Red Dot Scope For Ar-15

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Red Dot Scope For Ar-15 News:

Barska AR-15 Red Dot Sight 1x 30mm Illuminated Tactical Reticle

This red dot sight allows for fast target acquisition and has multi-coated optics for great clarity. It features an integral picatinny-style base for fast mounting …

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Ar 15 Scope Red Dot – Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at Nextag

Ar 15 Scope Red Dot – 22 results like Ar-15/M16 Fixed Front Battlesight – Fixed Front Battlesight, Trijicon Reflex 6.5 Moa Amber Dot Site With Weaver Mount ‘, Ar-15 …

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Primary Arms, Red Dot Sights, Holosights, Rifle Scopes, Sights and …

Discount prices, shipping and more on top red dot scope brands including EOTech, Aimpoint, Trijicon and many more. Over 90 brands in stock today including: Primary …

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Ar 15 Scope Red Dot – Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at Nextag

Ar 15 Scope Red Dot – 22 results like Ar-15/M16 Fixed Front Battlesight – Fixed Front Battlesight, Trijicon Reflex 6.5 Moa Amber Dot Site With Weaver Mount ‘, Ar-15 …

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Barska AR-15 Red Dot Sight 1x 30mm Illuminated Tactical Reticle

This red dot sight allows for fast target acquisition and has multi-coated optics for great clarity. It features an integral picatinny-style base for fast mounting …

Original Source: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/678529/barska-ar-15-red-dot-sight-1x-30mm-illuminated-tactical-reticle-with-picatinny-style-rifle-scope-base-matte


“Best AR-15 Scopes” by Nutnfancy

By request from many TNPrs is a comprehensive AR-15 (or any other tac rifle) scope buying vid, single part. Here I will show you the best value scopes that w…


Q&A:

asked is there a good 2x red or green dot sight that isnt too expensive?

I want to throw one on my AR-15, but the local shops dont really have much in the way of a good sight

And got the following answer:

I bought an inexpensive reflex that has proven so far (9 months) that it’s not cheap: an NcStar. I believe that the company is rebranding a sight that I’ve seen under a few different names. I have a few ARs and they sport Trijicon’s ACOG and Reflex, an EOTech… and the NcStar. It started life as a red dot for my wife to enjoy a Sig 522. I liked it so much, and thought it was at a “what-the-heck” price point, that I bought one to stick on a DPMS .308 AR with a variable scope. The scope comes off, the NcStar on, for various shooting activities. I am a little embarrassed that such an inexpensive reflex has held up well, holds zero, came with its own “OK” mount (rail), has four reticles, selective brightness, and is easy on the battery (not replaced yet). I bought mine at Amazon–link below. (It’s available in black and silver. Also, check out the Amazon reviews. Three dozen people report and rate it 4/5 overall. Brace yourself–the black version is only $33.)

http://www.amazon.com/NcSTAR-Sight-TACTICAL-DIFFERENT-RETICLES/dp/B001COQOZI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1276709816&sr=8-1
(There are user pictures also at this link with it mounted on an AK and an AR.)

Cory asked Does the aimpoint pro have the option of shutting off?

I am thinking about purchasing an Aimpoint pro for my AR 15 and i was wondering some pros and cons about this red dot scope, and i read somewhere there it has no shut off button and i was wondering if that was true and if i would preserve the battery some other way? This guns sits in a safe for weeks at a time.

And got the following answer:

This —> http://www.modernbushman.com/2011/08/18/aimpoint-pro-patrol-rifle-optics-ar15-optics-part-3/ says it has an on/off switch. These sights run so long the batteries are going dead from age before the power drains out. Thats why some people probably don’t turn them off. Otherwise they are electronic irons, but they are simpler, just put the dot on the target

jo j asked What do I need to side mount a red dot sight on my ar 15?

I have a dpms ar 15 with a flat top that i’ve mounted a scope on. It has a regular foregrip without any rails. I was wondering what i would need to get in order to mount a red dot sight on the side.
Thanks

And got the following answer:

They make a small rail that mounts on your front sight post at cheaperthandirt.com. If I were you I would go with the rail grips from cheaper than dirt. The item number is ARR-138, it is a quad rail that is super easy to install and you don’t need any tools or experience.These are the cheapest price around and are very good quality. I own some and they are every bit as good as any I had in the army. I hope this helps.

Nick asked Will an AR-15’s front sight interfere with a red dot?

If you were to put a red dot scope onto an AR-15 WITHOUT a carry handle, will the front sight get in the way of the scope’s dot or do you need to raise the scope/take off the front sight? If it does get in the way, do they sell something to raise the scope?

And got the following answer:

Set it up to Co-witness like stated above.

If this doesn’t work for you, change the front post to a low profile gas block. Then install a set of back up sights. These can lay flat out of the way of the red dot but pop up should the red dot cease to function for what ever reason.

Here is a picture (first rifle post 1) both iron sights will fold down out of the way.
http://www.semiautorifles.com/forums/f11/offical-ar-picture-thread-20.html

Raoul asked How to add a rifle scope to an AR 15 with iron sights?

I have an Ar 15 with front iron sights and flip down rear iron sights. Problem is when I put optics on it lines straigh up with the irons making them useless not to mention in the way. Is there any way around this while maintaining accuracy

And got the following answer:

It depends on your rifle scope. You will most likely be limited to an optic that is 4 power or greater (the front sight will blur out), the Marine Corps specifically uses an ACOG 4x on theirs and I have no trouble hitting things out to 500 yards with it mounted and the front sight post in the way. Another option is a true 1x optic like EoTech, Aimpoint, or something else that will co-witness with the front sight or 1/3 co-witness. That would put the red dot on top of your front sight tip or it would put it low enough in the reticel that it wouldn’t be in the way, but would still be usable if your battery dies and you need to flip up the rear sight. Personally I normally buy without a fixed front sight post but for a short range (0-200) fighting carbine with a RDS, a fixed front sight can actually be the way to go for a few reasons.

You didn’t mention what optic you are trying or what mount you are trying it in so it is difficult to give more specific and helpful information than the general statements above, hope that helps.

WebGuy asked Is A Flat Top Riser Needed to Mount a 2-7x scope to an AR-15 with a fixed front sight?

Will my front sight cause any issues with mounting a scope to a flat top AR-15 or do I need to get a riser? I don’t want the front sight to be in the sight picture through the scope.

And got the following answer:

Magnification narrows your field of view. You don’t have to mount it much high than the sight to have it not be in your sight picture at all.

I’ve got a set up with a red dot and a 3x magnifier.
The red dot sight is zeroed to co-witness with my iron sights and when i flip up the 3x magnifier the iron sights are completely out of the sight picture.

Tractor asked What is the best scope for the price or red dot sight for an AR-15?

I don’t want to spend more than $200 on a scope or red dot site. I want to know which is proven to be the best site and value for the money. Should I get a site or a scope? Please provide information of pros and cons to both and any information you may have on AR-15 type rifles.

The rifle I will be mounting this on is a Bushmaster M4A3 with the removable carry handle.

And got the following answer:

Bushnell makes some fine and quite affordable scopes and electronic red dot sights that work great for AR-15 type rifles.

For a scope, a 3-9x 40mm Bushnell Trophy is a good choice.

For the electronic sight, the 1x 32mm Bushnell Trophy MP electronic optical sight would work well for you.

Each of those have a price from the Natchez Shooters Supply website for less than the $200 you have budgeted for yourself.

I use a custom built Les Baer AR-15 for hunting coyote, and I carry both a scope and a electronic sight that are both equipped with quick detachable mounts during my hunts that allow me to quickly switch between the 2 as needed.

I use the 3-9x 40mm Bushnell Trophy that I spoke of earlier for the scope and a EOTech Model 557 Holosight as the electronic sight.

Granted, the EOTech is priced quite a bit more than what you stated you wanted to pay, it is a superb electronic sight and is in current use by the military.

Obviously, the 2 sighting devices are meant for different applications. The scope being for more distant targets and where bullet placement is more critical, and the electronic sight (being that it has NO magnification) is intended for relatively close targets that need to be engaged quickly.

The electronic sight can be used day or night and the scope is only useful during the day.

If you decide to buy one or both of these then the iron sights don’t really need to be retained, so the only real modification to the rifle that I might recommend would be to replace the front sight housing with a aftermarket gas block so you don’t have the front sight tower in your sight picture.

It’s not critical that you do this, but many people find it distracting to see the front sight there too while viewing the target through the scope.

The last website link that I provided has a wealth of information concerning the AR-15 rifles.

Good luck and good shooting –

Raoul asked How to add a rifle scope to an AR 15 with iron sights?

I have an Ar 15 with front iron sights and flip down rear iron sights. Problem is when I put optics on it lines straigh up with the irons making them useless not to mention in the way. Is there any way around this while maintaining accuracy

And got the following answer:

It depends on your rifle scope. You will most likely be limited to an optic that is 4 power or greater (the front sight will blur out), the Marine Corps specifically uses an ACOG 4x on theirs and I have no trouble hitting things out to 500 yards with it mounted and the front sight post in the way. Another option is a true 1x optic like EoTech, Aimpoint, or something else that will co-witness with the front sight or 1/3 co-witness. That would put the red dot on top of your front sight tip or it would put it low enough in the reticel that it wouldn’t be in the way, but would still be usable if your battery dies and you need to flip up the rear sight. Personally I normally buy without a fixed front sight post but for a short range (0-200) fighting carbine with a RDS, a fixed front sight can actually be the way to go for a few reasons.

You didn’t mention what optic you are trying or what mount you are trying it in so it is difficult to give more specific and helpful information than the general statements above, hope that helps.