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orangeglo
08-26-2010, 8:04 PM
I would like to get a magnifier for my 557 but I really can't bring myself to shell out the 500 bucks for the eotech g23.

Anyone have any suggestions for a reasonably priced magnifier for general plinking?

Note: I imagine the 7mm raised base on the 557 would be a factor.

SuperSet
08-26-2010, 8:06 PM
Vortex VMX3 in a LaRue LT649-T (Tall) mount will work.

orangeglo
08-26-2010, 8:10 PM
Vortex VMX3 in a LaRue LT649-T (Tall) mount will work.

WOW fast response!

Thanks for the suggestions, gonna check these both out. I have looked at the Vortex a bit but couldn't figure out what mount would work with it.

Thanks much!

Mental_Atrophy
09-15-2010, 8:47 AM
I have the 557 also, but I am getting the La Rue LT649-T mount with the Burris 3x AR magnifier. http://www.burristactical.com/artripler.html

SuperSet
09-15-2010, 8:51 AM
Did you already get the Tripler? If not, look at the VMX3. I've had the Tripler and the Vortex has better eye relief.

Mental_Atrophy
09-15-2010, 9:11 AM
I already have the Burris.

Mental_Atrophy
09-15-2010, 12:15 PM
However, I just got it. I'll RMA it back to the place I bought it from. Even with having to pay return shipping, the Vortex is still $50 cheaper.

orangeglo
09-16-2010, 12:23 AM
I just got the VMX3 today and it looks pretty good. Only got to play with it for a minute before I left for work. But, the optic was clean and sharp, the build quality appeared solid and the eye relief was good. It even came with a cheap mount that works ok with my 557 eotech. Still waiting for the larue mount to come. Me thinks it will be a while. The wheels of larue appear to turn very slow.

orangeglo
09-16-2010, 9:12 PM
Here it is mounted using the mount that came with it (absolute cowitness).

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/3373/photozc.jpg