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To start off, anyone who owns an AR knows that sights, especially Optics, arent a dime a dozen. I was wondering what is a good sight to get that will work well for the average shooter? I dont shoot my AR often nor do I plan on ever using it in rugged conditions, I probably have 250rds ever put through the rifle. I guess what my question is what is a good/reliable sight (not BUIS) that can be purchased under $200?.......
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Re: AR sights........

I have an "Optics Ready" Bushmaster AR. It came with no sights or carry handle and is meant to use with an optic sight. Like you I don't use it much, but I enjoy having it. Whatever you do, don't go too cheap. I figured since I don't use it much I'd get a Barska for $100.00. Bad choice. When you move your eye, you can see the image change like looking through a bottle.
Even though I still won't use it much, I'm saving for a good Leupold or equal. What's the point of a good rifle if the scope is worse than worthless? In the meantime, I actually spent $200 on accessory iron sights from Bushmaster. They fold down when the scope is used. I know it doesn't make good $ sense, but it's a hobby. It just needs to be fun, not sensible.
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If you have a flat top receiver this is a decent one for the use you mentioned.
http://www.vortexoptics.com/category/products
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Re: AR sights........

Vortex is good.

If you can't afford an Eotech, C-more, Aimpoint, or Trijicon I would suggest a PRIMARY ARMS. Also, the C-more is only about $70 more then you want to spend and used optics of the other brands aren't bad!

C-more optic for $270

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Primary arms 1x4 illuminated scope
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Re: AR sights........

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To start off, anyone who owns an AR knows that sights, especially Optics, arent a dime a dozen. I was wondering what is a good sight to get that will work well for the average shooter? I dont shoot my AR often nor do I plan on ever using it in rugged conditions, I probably have 250rds ever put through the rifle. I guess what my question is what is a good/reliable sight (not BUIS) that can be purchased under $200?.......
It really depends on what you want and what you want to do.
I am guessing you have a flat top... (if not your options are limited)
I have a 4x16 on one rifle, An Eotech on another, an ACOG on another.

The scoped rifle is as accurate as most of my bolt guns.
The Eotech has a 4MOA dot... so precision shooting is not it's strength.
(Eotechs aren't cheap but Bushnell makes a unit w/o the shield in the $200 range.
(supposedly they are essentially the same)

The ACOG is nice & plenty capable of precision at reasonable ranges.
Again, ACOGs are expensive, but copies are available... KNOW what your buying.

I have yet another that is wearing an old Tasco that I had on the shelf.

Bottom line, any optic that would work on a similar size rifle, will work on
a flat top AR. Leopold makes an "AR" scope as do some others...
they usually have ballistic reticles tuned to a particular load.

You can also use a Burris fastfire or equivalent. You need to decide what you want to do with it.
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Anothe rvote for primary arms
I have an M4 clone and could not be happier for the price

also check out http://www.AR15.com
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Thanks for the info everyone.......
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