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Red Dot sight


Regular Member
Jan 14, 2013
I got a bullpup kit coming in soon and wanted to get a sight for it.

I want the lever on the side so I can easily remove when needed and stuff.
Don't want a cheap one and not top of the line.

Suggestions for personal experiences?


Regular Member
Mar 11, 2012
Middletown, CT
yup, eotech and aimpoint would be my suggestions too. they are the top of the line brands IMO, but their standard models are still quite affordable.

I paid $420 for my eotech 512 brand new. its true laser holographic, completely parallax free, and battery life is 600hours-1000hours. it comes with an allen screw and a thumbscrew, so the choice is yours of which to use.
keep in mind, any other red-dot sight will be lucky if it gets over 2 hours of battery life. strongly factor that fact into your decision. also remember that when replacing the battery in a lot of sights, it alters the positioning, drastically throwing off the aim. eotech's are NOT affected by replacing the battery.
eotechs are also one of the only ones that are genuinely waterproof. nearly anything else will just fizzle out at the first trace of liquid water.


Regular Member
Aug 8, 2010
I want a guide rod one in green, but they only make them in red :(

Since you're not going with the guide rod I strongly suggest green for their daytime functionality.