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Electric Factory
09-24-2008, 2:18 PM
Is anyone using one of these Burris Fastfire Red Dot sights [ or an even cheaper clone] instead of the much pricier Docter Optics sight on their AR/ OLL rifle ?
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t57/electricfactory/opticsplanet_2019_501947007.jpg

Results ? Satisfied ? Pro/ cons ?
Any insight you guys have would be appreciated, the Docter optics sight looks well done enough, but at over 325.00.... ouch.

phsieh10
09-24-2008, 2:22 PM
I have a otima2000 and a docter. Big difference in brightness. I haven't tried using them as sights yet because they are backup sights. The 4moa optima is too small to see. The bigger dot is better.

Jimmy Deuce
09-24-2008, 2:22 PM
Sorry to hi jack. What about one of these I believe its a little less expensive.
http://www.1337tactical.com/shop/productview.php?productId=12

http://www.1337tactical.com/uploadfiles/200632314494_doctor1l.jpg

Jicko
09-24-2008, 2:25 PM
The 1337 one is junk. A friend of mine got one, it won't hold zero.

For these mini red-dot on ARs, check out Military Moron's detailed review:
http://www.militarymorons.com/weapons/ar.optics.html

///D
09-24-2008, 2:33 PM
I'm gave this one a try at tacticalnightvision.com

http://www.tacticalnightvision.com/red_dot_sights.htm

He is a vendor on ARF.com that has supplied numerous pieces to members w/ good results. One plus about this red dot is it's full metal where others are plastic. I'd love to have a Docter but can't really come to spending $400+ on it.

aplinker
09-24-2008, 2:34 PM
FastFire is a nice optic, but I wouldn't use it on a hard-use AR as a primary optic without a protective cage. It's too exposed.

If you can afford it, the Aimpoint T-1 is a better choice.

mrjones98
09-24-2008, 2:56 PM
I actually got the Pride-Fowler version with a Larue mount that was pretty nice. I liked it because the Larue mount also protected the sight, and the top part was larger than the one for the Docter or FastFire. It also had a switch in the front with 3 settings: off, auto, and maximum brightness.

Electric Factory
09-24-2008, 3:36 PM
FastFire is a nice optic, but I wouldn't use it on a hard-use AR as a primary optic without a protective cage. It's too exposed.

If you can afford it, the Aimpoint T-1 is a better choice.

I wasn't thinking of it as a primary optic per se, but more as an adjunct to an ACOG,
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t57/electricfactory/AR15.jpg

Electric Factory
09-24-2008, 3:38 PM
I actually got the Pride-Fowler version with a Larue mount that was pretty nice. .

Where can this be found ? Link ? Does anyone sell it w/ a LaRue as a package ?

Jicko
09-24-2008, 3:43 PM
I wasn't thinking of it as a primary optic per se, but more as an adjunct to an ACOG,


You should try it first. Any doctor that mount above a scope, you will NOT get proper, if any, cheekweld when using it... it is pretty ineffective...

Electric Factory
09-24-2008, 3:56 PM
You should try it first. Any doctor that mount above a scope, you will NOT get proper, if any, cheekweld when using it... it is pretty ineffective...

You're absolutely right, which is exactly why I'd like to find a cheaper alternative to the Docter Optics. and never mind the cost of the LaRue mount !

aplinker
09-24-2008, 7:11 PM
You should try it first. Any doctor that mount above a scope, you will NOT get proper, if any, cheekweld when using it... it is pretty ineffective...

if you're using in conjunction with an acog it wouldn't make a difference as you would be using as a short range heads up optic

mrjones98
09-24-2008, 8:20 PM
After doing some research, I ended up using the mini-reddot on an angled mount, instead of mounted on top of my ACOG. All I have to do is cant the rifle a tiny bit. It ends up being much more 'compact' and doesn't stick out as much. Seems one of the main concerns is that it sits so high up on top of the ACOG that it's just asking to be knocked around.

Electric, check your PM...