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    3X ACOG like optic for M&P 15-22

    Anyone know of a 3X power ACOG type optic that could be used as a training understudy for someone running a Trijicon TA33 on their main rifle?

    Thanks!

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    There are many Chi-Com clones out there but I wouldn't be caught dead with one. Especially if the fake had Trijicon pasted on the side of it. I am a firm believer of training with your real rifle.

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    Many options. Vortex, Burris and Cabela's (store brand) all have fixed 3x prism sights in the $200-300 range. I suspect they all come from the same factory and share some parts. I owned the Vortex Spitfire 3x for a while and it was decent for the price. Optical quality was good, illumination was great, everything else was in line with expectations for a $300 Chinese optic.

    Primary Arms has a line of prism sights including 2.5x models, one of which has a reticle specific to .22 rimfire. Athlon Optics has at least one prism sight option.
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    Paul Howe had good things to say about the Burris 3x in one of his monthly newsletters.

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    I have a Primary Arms 2.5x that has impressive glass for the cost. Heavier than comparable ACOGs.

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    Save for the ACOG, the best 3x scope I've tried so far is the Steiner. Surpasses Burris and Vortex by a wide margin in clarity, eyebox, and illumination. The mount is nice, too. I just wish tubular scopes with short eye relief didn't look so goofy on the ARs. That said, my Burris happens to be relegated to the M&P15-22. Works well enough.
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    Thanks guys!

    That PA sight looks like it might be just the ticket with the horseshoe reticle.

    While I would prefer to shoot my 6920 everywhere, I can't always do so, but pretty much anywhere that I can shoot guns, I can shoot my M&P 15-22.

    I wanted to find something that had similar magnification (3X) and reticle (Horseshoe) of the TA33 that I am thinking about using. Previously I had used a M4s on my 6920 and a PA red dot on the .22 that worked pretty good as an understudy.

    I have two competing options right now. I am either going with an Aimpoint T2 in a Scalarworks mount (6920)/Primary Arms RDS (.22)combo or a Trijicon TA33 red Horseshoe/something 3X'ish combo.

    I have the T2 now and am waiting delivery of the TA33. Once I have them both and evaluate them on my 6920 and decide which I prefer and then buy the understudy optic for the 15-22.

    I appreciate the info!

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    My sonís 15-22 wears a Burris AR-332. It is a solid optic that wonít kill the wallet. I purchased a Steiner M332 and there is a noticeable difference in the glass but it is double the price.

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