I have a variety of red dots/holographic sights with and without magnifiers on several AR's but I'm looking for something reliable more along the lines of a crosshair type reticle or something similar with hashmarks vs. the standard dot or circle/dot... any suggestions are helpful. Thank you hive!
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Low power ACOG?
In my experience non-magnified optics are usually dot or circle dot for speed. if you are looking for a true aiming reticle you should look into the magnified optics.
As an example, I have the Vortex Strike Eagle 1x6 scope on a range gun. At 1x I use the outer ring as a red dot, then dial it up to 4-6x and use the crosshairs.
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Either low powered acog or a 1-however much manification you want thats a first focal plane scope. The mark 6s and 8s I've used when dialed down to 1 with illumination turned up showed as a dot and when just hair higher with illumination down you could start to see the reticle.
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I've got both the Vortex 1X and 3X Spitfire illuminated reticle prism scopes on two of my ARs (both fun/range rifles)...the 1X is just the circle/dot reticle...the 3X is an etched ranging reticle which works well...either illuminated or not...IMHO it's inexpensive for what you get, seems well made and clear...I've had no issues at all...
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Sounds to me like your looking for a low powered variable. I considered one for my SBR but didn’t want the extra weight for what is essentially a 100 yd and in rifle. The next ar I have will be equipped with a 1-6/8 powered scope. I like the vortex strike eagle for a range/ comp rifle, but would want a higher quality piece for a duty/HD type rifle. I’m not saying the Strike Eagle wouldn’t get the job done in that role, but personally need to see more reliability data out of it. Remember it’s a sub $300 optic.
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Maybe that Bushnell 1-4 AR scope?
Some people use the bottom of a circle reticle like the EOTech’s for some adjustment, and as I recall, someone (Brownells?) offered an EOTech with extra dots below the circle for aiming point adjustments. The Leupold Prismatic scope (evidently discontinued, but still in some vendors’ stocks, I believe) has an etched reticle with a circle around a central cross and dot. The top or bottom of the circle can be used for some holdoff POA adjustments.
You would probably be happiest, though, with a low power variable with the reticle you’re seeking.
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Have you considered the Holosun 503G-ACSS? I had heard a lot of buzz about it so bought one to try out. I’m surprised to say that I prefer it over my Aimport T2 or EoTech EXPS2. It also works well with my Aimpoint and EoTech magnifiers. I will be buying more of these soon.
You can get the circle at low power and a cross hair with reticle at higher magnification,in a scope where you can also dial in adjustments. Also high definition glass.
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