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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.
Ah, I see.
I do notice that a lot of novice shooters back away from a scope as much as they can. Her favorite rifle is a lever action with standard buckhorn iron sights. She does very well with it. I think she finds scopes/red-dots a little intimidating.....although the recoil from a .22 is hardly enough to give one a case of Weatherby eyebrow!
Yeah, Kürbczech is very leary of rifles in general because someone gave her something like a 30-06 with a scope and no pointers on how to control it.
What's your opinion on redot style optics?
I find some of them interesting, but I can see how the housings might constrict your field of view.
NIB USGI Kimber of Oregon Match single shot with match sites - value?
thanks, I have a 4.5 scope in my 12ga that may be a better fit for this .22.
on the side note, I just shot a box of the Remington CBee and I like them a lot more than the CCI CB's.
They shot a little higher than the CCI's and a lot more consistent.
Just picked up a Ruger Standard (pre Mark I), serial number dates to 1969. With the original box, paperwork, and wrapping paper. Along with an extra mag, also in original box. Bit of damage (could be bang marks from frustrated re-assembly) around the safe lever, otherwise no wear on the common areas. Looking forward to range time, bet my BB gun has more recoil.
Are you talking about the .22 rifles that at one time where available through the CMP? Last year I picked up one, not NIB, for $650.
Shoot w both eyes open, it disappears. Cheap dots are just that, ive even tried the Vortex Strikefire and it was great, until i discovered that my single-point sling caused my chest-rig to touch the power button on the left side. That turns the brightness to it's lowest setting; making a $150 optical sight into a really expensive paper towel roll. Wasn't an issue until i got off the static range and started running my equipment in a "tactical carbine" course
Sad as it may seem, playing Battlefield 3 has helped me decide I want an Eotech over an Aimpoint. I prefer the donut/dot/crosshair thing better than a single dot
They're both so damn expensive.
BSA held zero for about 2 mags, Bushnell didn't even work outta the box
Fast Fire broke on a coyote/hog hunt falling over from leaned against a tree.
StrikeFire mentioned above incapable of consistent results
Comes down to Aimpont PRO and Eotech, but I tend to over accurize my speed shots and double taps at closer range with the dot vs the donut thingy.
So I'm wanting an EXPS2.0
I have an Aimpoint PRO on my AR and thought the optic would affect my field of view but it doesn't really. They're mean to be shot with both eyes open and looking at the target, not the dot.
I went with the Aimpoint instead of EOTech because I use the VLTOR CASV-M hand guard and it was designed to use the Aimpoint and the iron sights 1/3 co-witness perfectly whereas the EOTech wouldn't work with the iron sights at all.
: eotech and irons work fine.
Personally, ive got an ARMS #40 rear and a MI HK style flip-up on mine
I've had limited experience with red-dots, but think they can be useful. I think, as with most scopes, you tend to get what you pay for. I like the smaller red-dots better than the scope style ones, think they give a better field of view. I'm thinking of stuff like the C-More STS and that style of sight on handguns or shotguns, and something like the Eotechs on a rifle. There are a bajillion options out there, but the little holo sights seem more the way to go if you ask me. The price range is equally vast, from less than $50 to multiple hundreds. I put the Bushnell thing on the 15-22 because I got a good deal on it and it seemed like a decent sight. It looks like a ACOG, but has no magnification, just a simple 1x viewing port with a dot. Not a bad sight, but there are better ones out there.
You missed the part where I mentioned that I'm using the VLTOR hand guards. It mounts to the upper receiver and raises the mount half an inch.
Not when you mount the BUIS to the top rail, right?
oh that's gonna leave a mark. and you'll feel it tomorrow
I have a BSA sweet 22 on my small bore silhoutte rifle and while I only used it for one match it held pretty darn good. I think with BSA you get a good one or you get a crap one. But where else can you find a scope of that power for that kind of money. It is nice and clear and I am pretty happy....it did make the rifle too darn heavy now tho.
I also have a Millet scope that is along the same lines as the BSA scope....a little more money and I really bought it because I wanted to try something different. Same type of gun same type of shooting, not sure if I like it any better or not.
One problem I do kinda remember having is one of the scopes had a metric tube (i think) and I do remember one of the rifles has an 11mm dove tail...I know I had trouble finding rings that would do what I wanted to do.
Sweet 22 and 17 do hold up well on 22/17 target rifles off a bench.
Im referring to the $30 BSA 30mm red dot. Similar to the Barska. They're ok on a 10/22 for plinking.
I really hoped the Vortex Strike Fire would be "THE" budget optic for me. But losing the dot every drill that involves transitioning to the sidearm don't fly.
If Aimpont was selling the Micro T-1 at the <$300 price point I'd have one in a second
the list came down to TWO:
Mossberg 590A1 (20" barrel 8+1)
Bonelli Super Nova (24" barrel 4+1)
I'm not looking a HD gun, just a fun all around (including HD:)). Already have a 12ga slugger for hunting and medium/long range.
thanks in advance.
I'll give you $50 for the Vortex and put it on my .30-30