View Full Version : Compact, non-battery reliant, optics?

08-18-2010, 9:26 AM
Any recommendations for something like the Lepould Prismatic, http://www.leupold.com/tactical/products/scopes/prismatic-riflescope/prismatic-1x14mm-tactical-illum-reticle/, but in the $150 price range? For an AR-15.


08-18-2010, 10:42 AM
I'm not sure if this still works but it's worth trying:


A Sig mini red dot for $100. I think it would need a mount so investigate that first but it has a lifetime warranty...

Or you could get a laser.

08-19-2010, 11:06 PM
Nothing else out there?

08-20-2010, 12:17 AM
trijicon RMRs are non battery operated, tri powers are also non battery operated but do have a battery as a third source of power(aside from tritium and fiber optic)

sorry missed the $150 part, i guess if thats the case, you probably won't find one short of a cheap 1-4x scope

08-20-2010, 11:27 AM
i would say trijicon, but you will walk away with at least an $800 hole in your pockets
they are nice scopes tho and they will last untill the eath explodes

08-20-2010, 10:42 PM
Theres this for $99.95:


http://www.jgsales.com/product_thumb.php?img=images/1 Scope FM4PRST 4x32 6-488.jpg&w=135&h=90

I have no experience with this scope, although I have had good luck with some other scopes from FM Optics. It appears to have a glass etched reticle that reverts to black when not illuminated. I wouldn't count on it to trump an ACOG, but it's probably not too bad for what it is. Primary Arms used to sell a version of this under their brand name as well, although it's not currently listed on their site.