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Red Dot for 22 AR.
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What is the go to Red Dot for a22 AR?  Co-witness?  45 degree iron offset? 

If I spend 450 dollars for a AR in 22 LR caliber, what Red Dot would be a fair to good match?

The rifle will be a plinker and occasionally cheap training rig.
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Quote:I had a red dot on my AR. I didn't like it. I found that unlike a laser a red dot takes longer to correctly acquire the target. What I mean is with the red dot you have to be sure your head eyes and everything is lined up perfectly with every shot for it to be of any real use. The red dot I had did not have any crosshairs which may have been part of the problem, I don't know and I can't tell about a red dot for a pistol either. I have a laser on my Ruger SR1911 and it hits what it's on pretty much all the time if I don't jerk my shots.

The above was my reply about a red dot for a pistol. I switched out the red dot for a true scope. Oh, and my AR is .223/.556 with a conversion bolt to shoot 22LR 

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(03-20-2017, 07:03 PM)soberbyker Wrote:
Quote:I had a red dot on my AR. I didn't like it. I found that unlike a laser a red dot takes longer to correctly acquire the target. What I mean is with the red dot you have to be sure your head eyes and everything is lined up perfectly with every shot for it to be of any real use. The red dot I had did not have any crosshairs which may have been part of the problem, I don't know and I can't tell about a red dot for a pistol either. I have a laser on my Ruger SR1911 and it hits what it's on pretty much all the time if I don't jerk my shots.

The above was my reply about a red dot for a pistol. I switched out the red dot for a true scope. Oh, and my AR is .223/.556 with a conversion bolt to shoot 22LR 

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I appreciate your honest answer.  I have an ACOG on my 5.56 AR. With 45 degree off set irons.
I would never put my $1K red dot on a 400 dollar rifle.  I love a RedDot for Carbine close in work.
I find a scope for inside 100 yards is silly.  I am just looking for a less than 200 dollar recommendation.
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I have a Tru-Glo on my SIG SBR and it works great and didn't cost all that much.  http://www.truglo.com/optics-red-dots/du...2CBEB51CA6
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(03-21-2017, 09:29 AM)Xringshooter Wrote: I have a Tru-Glo on my SIG SBR and it works great and didn't cost all that much.  http://www.truglo.com/optics-red-dots/du...2CBEB51CA6

Thank you sir! The only thing I notice is 5 MOA -  Same price for 3 MOA Bushnell-Trophy-TRS-25-Riflescope.  Includes a cheap riser. 

i appreciate your selection.  Just shopping and will wait for other real life feedback from others too!
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Can't go wrong with the TRS-25 either, I have 2 of them.  One on a suppressed 10/22 and one on a suppressed Ruger American Rimfire that I use for suppressor demonstrations.
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