Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Pineapple Devil, Mar 12, 2006.
whats the big difference betwee those $300 red dot sights and the $30 red dot sight at walmart?
Craftsmanship, Quality, the fact that an EOTech can take a .308 hit and still be operational...
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.
Well, I won't be hunting snipers with a shotgun, so I didn't buy an EOTech for my shotgun. 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.
There isn't a difference
lens quality and most importantly for the magnifying lenses is the coatings.
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...
I have heard good things about TacPoints they run about $100
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!
Use colored floss though
I think there are flourescent flosses out now. Trituim ftW!
Use a wrapping paper roll then you'll have an uber elite tacticool sniper scope
for instance this one
Its fine for a range gun.
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.
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.
sorry for the big picture.
Who sells TacPoints that you can buy online?
What if you're shooting a .458WM 50yds at a Cape Buffalo