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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Good red dot or holographic that can take recoil?

Looking for a good red dot or holographic site to add to an AK47 and a Keltec KSG shotgun.

I had a Burris red dot attached to the AK for awhile, but the point of impact would shift. Shoot really nice for 10 or 20 shots and then it's off a few inches. I think it's simply not designed to handle the recoil.

Any suggestions for a red dot or holographic site that can absorb recoil?

I'm thinking of adding something similar to my Keltec KSG shotgun- THAT beast has a heck of a recoil, alot more than the AK- so I need something sturdy!

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 09:56 PM
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Re: Good red dot or holographic that can take recoil?

Might have the name off a bit but I think it's EOTECH? Expensive but good quality. That Burris shouldn't have failed like that. Did you contact Burris about it?

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Re: Good red dot or holographic that can take recoil?

I have a Bushnell Red Dot on my 45/70 that has held up well. I can't believe the Burris failed on ya?

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Re: Good red dot or holographic that can take recoil?

What is your budget?
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Re: Good red dot or holographic that can take recoil?

I am an Aimpoint guy, so my first recommendation would be a T1/2.

I just bought a Trijicon MRO as well. I haven't owned the MRO to give it any recommendations aside of saying it has a larger FOV compared to my T1.

I'm sure you can spend less to get what you want. T1 will run you $600-700 with mount. The MRO with ADM mount cost me $450.
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Re: Good red dot or holographic that can take recoil?

Depends on how much you want to spend. My picks.

Low cost:
Truglo Tru-brite $69
https://www.amazon.com/Truglo-Tru-Brite-...tru-glo+red+dot

Mid cost:
Vortex StrikeFire 2 $175
https://www.amazon.com/Vortex-Optics.../dp/B00HYRGYA2

Holosun HS503C $209-240
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014GBIZD2/ref...=I1KFDAV0TTA96B

High end: $450-650 EOTech, Trijicon MRO

I own all except the Trijicon and are very happy with all of them.
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Re: Good red dot or holographic that can take recoil?

Not sure why anyone is recommending Eotech. Eotech was sued for fraud. There is a buyback program for Eotech owners.

http://soldiersystems.net/2015/11/24/us-...-eotech-sights/
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Re: Good red dot or holographic that can take recoil?

Pa microdot for the win! I like to be able to co witness on AKs..
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Re: Good red dot or holographic that can take recoil?

I've had very good luck with the reflex style sights like Burris FastFire (I & II) and the original that all of them kinda copied, the Tasco ProPoint Optima. That ProPoint held up for years on my 45-70 guide gun.

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-04-2016, 01:41 PM
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Re: Good red dot or holographic that can take recoil?

Eotech issue involved fluctuations due to extreme temperature changes. I highly doubt any of us will encounter the scenarios described with the Eotech issue.
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