be appreciated. If you have some sub-$100 optics on your AR and would like to share your thoughts and possibly pics, please do.

Thanks.

-Kid
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 8:34:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:49:31 AM EDT
has anyone tryed one of these ncstar red dots?

ncstar link
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:36:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:
The SPOT scope is about the best bang for the buck these days (as range optics go).



I was going to suggest just that, even though it's 50% higher than $100.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:12:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 1:19:10 PM EDT
are you looking for a reddot or a magnified optic?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 4:29:13 PM EDT
S.P.O.T. for $149 is a great scope. Just bought one a couple of weeks ago and it is a miracle for 55-year-old eyes. I sighted it in at 25 meters and was shooting like a pro, for sure better than I did in the Nam. Then took some shots from 10 meters and had to aim just a little high to compensate. I'm looking forward to trying them at 100 meters-plus.

Highly recommended but had trouble finding them all sold out. I got it from www.scopemounts.com.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 4:54:34 PM EDT
Sorry make that Web site www.mountsplus.com for the SPOT.
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Link Posted: 3/2/2006 7:12:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GentleBen:
S.P.O.T. for $149 is a great scope. Just bought one a couple of weeks ago and it is a miracle for 55-year-old eyes. I sighted it in at 25 meters and was shooting like a pro, for sure better than I did in the Nam. Then took some shots from 10 meters and had to aim just a little high to compensate. I'm looking forward to trying them at 100 meters-plus.
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Ben,
If you zeroed at 25M and shoot at 100M you'll find the rounds will be some 6+ inches high. You might want to rezero at 50y prior to going to 100.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 9:35:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
are you looking for a reddot or a magnified optic?



well I am hyjacking but I am looking for a tubeless reflex type.
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I am also interested in a decent 300 meter target scope but the more I reserch the more I find I do not know
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:53:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 7:19:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CSGunWorkscom:

Originally Posted By filefish:

Originally Posted By twonami:
are you looking for a reddot or a magnified optic?



well I am hyjacking but I am looking for a tubeless reflex type.
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I am also interested in a decent 300 meter target scope but the more I reserch the more I find I do not knowhr


EoTech or Trijicon RX.

Mike @ CSGW

www.csgunworks.com

yea I am aware of those.. very few problems money can't solve...I was looking or a cheeper out
mike@csgunworks.com

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:51:32 PM EDT
for thrifty price scopes you can try NcSTAR scope, the quality is moderate but the price is good. you can get it from ebay, amazon and some other website www.combatopitcal.com (I think it only carry NcSTAR products. good luck
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:13:26 PM EDT
Yea I spent about $70 on an Ncstar I had it replaced. The dot and recitals are real blurry and not perpendicular. I sent it back to Ncstar and the gave me a new one same thing. I might as well duct tape a plastic cup to my upper and use a red sharpie to make a dot
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:26:08 PM EDT
I decided not to go cheap and got an eotech. ;)

-Kid
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 5:34:47 PM EDT
Great choice I love mine.

Mike
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