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Saiga 7.62 CaliGunner
09-16-2010, 1:16 AM
I got a saiga and wanna put a red dot on it but not sure which one to get, any suggestions?

Rogu3
09-16-2010, 1:43 AM
Primary arms, and pocket 250 bucks.

CoyoteHunter555
09-16-2010, 5:24 AM
Primary arms, and pocket 250 bucks.

+1^ for Primary Arms. Also, Burris and Vortex

stphnman20
09-16-2010, 5:52 AM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=341843&highlight=red+dot

ParallaxTactical.com
09-16-2010, 6:59 AM
Vortex SPARC.

Best value if you consider the warranty, and it's not just because we sell them!

BANG BANG
09-19-2010, 12:27 AM
Primary arms, and pocket 250 bucks.

I have a PA M4 and has held up great, for about $100.00 bucks shipped

ExtremeX
09-19-2010, 1:48 AM
Im looking for one too, havent ordered yet.

I really like the Vortex SPARC but I just cant pass up the price/value of the primary arms red dots.

SPARC seems like a great buy if the warranty is important and it does come with 3 different height bases.

Cobra Tactical
10-04-2010, 3:41 PM
EOtech is running a promotional special for an $80 rebate on optics.

CSTactical
10-06-2010, 1:31 PM
The Vortex SPARC and/or Strikefire (http://www.cstactical.com/Vortex-Optics/RED-DOT-SIGHTS/Vortex-Optics) are hard to beat for the price point. We currently have these in-stock as well.

Thanks,

Mike @ CST

sniper4usmc
10-06-2010, 1:54 PM
bushnell TRS-25,it was $79 at cabelas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGLOd1jHz8E

C_1
10-06-2010, 4:24 PM
Best and affordable dont really go in the same sentence. Aimpoint and EOTech are top notch but expensive. However, if youre not kicking doors or playing in the sandbox, then an inexpensive red dot for your weekend range gun is fine.

Check out my thread about an inexpensive red dot for my buddy's AR : http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=348550

Uncle Scary
10-06-2010, 6:56 PM
Vortex SPARC.

Best value if you consider the warranty, and it's not just because we sell them!

I have a strikefire and I like Vortex's customer service. Top notch.

zfields
10-06-2010, 9:38 PM
Just ordered a PA micro gen 7, Ill let you know how it is in a couple weeks.


Going to pair it with a Vortex 3x9 or 2.5x10 with an offset mount for the redot.

zfields
10-08-2010, 10:15 PM
Just got it today, Looks good, but unfortunatly its not going to work the way I needed to mount it.

Droppin Deuces
10-09-2010, 5:25 PM
Just got it today, Looks good, but unfortunatly its not going to work the way I needed to mount it.

If you don't mind me asking, how are you trying to mount it? I was looking at these as well because I want to have a micro on a Daniel Defense offset mount next to my primary 3-9x.

zfields
10-09-2010, 6:04 PM
Actually, similar to your set up, But on my AK its thrown far to high I think to make this work.

noob_tube
10-09-2010, 7:47 PM
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll208/narkotikchaos/DSCN0854.jpg

TruGlo 2 color/multi-reticle 2x red dot on my Saiga :) Cost me $150

SVT-40
10-13-2010, 2:34 PM
I have the Bushnell TRS-25 mounted on Ultimak mounts on a few of my AK and Siaga rifles. Great set ups. The low mounting on the Ultimak rail allows you to "co-witness" (1/3) the iron sights.

The sight and mount set up has proved to be very quick and rugged.

Woo
10-13-2010, 2:41 PM
I have a strikefire and I like Vortex's customer service. Top notch.

+1. The optic is great. Mine has held zero through 1200+

Kiba
10-13-2010, 2:54 PM
Another vote for Vortex.

slagusmc
10-13-2010, 9:46 PM
Ive seen some well used real aimpoint M2s selling for under $200 lately..

bombadillo
10-13-2010, 9:56 PM
Bushnell trs-25 or Primary Arms red dots are great. I just saw some old aimpoints sell here for like $225 and he had 8 of them. Check here for used Aimpoints.

Fot
10-13-2010, 9:59 PM
I have a primary arms on mine.. fine for a range gun.. Think it war $90 to my door.

biker777
10-20-2010, 8:45 PM
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll208/narkotikchaos/DSCN0854.jpg

TruGlo 2 color/multi-reticle 2x red dot on my Saiga :) Cost me $150


What type of mount are you using??

EL_NinO619
10-21-2010, 10:28 AM
Vortex SPARC.

Best value if you consider the warranty, and it's not just because we sell them!

Bought one from him, A+ RD. :D

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=277&t=187104