LPVO or Red Dot?

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  1. YeeHaa

    YeeHaa Member Charter Life Member

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    ES44AC Happy to be here

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    I just switched from a red dot to a LPVO for my AR15 pistol.
     
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    For my AR pistol, I think the RDS is perfect for my needs because I don’t see myself shooting it past 100-200 yds. For my rifle, it wears a LPVO because I routinely shoot it out to 500 yds. Just depends on your intended use for that platform
     
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    IrishCannon Fight hard.

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    Can't beat a 2MOA RDS IMO. B-27 silhouette center mass all day at 300 with 5.56.

    7.62x39, same deal, just gotta do a little holdover.

    More often than not, I'd rather have the 1x than 1.1x or 1.2x anyways. I'm all about that FOV.

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    bigfelipe I go my own way... Charter Life Member

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    LPVO? Too damned many acronyms...
     
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    Climberman Unstealthiest Ninja

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    Low power variable optic

    1-4xscope
     
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  7. bigfelipe

    bigfelipe I go my own way... Charter Life Member

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    I know. I watched about 15secs of it before I couldn't take it...
     
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    Dude had it right at the end...match the optic to the purpose of the rifle. If you need to make longer shots, you need more magnification. Pretty simple.
     
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    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

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    I've alway liked running an optic at about 1.75 - 2x. Single focal plane vs. iron sights and just a little bit of magnification that looks more like additional clarity rather than magnification. But, I happen to be running an enhanced recticle red dot primarily.
     
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    spockrock Happy to be here

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    I go back and forth here. I currently have 2 T2s on my ARs, and they work really well for what I use them for. However, as I get older the lpvo route seems to make more sense. I’d really like to try out the 1.5power acogs from Primary Arms, but those things are a little pricey to just take a chance on...
     
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    NKD Senior Member Benefactor Kimberless Supporting Member

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    I've went to LPVO on my rifles. They do it all.
    I don't feel like I've lost anything to a red dot, even though my scopes are used at 1X like 90% of the time.
     
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