Originally Posted by G2CDeer
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.