Good starter optics for the AR-15?

I'm new to /k/, new to owning firearms in general. I got an M&P-15 sport recently, picrel. I'm a bit of a poorgay which is why I got the rifle I did. Anyways I'm looking for a red dot or some other optic that would go well with it. Preferably costing anywhere between 500-800 dollars.
If you guys are able to help that would be much appreciated.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    lel put a acog on that b***h

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Seconded, get a used ACOG

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        where do you find used ACOGs without being scammed with chinese knockoffs?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Tac swap and egay but you do your homework on finding chinkoids. Protip trijicons have massive cast marks down the middle that get milled down a bit.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I would do some soul searching and cough up the extra $150

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Don't ever get a TA01, there is literally no reason to and hasn't been for decades. Get a TA31.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >sights cheaper than an RMR/RCR/P2
              >no batteries required
              >no QD mount required

              Would be cool but I don't know where I'd get one, I've also heard they're pretty expensive so not sure.

              You already have 50% down to finance one and pay off over the course of two months

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                cheaper than an RMR/RCR/P2
                >>no batteries required
                >>no QD mount required
                And no illumination in daylight. It's shit.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Etched reticle, no illumination required

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >no illumination required
                As long as you are always aiming at things with high contrast. Aim at a window into a dark room and tell me where your reticle is.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Well, you're free to stack an RDS and make the fiber optic irrelevant

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I am head of the department of redundancy department. Not only do I have an ACOG ECOS with red dot, and irons integrated into the ACOG, but irons on the rifle as well.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe some people prefer the Block I to the Block II, you ever think of that?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You're right, I should have said "aside from cloning" because that's a good use of the TA01. I just think as a general rule people really should probably pick up a used TA31 rather than try to save ~$50-100 on a TA01 and find out daytime illumination does sometimes matter.

                I came in too hot, sorry

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No worries, COGbro, between you and me: I too opted for the TA31 (definitive 4x32 look)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Would be cool but I don't know where I'd get one, I've also heard they're pretty expensive so not sure.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    get a vortex crossfire and buy more ammo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's one of the reasons I wanted a semi cheap optic, so I can buy way more ammo. Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Aimpoint PRO is the most proven optic and will cost you $500. Aimpoint Comp5 is the best one they make and will cost you $800.

    Realistically if you get the PRO, a good light, and a sling you will still be under $800 in accessories and you'll be gtg.

  4. 1 month ago
    gon.

    get a romeo 5

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      irons and a Sig R5s

      If you're poor, get a Sig Romeo 5 red dot, If you want a LVPO, you can find Sig 1-6 on sale for treefiddy.

      These.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Holosun HS403. You can get them sub $200 NiB

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    irons and a Sig R5s

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just starting out and don't want to overdo it? Sig Romeo 5 or SPARC AR red dot. Both around $130 and both certified poorgay choices. Once you get tired of them and upgrade just save them as something to throw on another rifle of your for the time being until you decide what you want to do with it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you're poor, get a Sig Romeo 5 red dot, If you want a LVPO, you can find Sig 1-6 on sale for treefiddy.

      get a romeo 5

      Sig Sauer Romeo and Juliet is nice and affordable.

      I'll definitely look into the Romeo 5, I was looking at Aimpoint and a little bit at holosun as well.
      Getting an ACOG would be frickin cool though.
      Anyways, thanks for the recommendations and I'll definitely do more research as well.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I recommend getting irons first and pratice and then move up to an optic, and after getting the optic upgrade the trigger.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're poor, get a Sig Romeo 5 red dot, If you want a LVPO, you can find Sig 1-6 on sale for treefiddy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The LVPO also comes with the mount too.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Check on tacswap for a used aim point. Or get a holosun.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sig Sauer Romeo and Juliet is nice and affordable.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You have two options. Buy new and get a chink optic for cheap (holosun) or buy used and get something great. You can get a used ACOG for under $800 easily if you use leddit (free and has a good reputation system so you won’t get scammed) or tacswap (paid but also good). If you want a dot get a used compm4 for $400-450. Whatever you do don’t buy one of the expensive Chinese options. Holosun is good for poorgays but if you are budgeting 500-800 just get something quality but used.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a Bushnell TRS-25 maybe a decade ago. It have had it on both AR's and sitting right on the gastube of an AK. It's survived tons of rounds worth of recoild and heat and it keeps on ticking.
    It isn't bombproof like an Aimpoint or anything, but for like $60 I very much recommend it as something surprisingly good for the bottom barrel price.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    PA microprisms are decent, vortex spitfires are also ok

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    literally any cheap 3-9x40

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >M&P15
      >Cheapshit 3-9x40
      Literally my mid 70's grandpas AR setup

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        literally any cheap 3-9x40

        3-9x40 is just lovely in all cases

        https://i.imgur.com/GiuZQbk.png

        I'm new to /k/, new to owning firearms in general. I got an M&P-15 sport recently, picrel. I'm a bit of a poorgay which is why I got the rifle I did. Anyways I'm looking for a red dot or some other optic that would go well with it. Preferably costing anywhere between 500-800 dollars.
        If you guys are able to help that would be much appreciated.

        Here is a list of all the good optics:
        >Red dots from SIG
        >4x from trijicon
        >3x from primary arms
        >Every 3-9x that costs more than $100, especially with Romeo 5 red dot on 45° mount
        >Primary arms 1-6x Nova SFP

        If you worried about durability, buy something fixed power (red dot or prism)

        I will buy 3-9x scopes as long as there's an economy

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you have an astigmatism, just save yourself years of anguish and go straight to a fixed power prism optic, like a Primary Arms 3x or 5x. Cheap and light and very durable, and can be used even if the battery or electronics take a shit. Ultimate SHTF optic.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    403R

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I personally have an acog on my ar but I am also a fan of dots
    I bought a t2 micro in like 2014 when it was one of the few good ones on the market and now the market is flooded with good dots from sig and holosun that cost way less for a good % of the capability
    I have heard good things about the primary arms microprisims and I am eventually get a 7.62x39 3x one for my ak because they seemd good to go for the money
    I bought my acog used on an auction site for $750 and love it to bits but they are certainly pricey, esp. when you could drop half of that on a scope and half on more ammo, a sling, more mags, and a flash light

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