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dadoody
08-05-2010, 7:58 PM
I've been looking at EOTech Clone sights, TruGlo RedDot sights, and NCStar reflex sights......basically I want a under $100 electronic sighting system that will handle the recoil of my Mossberg 590 without losing its zero.

Of the 3, I'm considering the TruGlo sights very much. I'm hearing that they hold the zero very well...however, the EOTech clone claims it can as well:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Eotech-552-Clone-Free-Shipping-/220649261682?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0

I don't know who makes it though, but that ebay description is kinda selling me......but I need the help of you more experienced people.

I'd like to buy the best sight for a shotgun for the least amount.

sniper4usmc
08-05-2010, 8:32 PM
http://www.botachtactical.com/itac.html
I would get this or Bushnell trs25 for $99 at cabelas..
I would stay away from knockoff aimpoint or eotech from hong kong

dadoody
08-05-2010, 8:36 PM
That BOTACH price is awesome.......but they (BOTACH) have horrible reviews.

vintagedude88
08-05-2010, 10:03 PM
That Aimpoint Micro knock off is just cheap airsoft stuff. Don't let the Sig name fool you.

Also don't be fooled by the durability claims on the Eotech knock off either. They may say it can handle real firearms but they're really talking about .22LR or .223. Thats nothing compared to the recoil of a pump gun like a Mossberg 500.

I had a nice little BSA RGB dot that I picked up from Big 5 a while back. It worked great until one day I tried using it with my gas operated Saiga with 3" magnums. After the 5th round the optic just shattered.

Currently on my Mossberg I have an NC Star reflex dot sight. It has worked for me so far. However I've only shot birdshot with it and haven't used it on anything heavy like slugs or 3" magnums so I can't say it will last you. That thing you can find for about $50 - $70 on Ebay.

The optic that I finally settled for on my Saiga is a refurbished Bushnell that I got off Ebay for about $75. It has red and green illumination and has a selection of four different reticles like my reflex. Its basically similar to the Millet or Simmons of the same kind.
http://www.netconx.net/~contender/Bush%2073-0135.jpg
http://cgi.ebay.com/BUSHNELL-TROPHY-RED-DOT-RED-SIGHT-4-DIAL-IN-RETICLES-/370414922550?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0

shooting4life
08-05-2010, 10:19 PM
Vortex strike fire is the way to go. I has a lifetime warranty from a great company and when I got mine a year or so ago it was $100

sniper4usmc
08-05-2010, 10:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGLOd1jHz8E
http://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/reviews-bushnell-1x25-trophy-series-riflescope-trs-25-red-dot-731303.html

great reviews,and it can handle 12ga....

dadoody
08-06-2010, 12:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGLOd1jHz8E
http://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/reviews-bushnell-1x25-trophy-series-riflescope-trs-25-red-dot-731303.html

great reviews,and it can handle 12ga....

Thx again. Nothing but great reviews. Cheap price. I'll look to buy one for under 100. Thanks!