cheap magnified optic

Discussion in 'General Accessory Discussion' started by Alexp08, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Alexp08

    Alexp08 New Member

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    Im one of those players that is on a very tight budget. So im trying to look for a magnified optic. Can anyone recommend something like a acog or reddot that is magnified around the 20$ range? thanks.
    It doesnt have to have a crazy magnification,(2x,3x maybe even 4x)
     
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  2. Rushin

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    I don't think you'll find anything worth having in that range. What I'd do at your price point is mount binoculars to your gun, chop off one side of them, and color a red dot in the middle with some paint.
     

  3. Alexp08

    Alexp08 New Member

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    what price range would i be looking at?
     
  4. Rushin

    Rushin Well-Known Member

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    I'm not exactly sure, but nice red dots start around $50, and even that's pretty low, so I'd assume you'd be looking at more for a magnified one. You're probably looking for something like an ACOG I assume?
     
  5. snapshot311

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    This is the greatest thing I've ever read. But the whole time I'm like.... uh huh.... yep.... I mean yea.... and a lil electric tape and blam.... diy mods are my favorite part of airsoft. I might have to do this just to do this.
     
  6. Rushin

    Rushin Well-Known Member

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    It sounds really stupid but it would actually work okay if you got the dot centered. Still stupid, but it'd work.
     
  7. yakantosh

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    The only thing worthwhile you are going to find in that price range is going to be a used .22 scope. Its not a red dot or acog, but it will stay centered better than anything new for under $20.
     
  8. snapshot311

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    Amazon. Take a chance on a cheapie. It's airsoft. So far I've gotten 2 that I took chances on. A Fakeog from China for $50 which took forever to ship, but is absolutely awesome and a HUGE 6x24 scope with sunshade and crappy rings for $60. Which is also awesome. But yea. $20. Save a few more dollars.
     
  9. ma_airsoft

    ma_airsoft Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I was actually able to buy a nice red dot on Amazon. I purchased a 1X40 zoom for $24. I'll send you a link if your interested. It's full metal and comes with batteries
     
  10. Rushin

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    Tell us how it is! I've gotten a few cheapy scopes and wasn't super impressed, this one could be different.
     
  11. ma_airsoft

    ma_airsoft Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'll send pictures later, in school right now. So far it works great and I have no regrets!
     
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    ma_airsoft Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It's got 5 different brightness levels for both red and green. It's adjustable for both wind age and elevation. It came with a battery, and is full metal.
     
  13. Jeranhound

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    Can you clearly see the dot when using it outside in full daylight? That's the largest complaint with cheap red dots.
     
  14. ma_airsoft

    ma_airsoft Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, usually with it on low brightness levels too
     
  15. osawaab

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