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by cyphertext
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Red Dot VS. Scope - choice for AR-15
Replies: 53
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Re: Red Dot VS. Scope - choice for AR-15

bblhd672 wrote:When I saw this thread I was hoping it would answer my "what optic should I put on my M&P15 Sport?" question.

While I now know more, I'm no closer to an answer for what to purchase. I've been looking at a few RDS and scopes, pretty much decided the stuff under $100 won't last or even work decently. But I don't have the means to make multiple purchase of hundreds of dollars each to determine what works. So many pros and cons to consider.

Thanks for everyone's input on this subject.
It really depends on what type of shooting you will be participating in. Run and gun where time is key and a hit on a steel gong is a hit calls for red dot.

Shooting from the bench trying to make one ragged hole at 100 yards is scope.
by cyphertext
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Red Dot VS. Scope - choice for AR-15
Replies: 53
Views: 6352

Re: Red Dot VS. Scope - choice for AR-15

For hog eradication, I like a red dot sight on my AR. Faster target acquisition and allows me to get more shots off into a sounder, and hopefully more hits on the hogs. I typically also limit my shots to 50 to 75 yards with the AR and the red dot. But I don't really care if the hog drops DRT or later that night a mile away.

However, for hog hunting where I want to recover the animal, I prefer a scope as well. A red dot can work though, especially if you use the very top edge of the dot as your POA.

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