AR15 Red Dot Scope:
No doubt as you surf the internet looking at pictures of your dream or future dream AR15 you notice a variety of scopes being utilized. This page is for the person who wants to know what most other folks are using and what's the best dot scope for his or her rifle and budget. I wont go in to depth here but I will note key features and details where applicable below.
For your convenience I've included the manufacturers link as well as a link to the optics planet product page for each scope. Any questions or reviews of dot scopes to offer for the site are always welcome, drop me a line at the contact page.
Aimpoint Comp M2 Red Dot Sight 10336 (Aimpoint M68/CCO Red Dot Sight 10336)
Aimpoint CompM2 red dot sights are now in use by many Armed Forces including elite Special Forces around the world. The CompM2, also known as the M68/CCO (when used by US forces), is the standard sight for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force as well as the armed forces of many NATO countries. Due to its compatibility with all generations of night vision device (NVD), the CompM2 is ready for use around the clock. The CompM2 holds up under the roughest physical handling and can withstand the most severe weather conditions and temperatures. In fact, Aimpoint CompM2 is completely submersible and will withstand pressures up to 2,5 atmospheres allowing it to be taken up to 25 meters underwater. When the CompM2 was initially released to the market, it became the benchmark against which all other combat optics are measured. While primary utilized by armed forces, hunters and sport shooters who want a professional grade sight can also use the CompM2.
BURRIS AR-332 Prism Sight
I really would like this for my pre-ban Colt AR15 , its a 3X tactical prism sight that’s rugged, compact and waterproof to 5m, the AR-332 features Burris’ unique Ballistic/CQ™ reticle. Burris Optics’ ‘Close Quarters’ reticle performs at long range too, with proven Ballistic Plex-style drop compensation. It ships with integrated lens covers, multicoated lenses and a Picatinny rail mounting bracket. Also mounts on an AR carry handle.
EOTech 552-A65/1 HOLOgraphic Weapon Sight
I like this particular model for several reasons. The EOTech 552 operates on AA batteries rather than the harder to find and more expensive "N" type batteries. Additionally the 552 is night vision compatible. Best of all its one of the least expensive (cheapest) EOTech's available
The Model 512 is fast becoming the most popular model HWS. This tactical optic is perfect for agencies that want the best in CQB speed and versatility, without the need for night vision compatibility.
- AA Battery model (supports Lithium and Alkaline)
- 65 MOA circle with 1 MOA aiming dot reticle pattern
- Includes rugged aluminum hood assembly and knobbed, tool-less mounting bolt
- Interfaces to standard 1 inch Weaver dovetail / Picatinny rail
The new EOTECH 517.A65 has been developed to optimize the functionality of the HWS. The buttons have been moved from the back to the left side for instant access, allowing a magnifier or a back up iron sight to fit closely to the HWS body. This new button position allows the user to operate the HWS function switches easier than ever before. Additionally, a portion of the front base has been raised to allow the sight to fit over standard hand guards found on many M-4 or M-16 style weapons
- Buttons on left side to work specifically with magnifiers
- AA Battery model (supports Lithium or Alkaline
- Standard A65 image (65 MOA ring/1 MOA dot reticle)
EOTech HOLOgraphic Weapon Sight 557 AR223 (M557) Night Vision Compatible
The new 557.AR223 has been developed to optimize the functionality of the HWS. The buttons have been moved from the back to the left side for instant access, allowing a magnifier, night vision, or a back up iron sight to fit closely to the HWS body. This new button position allows the user to operate the HWS function switches easier than ever before. Additionally, a portion of the front base has been raised to allow the sight to fit over standard hand guards found on many M-4 or M-16 style weapons.
The 557.AR223 is configured with a new ballistic matching reticle image for the M4 carbine. The battle tested circle/dot reticle will be offered along with a series of 1 MOA aiming dots that are vertically aligned and calibrated specifically for the ballistic drop of .223 caliber ammunition. The reticle provides 4 aiming dots for target distances of 0-300m, 400m, 500m, and 600m.
- Buttons on left side to work specifically with NV or magnifiers
- AA Battery model (supports Lithium or Alkaline)
- Ballistic reticle specific to .223 caliber munitions
- Compatible with Gen I-IV Night Vision Systems (tandem operation)
- Raised 7mm base
Visit EOTech. I have more on the 557 AR233 at combatrifle.net
EOTech EOLAD Laser Protective Hood
Found this interesting item while browsing the web. It's a protective hood for EOTech sights that features an integrated laser module. It labeled "EOLAD Style Protective Hood Laser Module for EOTech"
- CNC Aluminium Anodized Coating Protective Hood for EOTech 511,551,512 and 552 Scope clones
- Embedded Adjustable Co-witness Visible Red Laser Module
- Powered by (4) LR41 Batteries
- Constant On/Off Button Switch and Remote Pressure Pad Control
- Innovative Top of Hood Back Up Sight