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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So I posted this on Ar15 and got no response. But these two scopes did get decent reviews on Ar15.com (which says something with the snobs over there) and I can't decide which. Anyone have any experience with either the SPOT Mark III or the Bushnell MP Trophy??

The Truglos don't get good reviews and I don't want to spend the money on an Eotech, Aimpoint or ACOG.​
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
The SPOT is GTG :D
I have one on one of my carbines.
There was a multi page torture test on the SPOT on ar15.com but it is in the archives now, and unless you are a paying member you can't access it.

There was a used one in the ar15 EE a couple days ago for $100.
Don't know if it is still available.

Mike


 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I've got the Bushnell and it rocks!! It simple and does the same job as the expensive EO's and Aimpoints....
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Not to hijack a thread, but the SPOT MkIII seems to be very similar to the Tasco ProPoint 1x32 mm. Both, of course, are clones of the Aimpoint.

I've heard good things about the SPOT, and about the same amount of good about the Tasco (available for $110 at OpticsPlanet.com).

I personally will put the Tasco on my SKS build as soon as I get the $$.

As with anything not built for military use (ie to be abused and then counted on when life is on the line), YMMV.

joe
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I've got the Bushnell and it rocks!! It simple and does the same job as the expensive EO's and Aimpoints....
You keep telling yourself that :)

Fricken EOTech's are like an addiction! I know a guy that has 5 512's for sale for under $325 ea. Oh the temptation


... Anyway.. I started with the SPOT red dot's and they are GTG, especially if you're looking to figure out which of the two real ones you may want to invest in down the road. Hell I have my last remaining one on my 9mm AR and it's deadly accurate.

Watch EE on BARFCOM ... er I mean ARFCOM and you can generally get them with a mount for less than $100.. but you have to watch for them, they sell super fast.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I bought a knock off red dot that works fine but the optics look slightly blue-ish.

I shot a guy's Aimpoint at a 3 gun match after we finished a stage and the optics actually are alot better. More light is allowed in and the red dot is more defined but it may have been a 2 MOA version.

The other benefit is battery life.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Those Bushnells look pretty damn cool though. Pretty good ACOG clone!

You can see my dilema, both are rated OK for cheaper scopes!
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I've got the SPOT Mk III 3 MOA version. It's been great for me. Holds zero and co-witnesses with my BUIS.

A friend of mine (who is not an experienced shooter) shot it last week. He was shocked at how well it worked. His summary..."as long as you're not blind and you don't have Parkinson's, you can't miss."

Here's mine
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
After doing some research I'd buy one right now if it had some magnification to it ... say a 2-4 power. Just my opinion but I think my EoTech is as good as any red dot out there that doesn't have magnification for shots 100 yards and less. YMMV.
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
The more I look into this scope the more I like it ... even though I still think my EoTech is a pretty darned good little optic.

However .... to danish or griz tell me more about your personal experiences with this optic. Is it hard or easy to shoot both eyes open? Do you tend to one-eye it like a magnified scope? I assume you can alter the color of the reticle at the flip of a switch so to speak? Do you find it easy to use at both close and far (greater than 100 yards) distances?

I had an Aimpoint and I tended to one-eye it from time to time because I just couldn't get myself to "ignore" the tube as it were. I am wondering if I might do the same with this optic since it is a tube as well. For whatever reason I don't tend to one-eye my EoTech and that's why it is my current optic. That said it has it's limitations for shooting beyond 100 yards.
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
The more I look into this scope the more I like it ... even though I still think my EoTech is a pretty darned good little optic.

However .... to danish or griz tell me more about your personal experiences with this optic. Is it hard or easy to shoot both eyes open? Do you tend to one-eye it like a magnified scope? I assume you can alter the color of the reticle at the flip of a switch so to speak? Do you find it easy to use at both close and far (greater than 100 yards) distances?

I had an Aimpoint and I tended to one-eye it from time to time because I just couldn't get myself to "ignore" the tube as it were. I am wondering if I might do the same with this optic since it is a tube as well. For whatever reason I don't tend to one-eye my EoTech and that's why it is my current optic. That said it has it's limitations for shooting beyond 100 yards.

If you were "one eyeing" an Aimpoint you had it mounted to close. ;)
I wouldn't replace the EoTech for this.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I currently have a holo sight and its ok other than its appitite fo n batteries. Soon to be replaced by a Eotech 512.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
However .... to danish or griz tell me more about your personal experiences with this optic. Is it hard or easy to shoot both eyes open? Do you tend to one-eye it like a magnified scope? I assume you can alter the color of the reticle at the flip of a switch so to speak? Do you find it easy to use at both close and far (greater than 100 yards) distances?
I tend not to "one-eye" my scopes whether magnified or not so this one is not an issue. It is switchable from red to green reticle depending on which direction you rotate the switch and with varying degrees of brightness. The T reticle makes it very easy to center on your target out to 100yds and beyond. Of course... the rest is up to you.

 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
I'm looking for a Red Dot sight as well, $150.00 range is good, I have a DPMS 16" Panter Lite w/non-removable handle. The two things that concern me about this sight is the weight and that it may sit up too high. Can anyone recommend a good valued sight that would work well with my AR?
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
The first three gun match I shot with it, the stages were all 100-200 yard steel. I didn't have too many problems with the 200 yard steel (50 rounds
), a couple extra shots, but on the 100 yard steel (32 rounds) I ran right through it with only one extra shot and finished in the top three. I had only put twenty rounds through it previous to the match and that was just to sight it in. It's very natural to shoot with both eyes open, the reticle seems to float in the air, dead on accurate every time. I am not putting down the more expensive optics, they have proven themselves in the field of war, but not everybody can afford them. Consider it a 'gateway' optic for the more expensive red-dots. I'll keep my Bushnell (as would any body else after using it) but it is an excellent optic for a person to see if a red-dot is for them.
 
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