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Old 12 September 2009, 15:16
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New optic sights for personal M4

I built up an M4 and am now looking for some optics. EO techs are good but pricy. Does anybody any any suggestions on some good mid price range optics that wont turn my M4 into a "crew served weapon" weight wise.
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Old 12 September 2009, 16:39
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EO techs are good but pricy.
But you get what you pay for...

Tate Defense has some pretty good prices -- I compared them with Bravo Company USA which I really like for weapons parts, for their customer service and prices -- and some of their EOTech optics prices -- Tate Defense -- are a bit lower.
http://store01.prostores.com/servlet...ech/Categories

I'm more of an Aimpoint fan personally...
http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/Aimpo...ounts-s/23.htm
http://store01.prostores.com/servlet...int/Categories


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Does anybody any any suggestions on some good mid price range optics that wont turn my M4 into a "crew served weapon" weight wise.
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What is mid price range?
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Old 12 September 2009, 20:00
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IOR-Valdada makes (well, imports) a nice sight, equivalent to an ACOG but much less pricey (still not cheap, though). The only downside is that it doesn't have quick release attachments, an issue I solved by getting the slimest riser I could from Larue that had quick release attachment, then Loctited the IOR to the riser. Works pretty well.
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Old 12 September 2009, 20:03
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Aimpoint.
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Old 12 September 2009, 21:01
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Aimpoint.
X's 2 - very cool.
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Old 12 September 2009, 21:56
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I think you need to decide what type of sight first. Red dot, or something with magnification. There are lots of choices out there, ACOG, Aimpoint, EoTech, Leupold, etc...

If you are seeking a red dot type of sight that is small and lightweight consider the Aimpoint T-1.
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Old 13 September 2009, 00:37
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I run an Aimpoint Comp ML-3 with an Aimpoint 3X Twist-off Maginifier. I love it.

2nd Choice would be an ACOG with a JPoint or Dr Optic on top.

Neither are cheap.
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Old 13 September 2009, 00:41
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Old 13 September 2009, 01:53
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Thanks to all for the great input!!

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I run an Aimpoint Comp ML-3 with an Aimpoint 3X Twist-off Maginifier. I love it.

2nd Choice would be an ACOG with a JPoint or Dr Optic on top.

Neither are cheap.
Thanks Sharky: I will check out the prices for these. I am more partial to the aim point having used them before. howz the range on the magnifier?

And I know there are a lot of choices on stores and online BUT, who has found "cheap as dirt" to be any good? Calabas maybe?

Thx.
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Old 13 September 2009, 01:57
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But you get what you pay for...

Tate Defense has some pretty good prices -- I compared them with Bravo Company USA which I really like for weapons parts, for their customer service and prices -- and some of their EOTech optics prices -- Tate Defense -- are a bit lower.
http://store01.prostores.com/servlet...ech/Categories



What is mid price range?
I looked there- thanks for the link! you are right, you get what you pay!!
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Old 13 September 2009, 03:01
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Without a doubt Aimpoint.

Eotechs have to many reliability issues.
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Old 13 September 2009, 04:06
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Stallion,

Let me know what you decide and I will work my contacts to get a good price, if possible.
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Old 13 September 2009, 13:31
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Thanks Bro

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Stallion,

Let me know what you decide and I will work my contacts to get a good price, if possible.
I will let you know soon.

Thanks Again!!
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Old 13 September 2009, 14:38
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If one of the guys is an NRA instructor and is willing to help you out, Aimpoint will give him a pretty good discount on a new one.

If I were you I'd look on http://www.riverofguns.com/ for a good used one. The site is great. It takes all the stuff for sale on the net and combines it.

You will find your aimpoint at a great price. If not, just give it time and the one you want will show up.
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Old 13 September 2009, 15:21
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I called Aimpoint to "T&E" a Comp ML3 and they gave me a great price after I gave them some "feedback". I had that one for 3 years, a seal went bad and they could not fix the problem so they sent me a brand new one. Excellent customer service.
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Old 13 September 2009, 19:24
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I run an Aimpoint Comp ML-3

2nd Choice would be an ACOG with a JPoint or Dr Optic on top.

Neither are cheap.
Right on.

I've got an Aimpoint Comp ML-3 2MOA on my home weapon and a Comp M-3 2MOA on my work weapon. I just traded in an EOTech 552 for the Aimpoint for "I know it'll work" reasons. I also have a dark earth EOTech 553 at home still in the box, with nothing for it to go on so I'll probably end up selling it.

I'm trying to build -- very slowly I might add -- a MK12 next. I'm planning on running a Leupold sight, but who knows because I love the ACOG/Doctor Optic combo so much. Again, who knows... I'll probably still throw a Doctor Optic on it either way, but at a 30 degree angle further down the rails.

Sorry for rambling...
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I got a Bushnell Holo sight that hasn't failed me yet.I believe EO tech makes them.
I do believe the Bushnells are cheaper.
I also run a TAO1 ACOG sometimes.
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Old 16 September 2009, 15:09
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Aimpoint. If weight is an issue, the H-1 or T-1 series are an excellent choice, and both work in tandem with the magnifiers mentioned above. I ran an EOTECH on my last deployment and still have it on a back up upper, but the reliability issues are discouraging at best. It's a good sight, and I do like the 65 moa outer ring for speed in close engagements, but the 123 battery models will have you spending more on power sources than Aimpoints, which have ridiculously long battery life and little of the reliability issues.
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isnt that the same gun that fairy was selling at the trade show in beverly hills cop?
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Old 16 September 2009, 15:40
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isnt that the same gun that fairy was selling at the trade show in beverly hills cop?


LOL....I'd have to go watch the movie again. Your memory is better than mine. It's the gun I am currently running. 10.5" 416, Surefire M-900, Comp ML-3, 3X twist-off magnifier, and an ITAL IR laser. I dont have my suppressor yet but supposedly it's on the way.
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