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looking for a couple of cheap red dot scopes.

looking to get a couple of cheap red dots to throw on some rimfires. what should i look at and what should i shy away from? thanks.



looking at this... http://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/...22-reddot.html

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http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SCP009-34.html 5.0 CJ and I recommend this!

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Yep, I did quite a bit of research trying to find a cheap red dot that wasn't a POS. That leapers is actually a pretty damn good red dot - I have it on my 10/22, and one on my G3 and they actually work pretty good. You can forget about 100 yard accuracy, the dot is just too large, but it's great for 50yards in. Just make sure you don't cross thread the battery cap.
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Ewww. Coin batteries.
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Ewww. Coin batteries.
Lithium ion, small, and cheap as shit. I wouldn't want anything else.
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Lithium ion, small, and cheap as shit. I wouldn't want anything else.
Cheap? My .65 cent AA battery lasts 8 years of continuous use in my Aimpoint and is easier/faster to replace in a pinch than any coin battery. If you can find the 2032 coin batteries cheaper than .65 cents each, please let me know because my dogs shock collar uses them. I keep burning through them trying to train him. They do not last as long expected......... especially for the price.
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took yall's advice and picked this one up this morning. need to sight it in, but so far it seems pretty good. esp. for $30. i also picked up a speed loader for the .38 snub and some .22 short sub sonic low noise rounds. i was just outside with the old rossi .22 pump. damn these shorts are quiet. operation "rabbit dispatch" begins this evening.

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Cheap? My .65 cent AA battery lasts 8 years of continuous use in my Aimpoint and is easier/faster to replace in a pinch than any coin battery. If you can find the 2032 coin batteries cheaper than .65 cents each, please let me know because my dogs shock collar uses them. I keep burning through them trying to train him. They do not last as long expected......... especially for the price.
I pay $0.04 each for coin batteries, sometimes less depending on what CR platform they are. Order from Hong Kong in bulk, ebay has many of these companies. I buy them by the thousand for prototyping. I have a few hundred CR2032's I'll give you some. As for how long they last, I can hook up a 1.3v LED to a coin battery and it will stay lit for a month continuously, no exaggeration.

Here's the first link I found on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/100x-3V-Lithium-...item4a9a8505c7

$5.00 for 100, with shipping comes out to $13.00 or $0.13 unit price... 5 times cheaper than your AA's. Unfortunately unless you buy in big bulk (1000+) you're going to have to pay a little more.

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took yall's advice and picked this one up this morning. need to sight it in, but so far it seems pretty good. esp. for $30. i also picked up a speed loader for the .38 snub and some .22 short sub sonic low noise rounds. i was just outside with the old rossi .22 pump. damn these shorts are quiet. operation "rabbit dispatch" begins this evening.

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I meant to post a picture for you yesterday. Here is the scope on my 10/22. It's not the prettiest thing, but it was worth every penny of 30 bucks, just make sure you don't leave it on.



I'm assuming you got the .22 CCI CB shorts? I used those at my old house with a suppressor literally all you could hear was the spring in my gun.

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If you guys like these Aquila SSS rounds let me know I may let you take a case of them off my hands.

I fired them and remington thunderbolts thru my suppressed P22 and 10/22 and could hardly tell a sound difference. The thunderbolts would group rather well at 50yrs for the wife in her 10/22 but the SSS would be all over the place and really change the bzo. Yes I know it is because they are a short with a 40gr projectile, I just didn't notice a benefit using them over the thunderbolts or some CCI minimags.
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other than not enough balls to cycle the action on my buckmark, any other downsides to me shooting shorts through it? i think someone called the popo when they saw me in the lawn with a flashlight and a rifle last night. i obv. get very bored when the old lady is out of town. thanks gents...

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I'm looking at at getting on of these they have a really good price on a package with the 4X magnifier. They should get some more in next month.

http://www.primaryarms.com/product.sc?productId=65





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I'm looking at at getting on of these they have a really good price on a package with the 4X magnifier. They should get some more in next month.

http://www.primaryarms.com/product.sc?productId=65
the photographer in me cringes at that optic clarity. But for 100 bucks, it'll get the job done.
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primary arms is good to go.
the optic quality is nice. good bang for the buck

i do agree the pic shown sux. marsh needs to get a better camera to sell his products better
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Centerpoint( 1x34) from Walmart, only cost $50 something and is not that bad.
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