GUN I know this may be a dumb question, but...

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    whats the big difference betwee those $300 red dot sights and the $30 red dot sight at walmart?
     
  2. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

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    Craftsmanship, Quality, the fact that an EOTech can take a .308 hit and still be operational...
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Well I dont know about the walmart ones I do have a Hakko tacpoint which is one of the cheap red dots you can get online through SG, CTD, etc If its just for range use I dont think theres anything wrong with it, yes the $300+ aimpoint is probably better made, but I'm not planning on going into combat with it and the cheap tacpoint has held its zero after being banged around, has gotten wet and didnt stop working or fog over on me. You just using it to plink at the range? then one of the cheaper ones maybe fine for you, I want an ACOG but its hard to justify spending the cost of a new AR15 on an optic for it. :hs:
     
  4. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Well, I won't be hunting snipers with a shotgun, so I didn't buy an EOTech for my shotgun. :rofl: And I refuse to buy an optic that costs more than the gun.

    The Barska holds up fine, and it's about as accurate as the shotgun, that's why I picked it.
     
  5. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    There isn't a difference
     
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    lens quality and most importantly for the magnifying lenses is the coatings.
     
  7. RonJeremey

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    Who puts an EOTech on a shotgun??!

    All kidding aside, If it's a range only gun, the BSA or what ever cheap assed red dot is fine... If it's your goto gun for when SHTF, I'd rather get one that will take being dropped and beat on a little...
     
  8. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I have heard good things about TacPoints they run about $100
     
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    There isnt any. You're paying for a name. It's actually cheaper to get a roll of toilet paper or paper towel. Put a mark at the 12, 3, 6, 9 o clock positions. Then cut a little notch. Then get some dental floss or string. Go through the notches, that you make a "cross" when looking through the tube.

    Then get some ducktape and tape it to the top of your firearm. FTW!
     
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    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown: Use colored floss though
     
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    I think there are flourescent flosses out now. Trituim ftW!
     
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    Use a wrapping paper roll then you'll have an uber elite tacticool sniper scope
     
  13. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    Might not hold a zero long with recoil.

    The rule I've heard for optics is to spend $1 for every yard you plan on shooting.
     
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    I got the aimpoint clone after reading very good reviews at ar15.com.

    I took it to work to show to a couple of guys and they thought the quality was outstanding for a ~$70 sight.



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  17. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Who sells TacPoints that you can buy online?
     
  18. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    What if you're shooting a .458WM 50yds at a Cape Buffalo :noes:
     

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