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    good red dot or scope under 300$?

    I built my first AR a couple of weeks ago and I've been looking for a good optic to replace the tasco red dot i got for 20$.

    I ether want to get a red dot or a 1-4x scope with a lighted reticle.

    I know 300$ isn't a lot to work with but I really don't have to much money for this. I still need to buy a flash hider and rear sight ($180).

    Anyone have any suggestions?

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    you can find used aimpoints for significantly less than 3, if you's look around. ebay from a highly rated seller, the EE here and on TOS, gunbroker, etc.

    a buddy picked up a used m4 for like $300 at a local pawn shop... apparently they didn't do their homework. i am jealous, and like him less now.

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    Try the C-More Railway I think they are like $250-300 and I hear they are pretty nice
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    i bought an Aimpoint M3 for $275.00 on the Equipment Exchange here at M4C... you just have to be patient and check each day, with money at the ready.

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    I want to stay away from used stuff, I don't want to end up taking a chance if it will hold up or not.

    That C-more looks like what I have been looking for.
    I prefer reflex over normal red dots too.

    Thanks this is probably what i will end up getting unless i find something better.

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    ack... why pay hundreds of dollars for something that's notorious sucky when another $60-70 can get you something professional grade, break-proof, and with a constant-on battery life of 50,000 hours at daylight intensity? NEW.

    personally, knowing aimpoints, i'd take a beat to shit used M2 over a brand new c-more.

    and reflex and red-dot are one in the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v0dka View Post
    I want to stay away from used stuff, I don't want to end up taking a chance if it will hold up or not.
    With an Aimpoint you shouldn't have any issues as they are basically bomb proof. If something does go wrong their customer service should take care of it. For a few $ more you shouldn't have any issues finding a lightly used C3 or ML2 (some excellent deals currently in the EE).

    Buy once cry once as you will be glad you did in the long run.

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    Get a used Aimpoint over a new C-More any day of the week, Aimpoints function 100% even when they look beat to shit, and C-More's suck right out of the box. I got my "used" Aimpoint M3 that was new in box for $375, now that many are switching to T1/H1 you can get a good deal on older models out there.
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    a used Aimpoint trumps a new c-less all day every day. and if there are any issues with the Aimpoint not related to abuse I'd bet that Aimpoint would take care of you.

    Christ, I think brand new ML2s can be found for $375.

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    There is a $300 Aimpoint C3 on the EE RIGHT NOW...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkb0000 View Post
    personally, knowing aimpoints, i'd take a beat to shit used M2 over a brand new c-more.
    Unquestionably.

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    I bought a used Eotech 512 on ebay a while back for 275

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    I would suggest you try the EE here. I bought my first Aimpoint there with a LaRue mount for $300 and it was in Very Good condition. I traded an excellent H1 towards a TR24G a few days ago and the dang things both looked almost new. There are often great deals on stuff that is used but not very used. My H1 was less than a year old and had been through a two day class and another dozen trips to the range. The thing was on my gun in a case or in the safe 98% of the time. Folks here often have more than one gun and set them up the same way or differently. Mine were the same until the arrival of the TR24. So another thing often in play is some one will be switching from a C3 to a T1 and might have several to sell, some less used than others. The EE rocks some of the deals I have missed have been a bummer. I subscribe to several of the EE threads and check them in the morning.
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    Go with Aimpoint. You will NOT regret it. It's the Rolls Royce of rds sights and will not let you down, not to mention battery life is insanely long. Anything else is Second Place at best.

    Here's one RIGHT NOW for $385 delivered. Worry about the flash hider and BUIS later.

    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=61340
    Last edited by arizonaranchman; 09-01-10 at 06:27.

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