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Armed and Gregarious
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So I'm putting together a "range toy" AR9. I'm looking for a low cost red dot.

Nobody's life will depend on it, so no need to buy an EOTech/Aimpoint/Trijicon, and I don't need a million hour battery life, "shake to wake," etc.

All I really need is a 2 or 3 MOA dot that will hold zero well, and preferably will cowitness with some MBUS sights.

Here are a couple I was looking at:

https://www.amazon.com/Bushnel...ords=bushnell+trs+25

http://www.primaryarms.com/dealer-md-rbgiibm

I'm open to others ideas.

Thanks in advance.


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The Primary Arms Micro Dots are my go-to cheap optics for range toys. I've owned about a half dozen over the years, and have never had any problems or failures with them. They work well, and hold zero, even when I've used them on .308s and 12 gauges.

I do have one Bushnell TRS-25, and it's never given me any issues either, but the PA optics seem like better quality for not much more money. (Though I picked up most of my PA optics back when they were $50-$60 several years ago.)
 
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Armed and Gregarious
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Thanks, does that include this one? http://www.primaryarms.com/pri...y-july-2016-md-rbgii

After I posted i realized that other PA sight normally retails for $150, and that $90 price is a "dealer price."


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Yes, I have several of that removable base model (MD-RBGII), as well as several of the similar fixed base models (MD-FBGII).

Y'know... I have that Bushnell TRS-25 just laying around. It's yours if you want it. Just shoot me an email at the address in my profile.

I should even be able to rustle up an AR-height cowitness riser for it, if I do some digging around.
 
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Armed and Gregarious
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Wow thanks. How much? I'd feel guilty taking it for free.


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"War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want." - William Tecumseh Sherman
 
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Instant Karma. No charge. Just email me your shipping address. I'll see if I can dig out that riser tomorrow and then stick them in the mail to you.
 
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Very generous of you sir. I'll be sure to pay it forward.


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Yes, and this is the second time someone has given me an "instant karma."

Again RogueJSK, thanks so much for the generosity.


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Indeed the forum is great.

The TRS-25 is a nice little red dot. I have two; one that sees time on my Buck Mark and the other on my HD Mossberg 500. No hiccups with either.
 
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Nice offer Rogue.
 
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Yep, you'll like that little Bushnell...I've got one on my 15-22 and AR9 range toys. Your link on Amazon is about the most I'll pay for one.

And you can't beat a free one from RogueJSK!

He's the real deal!
 
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DNT you're looking at some good ones already
for your needs.
"2or3 MOA"? Good choice for more precision hundred yard shots but any thing within forty feet or closer__like practicing SD shots a
8MOA may be a better choice.
SD situations take place in seconds and at garlic breath distance. (Been there) So the 8MOA is the
size for fast acquisition and hitting mass.
For rifles __the small dot for head shots at
distance.
God luck with your search.
Stay safe
Poli Viejo
 
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Armed and Gregarious
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I'd like to give a huge thank you, once again, to RogueJSK, for his very generous gift of the TRS-25 sight. I got it today.

Now all I need is for Palmetto State Armory to get some more pistol lowers in stock, and I'll be ready to rock!

Again sir, your generosity is greatly appreciated.


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"He was never hindered by any dogma, except the Constitution." - Ty Ross speaking of his grandfather General Barry Goldwater

"War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want." - William Tecumseh Sherman
 
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Buy once cry once. Over the years i have found this statement to hold very true.


For ME:
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