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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello everyone, this is my first post here however I have been reading up quite a bit. I'm looking for a good optic for my bushmaster and I think the holosight types are my favorite. I have a bsa right now but I want something a bit better but still under $150 or so. I've heard of the tacpoints but I'm open to all suggestions. Please also include where to order the optics you suggest. Thanks, Chris. Nice to be a member!
 
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you won't get much that is quality for $150 or less except for the SPOT MkIII.....I have one of these and it seems to be quite sturdy. I would stay away from any of the other "aimpoint" type clones.
I picked mine up used on the Equipment Exchange on ar15.com

Mike

 
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I have a EOtech holographic sight on one of my Bushmaster M4s and a ACOG TA31 on another. For close in work I prefer the EOtech. Its very quick to use. It co-witnesses with the front sight perfectly.

My "go to" AR is the Bushmaster M4 with the EOtech and the Surefire M500A weapon light.
 
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Going to have to agree with mvician here... save another $200 and get an EOTech 512 or 522.

The Millett DMS(Is that right?) is a 1-4X variable short dot like scope that you can get (with rings) for under $300.

You can also look for a deal on a Bushnell Holo-Sight over on AR15.COM and here from time to time. Should come in less than $250 as well.

You just aren't going to get a ton of quality options for $150.
 
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I have a "sightron" electronic sight on my AR. Its a dot sight but has 4 different dot or aiming point selections. It has a lifetime replacement warranty too. Its been a good optic so far, Ive had it for a couple of years now and its done matches and field use when i go coyote hunting. Hootz played with it briefly at the Ohio XD shoot and so has aiformula and a couple of others. All seemed to like it.

Price $184.00 on sale
 
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I bought the 20 dollar holosight from m1surplus.com

its on my brothers' rifle right now, but it works great for 20 bucks. the battery is still good, and we've had it on all day on accident, and a few outings in the fields. it has a pretty large dot, but he picked off a bird about 20 feet away no problem...

i dont expect a sniper out of it, but its worth the 20 bucks so far!
 
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I've got the SPOT Mk III and it's been 100% reliable. No drift problems at all. Well made. My only negative is that there is a slight bluish hint in low light conditions. I had read similar statements from others and found this to be accurate with mine. However it's not an issue for me and it doesn't have any affect on my shooting in these conditions.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Hello everyone, this is my first post here however I have been reading up quite a bit. I'm looking for a good optic for my bushmaster and I think the holosight types are my favorite. I have a bsa right now but I want something a bit better but still under $150 or so. I've heard of the tacpoints but I'm open to all suggestions. Please also include where to order the optics you suggest. Thanks, Chris. Nice to be a member!
If you can save at least $350 for an Eotech then stick with Iron sights. Good optics are worth every penny. Bad optics are no bargain at any price.
Pat
 
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Stay away fron the Tac-point. I picked one up for $100 figuring what the hell, First trip to the range it malfunctioned. I'd heard that you have to stretch the battery springs, which i did. Ran well for a half hour. You get what you pay for. If you like halosights try the bushnell. I believe its made by the same manufacturer as the EOTech. Just missing the shroud.
 
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I have the Aimpoint M2 (M68 CCO). It's pricey but it's very reliable. You get what you pay for. I picked it over the EO Tech because of it's much longer battery life. Both are great though. The new M4 Aimpoint can be left on for 8 years straight with just one AA battery!
 
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