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Hello everyone, I just picked up my first AR-15 and I need some help picking out which optic I should get. I have the Stag model 3 and on that I have the magpul MBUS flip up sights. I want a inexpensive but reliable optic (something that will hold zero). It doesn't need to be water proof but any reliability features will be cool. Im looking to spend around $150 give or take. any information will be useful! Thank you!

 

 

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Shotgun news just reviewed an optic that they say is pretty good for around 250. I can't remember the name, though. Maybe someone can help me out. It's supposed to compete with the Aimpoint micro, and it did very well in testing.

 

EDIT: Found it. Hi-Lux Micro Max.

 

http://hi-luxoptics.com/index.php/red-dot-sights2/micro-max-b-dot/micro-max-b-dot.html

 

Here's another one from the same company, but I've not heard anything about it.

 

http://hi-luxoptics.com/index.php/max-tac-dot.html

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:welcome:

 

You didn't mention what kind of optic so I found some red dots. The aimpoint would be my recommendation but I've heard positive things about the budget friendly primary arms and holosun.

 

If you're interested in something with a bit of zoom, primary arms has some options though I'd personally look into the less expensive vortex lines.

 

Personal opinion, you've got a decent rifle in that stag and I'd recommend you up your optic budget a little bit. Makes no sense having a good rifle with a cheap optic.

 

 

https://www.primaryarms.com/Aimpoint_PRO_Patrol_Rifle_Optic_p/12841.htm

 

https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_Microdot_with_Flip_Caps_Fortis_F1_O_p/fortis-f1-md-ad.htm

 

http://www.primaryarms.com/Holosun_Technologies_PARALOW_HS403A_Red_Dot_Sight_p/hs403a.htm

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I just did the same my 1st AR MP15. and I'm looking into getting sights. it came with front and rear Irons. I found these on Ebay. Thoughts please.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251945979808

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400756739098

 

KF

Since you asked, I'm going to be blunt.

 

IMO, that is cheap Chinese junk that will having you pulling your hair out.

You would be much better off practicing more with your iron sights while you save for something that is not going to fall apart in your hands.

 

If you are going to buy a budget optic, stick to the ones other members have mentioned like Vortex, PA, or one of Nikon or Vortex's lower priced scopes.

 

As always, be careful on ebay. They sell a lot of fakes, even of Vortex and Nikon.

 

Buy from a reputable dealer, possibly one of our sponsors.

 

If you have ANY thought of using your AR for self defense, you would be much better off sticking with your iron sights and watching for a sale on a proven optic, new or used.

 

Welcome to the board, have fun, and good luck with your quest.

 

John

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Since you asked, I'm going to be blunt.

 

IMO, that is cheap Chinese junk that will having you pulling your hair out.

You would be much better off practicing more with your iron sights while you save for something that is not going to fall apart in your hands.

 

If you are going to buy a budget optic, stick to the ones other members have mentioned like Vortex, PA, or one of Nikon or Vortex's lower priced scopes.

 

As always, be careful on ebay. They sell a lot of fakes, even of Vortex and Nikon.

 

Buy from a reputable dealer, possibly one of our sponsors.

 

If you have ANY thought of using your AR for self defense, you would be much better off sticking with your iron sights and watching for a sale on a proven optic, new or used.

 

Welcome to the board, have fun, and good luck with your quest.

 

John

Thanks...we have a GS this weekend so I'm holding off till then any way....I have 2 9's in the house for HD...looking to do target shooting for now....Again thanks for that insight....

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Since you asked, I'm going to be blunt.

 

IMO, that is cheap Chinese junk that will having you pulling your hair out.

You would be much better off practicing more with your iron sights while you save for something that is not going to fall apart in your hands.

 

If you are going to buy a budget optic, stick to the ones other members have mentioned like Vortex, PA, or one of Nikon or Vortex's lower priced scopes.

 

As always, be careful on ebay. They sell a lot of fakes, even of Vortex and Nikon.

 

Buy from a reputable dealer, possibly one of our sponsors.

 

If you have ANY thought of using your AR for self defense, you would be much better off sticking with your iron sights and watching for a sale on a proven optic, new or used.

 

Welcome to the board, have fun, and good luck with your quest.

 

John

 

 

On the red dot I agree, but a magnifier doesn't have to hold zero so I don't see the point in paying hundreds for one.

 

I have this one from UTG and it works very well.

 

http://www.amazon.com/UTG-Magnifier-Flip---Side-Adjustable/dp/B00S2FWRGK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436302064&sr=8-1&

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On the red dot I agree, but a magnifier doesn't have to hold zero so I don't see the point in paying hundreds for one.

 

I have this one from UTG and it works very well.

 

http://www.amazon.com/UTG-Magnifier-Flip---Side-Adjustable/dp/B00S2FWRGK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436302064&sr=8-1&

I have the 3x gen 1 PA magnifier. I took it off because the eye relief sucks and i never really used it. But the new PA one has more eye relief than the EOtech and Aimpoint.

 

https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_3X_LER_Red_Dot_Magnifier_Gen_IV_p/pa3xlergeniv.htm

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Ive got a Vortex Strikefire on my .308 and I love it. Its around your price range, and comes with a screw in 2X magnifier. I beleive they have come out with a new version as well.

 

EDIT: Ive got a SPARC, not a Strikefire.

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