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Old 05-18-2019, 07:07 AM
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When I first got into reddots I tried an NC-Star, cheap. It lasted about 2 years and it did fine until the lens popped out. So don't go with something just because it is cheap. I also had a BSA tube type but it was too big for my ruger MKII pistol, so I gave it to a friend for his shotgun.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:02 PM
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The $7 Daisy lasted well and held POA until the power switch broke off of it.

Bushnell TRS-25 does fine on my FAL. AT3 RD-50 on my 9mm AR and Ruger Mk II. Had a Primary Arms unit comparable to both of them but it died a month out of warranty and no help from PA ...

Need to buy one or two more for other guns, will be the AT3 RD-50 unit for rifles (2moa dot) and hte TRS-25 is going to be moved to the Ruger Mk II (3moa dot, just that much easier to pick up and use at arms length on a wobbly handgun)
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:08 PM
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Browning Buck Mark Reflex Sight. Got the first one, came in a little brown box, went bad after a brick. Sent it back (SportsmansGuide) and they refunded. After looking around for about a week, they went on sale for about $35 ea. I ordered two (came in the blister pack this time) and they have been awesome. I have one on the Buckmark Hunter, and the other is on the MkIV Competition. They are covered by Browning for two years, I kept my receipt. So far, so good, and it's been at least a year. They track well and hold zero. The circle with the dot in the middle seems to be a lot smaller than 3 MOA. What's not to like? If they go bad, I've got my eye on the Vortex with the life time warranty. I really like the Browning reflex red dot sight.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:46 AM
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I have a cheap one, that LOOKS LIKE Chasers pix, but certainly is not. It has red and green dots, 3moa, and 4 different reticle types.
I bought them from Flea Day, and paid 16 dollars each, including shipping. After I tried one, I bought 3 more.

Yes, it holds zero fine. They do have locking screws. No they aren't top quality. They are probably China garbage, but it does work.

I have one on my MkIII, that has well over 10000 rounds thru it, with no change in zero. I will say, the weakness appears to be the rotary switch, which at times loosens, and it will not power on. The fix, is to take out the battery, and make a makeshift spanner wrench to tighten the retaining ring under the battery. In all the years I own it, I changed the battery once. I used it yesterday, and still fine.

I gave one away and the recipient of that gift is very happy with his too. It is also on a .22 pistol.
I don't have any center fire experience with the el cheapo dot sights.

I will say, I have had such good luck with the full size dot sights, I am considering trying the cheap mini dot sights.

My opinion is, you probably spend more on a fast food lunch for 2, so if it doesn't do what you wished it would, you aren't bad off.

Let us know what you get

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I still have one that my son uses, he likes it quite a bit...

Iím the opposite of you, I prefer tubes.

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Have you ever tried an Ultradot U25?

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Yes Sirree... I have tried at least 3 or 4.. not the UD U25 tho... need to see if I can find one locally to check it out.. The ones I have tried were O.K. but the panoramic view ability of the reflex trumps all others in my op. - for running Jackrabbits the Reflex really is a bunch better.. Baskin Robbins 31 flavors thing I guess.. diff strokes/diff folks.
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Thanks for all the opinions. Have not bought one yet as a friend gave me a TruGlo reflex unit. 5 settings red and 5 settings green. Don’t know if I like it or not. When on the higher settings it does not appear as a dot but a circle of dots. Don’t know if it’s supposed to do this or if something is wrong. Thanks again
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You need to run ANY of the red dot optics as low as possible given the lighting conditions. Dark or dim lit/overcast you will run it pretty low.. brighter/full sun you will run it higher... use it with BOTH eyes open.. takes practice and until you get focused wink your weak eye.. your dominant eye takes over.
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