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Old 11-07-2019, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Red dot scope sight recommendations

I just picked up a new 6.5 Grendel and I'm considering some sort of red dot or holographic sight. Any recommendations on a good sight less than 400 and probably closer to the 200 range? Not sure I'll even like one, but figured I'd give it a shot. TIA

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Old 11-07-2019, 09:06 PM   #2
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Sig sauer Romeo 5 is a good one . I have one on my Ar pistol and it’s been great .
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:37 PM   #3
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Have you used one before? Do you have any astigmatism in your eyes (that you know of?).
Some good sales on the Vortex stuff. I have the Sparc II and the Spitfire (prismatic). I have astigmatism so the Sparc isn’t a super fine crisp dot for me like it is other people. That’s why I have the Spitfire. It’s a prismatic sight. I much prefer it.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:39 PM   #4
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I had a bushnell, great red dot and around 100 I think... I’ll see if I can find the model I had. Primary arms red dots are good too

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https://www.primaryarms.com/bushnell...t-1x25mm-3-moa

58 on Amazon
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:11 PM   #5
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What are you using it for? I had one, a really good one for a while but then decided i wanted magnification instead, at our ranch it's pretty expansive and having 4x or more goes a long ways for hunting where we do

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Old 11-07-2019, 11:31 PM   #6
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I would look at a 1-4/6/8 of some variety
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:44 AM   #7
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Primary arms makes a great dot


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Old 11-08-2019, 08:59 AM   #8
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:36 AM   #9
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The Romeo 5 has a great co wittness and i think the newer ones have the feature of shake to turn on.
One thing to consider is the size of the dot.
A 4 moa dot might cover the whole deer when aiming.
The smaller the moa, the smaller the dot.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:57 AM   #10
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I won't use it for deer hunting, it'll be a pig, coyote and paper punching toy.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:02 AM   #11
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The Romeo 5 has a great co wittness and i think the newer ones have the feature of shake to turn on.
One thing to consider is the size of the dot.
A 4 moa dot might cover the whole deer when aiming.
The smaller the moa, the smaller the dot.
Thanks, I was looking at the Sig stuff. Just not real sure I'll like the whole red dot thing.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:29 AM   #12
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I have the Holosun red dot and it is awesome. My buddy has one and it has been used and abused and has never had any malfunctions
You can find it on Amazon
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:20 PM   #13
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Iíd try and find a good deal on a Trijicon MRO for that price range.


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Old 11-08-2019, 01:17 PM   #14
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Sig sauer Romeo 5 is a good one . I have one on my Ar pistol and itís been great .
yep.

And Ive been able to shoot 2 squirrels with mine to about 40 yards. It lives on my suppressed 7.5" AR
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:20 PM   #15
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i run a truglo tru tec and love it so far
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:32 PM   #16
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Can't go wrong with the vortex strikefire 2. Great optic and you can get it for 149 at palmetto armory online last i checked.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:33 PM   #17
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yep.



And Ive been able to shoot 2 squirrels with mine to about 40 yards. It lives on my suppressed 7.5" AR


**** thatís cool. I donít think Iíd be that accurate no matter the gun


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Old 11-08-2019, 03:04 PM   #18
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Another vote for sig. I have the Romeo 4 on my MPX, and I love it. It has the motion activate thing.

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Old 11-08-2019, 03:10 PM   #19
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Sig sauer Romeo 5 is a good one . I have one on my Ar pistol and itís been great .
The Romeo 5 is great and so is the Vortex Spark. I own both currently. I did own a Strikefire and did not like it.

I would suggest also looking at a 1-4 or 1-6 variable red dot for a rifle like yours.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:13 PM   #20
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The Romeo 5 is great and so is the Vortex Spark. I own both currently. I did own a Strikefire and did not like it.



I would suggest also looking at a 1-4 or 1-6 variable red dot for a rifle like yours.


I agree with the low power variable scope. The Grendel likes to stretch its legs and youíll severely hampering it by using a red dot type optic.


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Old 11-08-2019, 03:33 PM   #21
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I agree with the low power variable scope. The Grendel likes to stretch its legs and youíll severely hampering it by using a red dot type optic.


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Also true. I have a viper PST 1-6 on my 300blk


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Old 11-08-2019, 03:52 PM   #22
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You can find Aimpoint Pros or Trijicon MRO's in that range. It's a no brainer.

Also on the holographic side, the Vortex UH-1 is supposed to be excellent.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:52 PM   #23
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I agree with the low power variable scope. The Grendel likes to stretch its legs and youíll severely hampering it by using a red dot type optic.


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I agree with this.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:10 PM   #24
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I have a Burris 332 and it has 3x magnification and a reticle that can be used if the battery dies. It’s kind of bulky but is good in an AR type rifle.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:30 PM   #25
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You can find Aimpoint Pros or Trijicon MRO's in that range. It's a no brainer.

Also on the holographic side, the Vortex UH-1 is supposed to be excellent.
Do you have any of these for first hand experience?
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:33 PM   #26
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Do you have any of these for first hand experience?


Only with the Aimpoint.


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Old 11-08-2019, 07:35 PM   #27
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Have you used one before? Do you have any astigmatism in your eyes (that you know of?).
Some good sales on the Vortex stuff. I have the Sparc II and the Spitfire (prismatic). I have astigmatism so the Sparc isnít a super fine crisp dot for me like it is other people. Thatís why I have the Spitfire. Itís a prismatic sight. I much prefer it.
Thanks for the good info. I'm checking out Cabelas tonight; as much as I hate to. It's their credit card holders night where you get 3 times the points and I have a 10% off coupon.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:14 PM   #28
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Thanks for the good info. I'm checking out Cabelas tonight; as much as I hate to. It's their credit card holders night where you get 3 times the points and I have a 10% off coupon.
Just FYI... if you do have some slight astigmatism in your eyes, itíll show up more when looking thru the optic indoors. Once outside, itís much better. Astigmatism sucks.... thankfully prismatic sights bridge the gap between true red dots and low power variable scopes.
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