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Old 09-12-2017, 06:30 PM
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If you guys get tired of my questions let me know and I will give it a rest for a while.Do any of you use a magnifier in front of your red dot,if so how does it work for you and how do you like it.As opposed to a variable scope with illumination on the dot or triangle,thanks again.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:39 PM
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Personally don't have any issues with your questions. So, you can keep plugging away. I don't use a magnifier with my RD. Unless I'm going for shooting tiny groups, or past 100yds, I see no need for the magnifier. If I'm looking for small groups, doing load development, or going beyond 100yds, then I mount my 3x9 variable.

To me, it makes more sense to go with the illuminated variable scope than with the RD+magnifier. Less things to break. Better overall balance. Plus with the variable you're not making a compromise as to the magnification.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:27 PM
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I use the EOTech with magnifier on one of my rifles and it works great, I have old eyes. I like to shoot irons and then turn on the eotech and shoot with the reticle. Then to shoot further I just slap the magnifier and I can shoot further all in a matter of seconds.

Does it work better than a variable scope, nope.

Am I glad I bought it, yes.

Would I buy it for all my rifles, nope.

It's one of those deals where if you want it and are willing to fork out the money for it than do it, but a scope would be cheaper and do the same.

Right now I have mine set up on a DD.

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Thank you gentleman
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Normally a magnifier is mounted behind the optic, not in front of it.

I'm not a magnfier fan, that's just me. Too much weight, too much bulk, too much fuss. If you want magnification, get a good 1 x 4 scope, it works better in the long haul. Again, that's just me.
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I tossed a Meprolight - maybe it is a MEPRO M21 - on my M4, after I used one in Israel at Caliber 3's tourist class (long story). Mostly, an expensive fun item, something novel instead of just using my two flip up iron sights. I don't shoot the gun much but I wouldn't add anything else on there - the concept to me is quick sighting of a target in reasonably close proximity, not sniping at long distance.
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Though about it ........... no thanks...... Aimpoint or a 1-4x20 Leupold scope.

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I have a couple of magnifiers from Primary arms.
http://www.primaryarms.com/MCategori...Dot-Magnifiers Their house brand is cheap enough to try it. It works fine. I got it because I had to admit that my wife's 1-4 scope is better than my Eotech at 100 yds plus. But I don't much like scopes. Two problems that I see w/ the magnifier. 1- You have to move the dot pretty far forward to have room for the magnifier, or remove the stock rear sight. 2- The magnifier means you get back to needing that perfect eye position much like w/ a scope. They are a fun toy to play with ( and at around $100 from PA not too expensive) and have some use, but none are on any of our rifles right now.
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